# Jaap's Psion II Page

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BUZZER

This chapter describes the system services which  drive  the  buzzer.   The
buzzer is driven by software, so programs calling these routines are paused
for the duration of the sound.  The buzzer volume is not  controllable  via
the operating system services.  Note that all of the following services run
with  interrupts  DISABLED  in  order  to  prevent  the  keyboard  scanning
interrupts from introducing gaps into the middle of the note.

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20.0.1  BZ\$ALRM

VECTOR NUMBER :         013

INPUT PARAMETERS :      NONE

OUTPUT VALUES :         NONE

DESCRIPTION

Gives the noise used by ALARM.

NOTE :  BZ\$ALRM disables interrupts with an SEI.

EXAMPLE

OS      BZ\$ALRM

ERRORS

NONE

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20.0.1.1  BZ\$BELL

VECTOR NUMBER :         014

INPUT PARAMETERS :      NONE

OUTPUT VALUES :         NONE

DESCRIPTION

Makes a standard beep, of fixed frequency and duration.  This is the  sound
produced by PRINT CHR\$(16) in OPL, or by a call to DP\$EMIT with A=16.

NOTE :  BZ\$BELL disables interrupts with an SEI.

EXAMPLE

OS      BZ\$BELL

ERRORS

NONE

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20.0.1.1.1  BZ\$TONE -

VECTOR NUMBER :         015

INPUT PARAMETERS :      X = duration
D = 1 _/ pitch

OUTPUT VALUES :         NONE

DESCRIPTION

Makes a beep of duration X milliseconds, and frequency given by the formula
:       frequency in Hz = 921600 / ( 78 + 2 * D register ), X can range from
0 to \$7FFF.  X=0 produces the shortest possible note.

NOTE :  BZ\$TONE disables interrupts with an SEI.

EXAMPLE

;       THIS IS THE CODE FOR BZ\$BELL

LDD     #56             ; FREQENCY = 4850 Hz
LDX     #50             ; 50 ms
OS      BZ\$TONE

ERRORS

NONE
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