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PRELIMINARY STUDY OF A HIGH QUALITY SPEECH SYNTHESIZER CHIP

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Education
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
14148
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
14148
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aicom Corpon
2375 Zanker Rd Suite 205 San Jose, CA 95131
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: PRELIMINARY STUDY OF A HIGH QUALITY SPEECH SYNTHESIZER CHIP
Agency: ED
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $30,000.00
 

Abstract:

AICOM PLANS TO DEVELOP A LOW COST, HIGH QUALITY SPEECH SYNTHESIZER CHIP WHICH MAY BE USED IN THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED MARKET, IN THE EDUCATION MARKET, AND IN THE COMMERCIAL MARKET. IN THIS PHASE, WE PLAN TO STUDY THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE CHIP, THE COMPLEXITY OF THE CIRCUIT, THE POSSIBLE DIE SIZE, THE POWER CONSUMPTION, AND THE TOTAL COST OF PRODUCING THE CHIP. IN ADDITION, WE PLAN ON RUNNING A COMPUTER SIMULATIONFOR THE ARCHITICTURE OF THE CHIP. PHASE I: WE WILL DEFINE THE ARCHITECTURE, TOTAL COST, AND FEASIBILITY OF BUILDING THE CHIP. THIS WILL PROVIDE A FIRM FOUNDATION FOR PHASE II. PHASE II: THIS PHASE WILL RESULT IN THE ACTUAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE CHIP. BESIDES QUALITY, THE KEY GOAL WE ARE AIMING FOR FROM THIS CHIP IS LOW BIT RATE. THE BIT RATE OF A SPEECH SYNTHESIZER DEFINES THE AMOUNT OF MEMORY IT REQUIRES TO SPEAK ONE SECONCOF SPEECH. THUS, THE LOWER THE BIT RATE, THE LOWER THE MEMORY REQUIREMENT, AND THE LOWER THE MEMORY REQUIREMENT, THE LESS EXPENSIVE THE END PRODUCT, INTO WHICH THIS CHIP WILL BE IMPLEMENTED, WILL BE. CURRENTLY, THERE IS NO LOW COST, HIGH QUALITY, LOW BIT RATE SYNTHESIZER AVAILABLE IN THE MARKET. WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF THIS NEW CHIP, WE CAN PENETRATE ALMOST ANY MARKET REQUIRING SYNTHESIZED SPEECH.

Principal Investigator:

Wallace H Li
President
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Aicom Corpon
2375 Zanker Rd Suite 205 San Jose, CA 95131

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No