Parallax Emic 2 Text-to-Speech Module

ParallaxSKU: RB-Plx-277
Manufacturer #: 30016

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  • Operating Temperature: -20 to +70 ºC (-4 to +158 ºF)
  • High quality speech synthesis for English and Spanish languages
  • Power requirements: +5 VDC, 30 mA idle, 46-220 mA active
  • Communication: Asynchronous 9600 bps serial (8N1)

The Parallax Emic 2 Text-to-Speech Module is a voice! Designed in conjunction with Grand Idea Studio, the Emic 2 Text-to-Speech Module is a multi-language voice synthesizer that converts a stream of digital text into natural sounding speech. Its simple command-based interface makes it easy to integrate into any embedded system.

Parallax Emic 2 Text-to-Speech Module- Click to Enlarge


  • Nine pre-defined voice styles comprising male, female, and child
  • Dynamic control of speech and voice characteristics, including pitch, speaking rate, and word emphasis
  • Industry standard DECtalk text-to-speech synthesizer engine (5.0.E1)

Application Ideas

  • Reading Internet-based data streams (such as e-mails or twitter feeds)
  • Conveying status or sensor results from robots, scientific equipment, or industrial machinery
  • Language learning or speech aids for educational environments

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Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Coolest text to speech ever made!

Parallax made a really fine product. The coolest text to speech ever made. Talks in english, european spanish and latin american spanish.

Great product

I purchased this module to extend the functions of my mini computer that I am making as a hobby. Really simple to use and powerful in its functions.

Very decent text to speech output module

A bit pricey but works well with very complete documentation. Some text has to be tweaked phonetically for proper pronunciation.

Good product

I really like Emic 2 Text-to-Speech Module. It is easy to connect , fun to program and I enjoyed it . :)

Parallax Emic 2 Text to Speach

What an amazing toy, connected it up to my Botboardunio (same order) and couldn't resist programming it to say "I'm sorry Dave, I cannot do that!", worked first time. Delivered pronto just before Christmas as well :-) This is going to be the voice on my Hexapod.

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