RSC-4x Module Programmer Board

RSC-4x Module Programmer Board
RSC-4x Module Programmer Board
MPB User Manual
With FluentChip™ Technology
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Introduction
Welcome to the RSC-4x family of mixed-signal processors and the world of low-cost, high-performance speech
recognition! In addition to offering the world’s most advanced speech processor for mass production, Sensory
also offers the benefits of hardware speech recognition with a line of standardized modules based on the
revolutionary RSC-4128 chip. Developers can now utilize either Sensory’s VR Stamp™ module for small
quantity production requirements, or they can develop products designed to use RSC-4x chips in quantity with
the RSC-4x Rapid Prototyping Module (RPM). The RPM allows developers to quickly design prototypes
featuring FluentChip™ speech technologies just by adding an industry-standard 40-pin footprint DIP module that
has been programmed using a PC and a Module Programmer Board (MPB). The VR Stamp Programmer board
has been superseded by the RSC-4x Module Programmer Board but provides the same functionality.
Sensory’ FluentChip™ Technology is capable of running HMM (Hidden Markov Model) and neural network
based speaker independent (SI), speaker dependent (SD), speaker verification (SV), speech and music
synthesis including SXL requiring 0-wait state, record and playback (RP), and sound effect technologies on
Sensory’s RSC-4x family of microcontrollers.
Additional speech tools are available, such as QuickSynthesis™ 4, which allows speech to be compressed for
low data rate synthesis. Development for the RPM is the same as for an RSC-4x chip, and uses the Phyton
Project-SE IDE, which is a free download from Phyton (www.phyton.com.) A limited-life C Compiler is available
in the VR Stamp Toolkit, and an unrestricted version is available for purchase from Phyton directly for other
development needs. These tools are designed to run under Windows 2000 and XP operating systems only.
NOTE: The VR Stamp, RPM and MPB are subsets of the Sensory’s RSC-4x Demo/Evaluation V2 Board, so it
can also be used for module development. However, neither the VR Stamp Toolkit nor the RSC-4x
Demo/Evaluation V2 Toolkit can be used to develop products using Sensory’s RSC-164, 264, 364, Voice
Extreme, or SVC families of chips.
Overview
The Module Programmer Board allows you
to:
Download an application program from
a PC to a module
Develop module-based applications
Demo key speech technologies
Sample key Sensory speech
technologies
Additional Resources
For the VR Stamp schematic, refer to
70-0066
For the RPM schematic,
refer to: 70-0068
For the MPB schematic, refer to: 700069
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Programming a Sensory Module
The Module Programmer Board allows you to prepare either the VR Stamp or RPM for use in your electronic
product. You can download an application program from a PC, and once the application program is installed on
the module, you can unplug and install it into your product.
MPB Setup
Important: The MPB uses the Future Technology Devices Intl’s FT232BM USB UART. Updated drivers and
documentation can be found on the Future Technology Devices Intl’s website at www.ftdichip.com. For selecting
the COM port, please refer to “USB Driver COM Port Instructions”.
1) Look at the MPB. Make sure the ON/OFF switch is in the OFF position and the RUN/DOWNLOAD
switch is set to RUN.
2) If your operating system is Windows XP or XP Service Pack 1, temporarily disconnect the internet
connection during USB driver installation by removing the network cable or modem cable. If your
operating system is Windows XP Service Pack 2, leave the internet connection. If you are not sure,
disconnect the internet connection.
3) Connect a wall mount power supply rated at 9VDC/500ma to the MPB. A 120 volt version is included.
The MAIN PWR LED will turn on.
4) USB Driver Installation:
There are two drivers that need to be installed for the virtual COM port (VCP). One is the serial
converter driver, and the other is the COM port emulation driver.
For Windows XP:
a) Connect the MPB to your PC with a USB cable.
b) Found New Hardware Wizard should pop up. (Note: If the wizard does not pop up, you may
need to remove older FTDI. To uninstall the drivers, go to “Add or Remove Programs” of
Windows, and remove “FTDI USB Serial Converter Drivers.”
c) It will ask, “Can Windows connect to Windows Update to search for software?”
d) Select “No, not this time”
e) It will ask, “What do you want the wizard to do?”
f) Select “Install from a list or specific location”
g) Select ”Search for the best driver in these locations”, and “Include this location in the search:”,
and then browse to “USB Drivers” folder in the CD.
h) If Windows is configured to warn when unsigned drivers are about to be installed, the warning
windows will pop up.
i) Select “Continue Anyway”.
j) Windows should then display a message for the completion of the installation.
k) Click “Finish”.
l) The serial converter driver was successfully installed.
m) Right after the serial converter driver installation, Found New Hardware Wizard will pop up
again. This time, it is for installing the COM port emulation driver. Repeat steps c) – k).
