Making an MP3 player from 8051 micro

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by Yeti, Apr 17, 2006.

  1. Yeti

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Jul 26, 2005
    Hi all,
    I am taking a course now that has emphasis on the 8051 micro controller. We did a project using the Phillips 89LPC925FN micro(8051 with some added features. So i have bought it already and have the set up to flash it)
    heres the link to its info:

    Anyways, I was thinking that it would be cool to make an MP3 player with it using a USB jump drive for the MP3 storage. Has anyone here done a project like this before? The project is probably beyond my skill level, but Ill give it a shot. But any suggestions/comments would be appreciated.


    PS. Is it possible to make an MP3 player with this chip, or would I have to get a better one?
  2. n9352527

    AAC Fanatic!

    Oct 14, 2005
    I don't think any of the 8051 family micro is capable of mp3 decoding, even the fastest one. The way to go, imho, would be to get a dedicated mp3 decoder chip to do the task, which you could control with the 8051.