Epson DECTalk IC

Henk Gooijen henk.gooijen at
Thu Jul 26 15:07:52 CDT 2018

Ahhh yes, I remember the Votrax, SC-01.
There was an other chip that you programmed with phonemes,
the SP0256-AL1 (IIRC). I must have it somewhere, forgot the manufacturer.

Van: cctalk <cctalk-bounces at> namens Paul Koning via cctalk <cctalk at>
Verzonden: Thursday, July 26, 2018 7:48:36 PM
Aan: Anders Nelson; General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
Onderwerp: Re: Epson DECTalk IC

If you want even older technology (that actually worked rather well) there's Votrax, which apparently is still available occasionally.


> On Jul 26, 2018, at 1:38 PM, Anders Nelson via cctalk <cctalk at> wrote:
> It takes 9600 (8N1) serial input, and I found a forum thread:
> "The DECTalk was a speech synthesizer (actually there were a few models).
> The DTC01 and 03 can do text to speech when fed ascii text over RS232."

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