aP89W24USB Voice OTP Development System – User Guide
July 31, 2008
Aplus Integrated Circuits, Inc.
[email protected]
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aP89W24USB Voice OTP Development System – User Guide
aP89W24USB Voice OTP Development System is designed to support Aplus’ aP89
series Voice OTP chips. It supports the following devices:
aP89042 (42 sec OTP chip)
aP89021 (21 sec OTP chip)
aP89010 (10 sec OTP chip)
aP89085 ( 85 sec OTP chip)
aP89170 (170 sec OTP chip)
aP89341 (341 sec OTP chip)
aP8942A (42 sec 5V Vdd OTP chip)
aP8921A (21 sec 5V Vdd OTP chip)
aP8910A (10 sec 5V Vdd OTP chip)
This development system serves two main functions:
The Compiler is used to combine edited voice file into the chip to form the desired
Voice Group and to define the playback functions of each Voice Group by selecting
the Whole Chip Option and the Trigger Options of individual Voice Group.
The Writer is used to program the voice data into the OTP devices processed by the
Compiler Function. A Writer Board connected to the PC is required.
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aP89W24USB Voice OTP Development System – User Guide
Hardware Installation
The aP89W24USB is a USB based writer program. It is intended to be used in
Windows XP based computer.
Writer Board Connection
1) Connect USB cable from the writer board to the computer. The computer will
show a new hardware is found. The installation will begin automatically.
2) If there are too many USB devices are connected to your computer at the same
time, the current supply from USB may not sufficient to support the writer port.
In this situation, an external 6V DC adapter with at least 700mA should be
connected separately to the power jack of the writer board.
2a. Or use a +6V DC
power supply
3. The power LED
will be turned ON
1. Connect to the
computer’s USB port
If the computer’s USB ports are already connected to many USB devices, it will
happen that the USB port does not have enough current output to drive the
aP89W24USB programmer. In this situation, an external DC +6V power supply
should be used instead of the USB.
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Software Installation & Registration
Create a new folder in your computer’s Hard Drive. Copy the .ZIP archive file,
aP89W24USB_xxx.ZIP to the directory, where “xxx” represents the version number
of the software. Unzip the file and you will get all necessary program file in the
Double click the file INSTALL.EXE and CON24USB.EXE to install the required
driver file. You will only see a flash of a black colored window to disappear. That
means the drivers installation is completed.
Double click the file aP89W24USB.EXE to launch the software. Click the About
tab and you will see two empty boxes near the bottom of the window. Enter the
registration number provided and click the Enter button on the left to finish the
registration. Successful registration will enable all functions provided by the software.
Otherwise, you cannot save your finished work and cannot program the OTP devices.
Step 3 – Click
Step 1 - Enter 8
digits Customer
Number here
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Step 2 - Enter 8
digits Password
aP89W24USB Voice OTP Development System – User Guide
When the aP89 Voice OTP Development System is launched, the Compiler Window
is displayed. The Compiler Window consists of the following areas:
Directory Folder area: display the current directory path
File Display area: display a list of voice files in the current directory
Option Selection area: show the user selected options
File Selection area: show the selected voice files
Table Entry area: show the combination of voice files in each Voice Group
Device Selection area: allow user to select which OTP chip to be used
Function Buttons: to perform the specific functions
Device selection area
Option selection area
File display area
Directory Folder
Table Entry area
File selection area
Functional Buttons
Voice data and user selectable options must be set up and combined together to form
a DPM file before it can be programmed into the Voice OTP device. The following
procedures describe step by step how to compile the voice data and options to produce
the DPM file for programmed into the chip.
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Step 1 – Select Device
click the “down arrow" to show device names and select the device you want
to work on.
Step 2 – Adding Voice Files
set the coding format, “ADPCM” or “PCM”, for the input voice file
click the “down arrow” to select the Hard Drive
double click the “Folder” where your edited Voice Files are located
a list of file with “.VOC” or “WAV” file extension is displayed in the File
Display area. The voice file must be saved as 8-bit Mono format. We
recommend using GOLDWAVE, COOLEDIT or SOUND FORGE for voice
double click the Voice File you want to add
the selected Voice File will be displayed in the File Selection area
right click the Voice File, you can playback or remove the selected file
Step 3 – Selecting the Whole Chip options
Select the Audio Output and Trigger Mode by clicking the small dots besides.