For Windows 2000:
a) Connect the MPB to your PC with a USB cable
b) Found New Hardware Wizard should pop up. (Note: If the wizard does not pop up, you may
need to remove older FTDI drivers. To uninstall the drivers, go to “Add or Remove Programs” of
Windows, and remove “FTDI USB Serial Converter Drivers.”
c) It will ask, “What do you want the wizard to do?”
d) Select “Search for a suitable driver for my device”
e) Select “Optional search locations”, and select “CD ROM driver”
f) It will warn that Digital Signature not found”.
g) Select “Yes” to continue.
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h)
i)
j)
k)
Windows should then display a message for the completion of the installation.
Click “Finish”.
The serial converter driver was successfully installed.
Right after the serial converter driver installation, the Found New Hardware Wizard will pop up
again. This time, it is for installing the COM port emulation driver. Repeat steps c) – i.)
Note: If you would like to learn more about configuring COM ports and other installation issues, please
see the included documents: “USB Driver Installation Instructions for XP”, page 10 - 15, “Installing VCP
Drivers” and “USB Driver COM Port Instructions.” Refer to sections regarding FT232BM.
Note: Many USB problems not resolved by COM port configuration can be resolved by eliminating USB
hubs or by selecting another USB port.
5) Uninstalling USB Drivers:
To uninstall the drivers, go to “Add or Remove Programs” of Windows, and remove “FTDI USB Serial
Converter Drivers.”
Programming the RPM or VR Stamp Modules
For a quick development with Sensory modules, we have provided the following features in the programmer:
Through holes for all IO pins
RUN/DOWNLOAD switch
Audio jacks for PWM and DAC outputs
On-board microphone
Header for an external microphone connection
1) Install the RPM or VR Stamp into the 40 pin DIP ZIF socket following industry standard practices to
minimize ESD issues. Pin one is labeled on the module, and pin one of the ZIF socket is on the corner
closest to the ZIF lever.
2) To download a demo, sample or application, set the RUN/DOWNLOAD switch to DOWNLOAD, and set
the ON/OFF switch to the ON position. Launch "SensoryLoader4". Download the desired demo, sample
or application.
Running Applications or Demos using the MPB
1) If required for your application, assemble and connect hardware such as LED’s and switches to the port
pins on the programmer. To run samples and demos provided in this toolkit, please refer to the diagram
“Wiring the MPB for Demos and Sample Programs.”
2) To run demo programs, you need to wire the switches and LED’s to the MPB. For the wiring, refer to
“Wiring the MPB for Demos and Sample Programs” on page 5.
3) To run a demo, sample or application, set the RUN/DOWNLOAD switch to RUN, and then set the
ON/OFF switch to ON position.
Microphone
The MPB is designed so that you can use the on-board or external (custom) microphone.
To use the on-board microphone, put the jumper as listed below:
JP3: 2-3
To use the external microphone, connect an external microphone to JP2, and put the jumper as listed below:
JP3: 1-3
To use the external microphone, you need to install the microphone source resistor. To select the resistor, refer
to
Design Note - Selecting a Microphone, (80-0259).
Audio Outputs
PWM output is routed to the audio jack (J3) and though holes (JP1). You can connect the speaker to J3 or JP1.
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The optional audio output for the amplified DAC out is also provided at J5 and JP7. Please note that although
the VR Stamp and RPM have the DAC output, the signal is not amplified in the module itself. The DAC output
signal is amplified on MPB for your convenience. Adjust R20 for the volume.
Maximum Baud Rate
Currently the maximum baud rate for programming Sensory modules is 57600.
Matching COM Port
The COM port you select for the VCP Driver must match the COM port you select for Sensory software tools.
The following screen shots show where to change the COM port:
SensoryLoader 4 (SL4)
QuickSynthesis™ 4.