Tips: When you connect the speaker or buzzer directly to the VOUT1 or
VOUT2 pins, the Ramp Disable (Vout[PWM]) option should be selected.
On the other hand, if you connect the speaker through a transistor to the
COUT pin, the Ramp Enable (Cout[DAC]) option should be selected.
Step 1 – select device
Step 4 – select whole chip
Step 2 – select PCM or
ADPCM for the voice file to
be added
Step 3 – double click
the filename to add
voice file
Right click to Playback or
Remove the voice file from
the list
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Step 4 – Selecting the Individual Voice Group Options
Each Voice Group can have its only triggering and output setting options.
- double click the empty space in the Group Option Selection area, a details list
of available options will be displayed
- click on the small dot besides the option name to select the desired option
- click the “OK” button when finished
- click the “Cancel” button to cancel the current selection
Step 5 – Adding Voice Files to form Voice Group
click to highlight the Voice Group you want to work on
double click the selected voice file in the Selected File Display area, the voice
file will be added into the Table Entry area
double click on the number bit below the BUSY-H column to set or reset the
busy-high output for this particular voice selection in the Group. “1” to set
the busy-high output and “0” to reset the busy-high output.
o Note that for devices aP89010/10A and aP89021/21A, BUSY is fixed
at busy-high, i.e. the BUSY output cannot be programmed as other
right click on the voice file allows you to remove the selected voice file
right click on the Voice Group allows you to playback or remove the group
Step 6 – Generation of the DPM file for Device Programming
Press the “Compile” button to generate the .DPM file for OTP programming.
Step 5a - Click and highlight the voice
group you want to work on
Step 4 – Double click the empty space to
create a new Voice Group
Step 5c – double click here
to toggle the BUSY-H set
Step 5b – double click the voice filename
to add to the highlighted voice group
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Step 6 - Click
“Compile” to
create the DPM
aP89W24USB Voice OTP Development System – User Guide
The Load DPM file button
This function allows the DPM file generated from last step to be loaded into the
compiler again so that user can change the options setting. Both the trigger
options and the output options can be changed.
Note that if the .VOC or .WAV source is changed, using LOAD DPM function
will NOT update the sound source file. The sound data in the DPM file was fixed
during the pervious compilation action. That means when the .VOC or .WAV
sound source file is changed, user has to re-do all of the above six steps to
regenerate the DPM file.
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Writing OTP device
After finishing DPM file generation, you can program the OTP device. Click the
“Write” tab to enter the OTP programming section. There are the following functions:
Load File: load the DPM file from Hard Disk
After loading DPM file, the Voice Groups and selected options are displayed.
The load function will also detect the checksum stored in the DPM file and
compare with the checksum calculated from the DPM file contents. If they are
different, the DPM file cannot be loaded.
Blank Check: the OTP device inserted on the writer board will be checked
whether it is blank and hence available for programming. If the device is
blank, the message “Blank Check OK” will be display otherwise number of
bytes not blank will be displayed.
Verify: pressing this button will cause the writer to check the contents inside
the OTP device against the loaded DPM file. If the device content is match, a
message “Verify OK” will be displayed. Otherwise, the number of bytes mismatch will be display.
Write OTP: the load DPM file will be programmed into the OTP inserted in
the writer board. If the write operation is successful, a message “Write OK”
will be display, otherwise, the number of bytes write error will be displayed.
There is a “Security” check box, in which, when it is checked, the device will be
security protected. A security protected device cannot be used as a Master chip for
used in our OTP copier for mass production.
Note: Where there is “Prog. Cancel or USB LINK ERROR” message appears at the
lower right hand corner of the Writer screen, it may due to either the USB Link is not
established or incorrect OTP device is inserted to the writer board.
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Inserting Devices onto the Programmer Hardware
aP89341, 170 and 085 (24-Pin DIP package)
24-Pin DIP
aP89042, 42A (20-Pin DIP package)
Device should be inserted align to the bottom of the textool socket.
20-Pin DIP
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aP89021, 010, 21A and 10A (16-Pin DIP package)
Device should be inserted to align to bottom of the textool socket.
SOP Package
Additional SOP adapter should be used and align to bottom of the textool
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