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Quick T2SI™, Quick T2SI-Lite™
To see the port selected for the VCP driver, please refer to the Device Manager in your PC’s Administrative
Tools Control Panel under Computer Management/System Tools—or—System Properties on My Computer.
For additional information on setting the COM port for Quick T2SI™ or Quick T2SI-Lite™, refer to
“QuickStartGuide.chm” located in the docs folder. For QuickSynthesis™ 4, refer to “QuickSynthesis4.chm”
located in the FluentChip™ docs directory.
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Sample Programs
Sample programs in the FluentChip Technology Library are a great place to start. Since VR Stamp’s memory
size for code is limited to 1Mbit and there is no data flash for storing the Record and Playback data, not all
sample programs can be used with the VR Stamp. For this reason, VR Stamp compatible sample programs are
listed below.
clock
music
pwrdown
sdcl
sdf
sdws
sdwsm
sv
svsleep
svws
svwsm
sx
t2si
t2simath
t2sisd
t2siss
tt
wdt
In addition to these samples, the following technologies can be utilized on the RPM due to its 32Mbit serial
Flash IC, which can store voice data:
rpmemo
rpmsg
sdmsg
To run sample programs, you need to wire the switches and LED’s to the MPB. For the wiring, refer to “Wiring
the MPB for Demos and Sample Programs”.
“Config.mca”
“Config.mca” defaults to an option that is compatible with provided demos or samples using the following
schematic “Wiring the MPB for Demos and Sample Programs”. “Config.mca” option for “VR_STAMP” custom
I/O on the final applications is also provided.
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The Interactive Speech™ Product Line
The Interactive Speech line of ICs and software was developed to “bring life to products” through advanced speech
recognition and audio technologies. It is designed for cost-sensitive consumer-electronic applications such as home
electronics, home automation, toys, and personal communication. The product line includes the award-winning RSC-4x
general-purpose microcontrollers and tools, the VR Stamp™ 40 pin DIP module and tools, the SC series of speech and
music synthesis microcontrollers. Our suite of software development kits are designed to run on non-Sensory processors
and DSP’s, and support most popular operating systems.
RSC Microcontrollers and Tools
The RSC product family contains low-cost 8-bit speech-optimized microcontrollers designed for use in consumer electronics.
All members of the RSC family are fully integrated and include A/D, pre-amplifier, D/A, ROM, and RAM circuitry. The RSC
family can perform a full range of speech/audio functions including speech recognition, speaker verification, speech and
music synthesis, and voice recording/playback. The family is supported by a complete suite of evaluation and development
toolkits.
Speech Recognition Modules and Tools
The VR Stamp™ is a complete speech recognition module based on the RSC-4x and is ideal for fast design and easy
production. A low-noise audio channel and standardized 40-pin DIP footprint allow rapid prototyping, less debugging, and
shorter time to market. The VR Stamp Toolkit includes everything needed to get started today, including VR Stamps, Module
Programming Board, sample applications, and a complete set of development tools featuring the Phyton IDE and limited-life
C compiler, QuickSynthesis™ 4 and Quick T2SI-Lite™ speech tools.
SC Microcontrollers and Tools
The SC-6x product family features the highest quality speech synthesis ICs at the lowest data rate in the industry. The line
includes a 12.32 MIPS processor for high-quality, low data-rate speech compression and MIDI music synthesis, with plenty
of power left over for other processing and control functions. Members of the SC-6x line can store as much as 37 minutes of
speech on-chip and include as many as 64 I/O pins for external interfacing. Integrating this broad range of features into a
single chip enables developers to create products with high quality, long duration speech at very competitive price points.
FluentSoft™ Technology
FluentSoft™ Recognizer is the engine powering the FluentSoft™ SDK. It provides a noise-robust, large-vocabulary, speakerindependent solution with continuous digit recognition and word-spotting capabilities. This small-footprint software
recognizes up to 5,000 words; runs on non-Sensory processors including Intel XScale, TI OMAP, and ARM9 platforms; and
supports operating systems such as MS Windows, Linux, and Symbian.
3Dmsg™ Technology
3Dmsg’s (www.3Dmsg.com) Animated Speech technology offers animated avatars with advanced speech recognition and
synthesis capabilities for use in smartphones, language trainers, and kiosk applications. Facial expressions can be
configured to show emotions and lip synchronization can be automatically driven from voice or text data.
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