Sound chip

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A sound chip is an integrated circuit (i.e. "chip") designed to produce sound (see chiptune). It might be doing this through digital, analog or mixed-mode electronics. Sound chips normally contain things like oscillators, envelope controllers, samplers, filters and amplifiers. During the late 20th century, sound chips were widely used in arcade game system boards, video game consoles, home computers, and PC sound cards.

Programmable sound generators (PSG)[edit]

Atari[edit]

General Instrument[edit]

Konami[edit]

MOS Technology[edit]

Philips[edit]

Ricoh[edit]

Sega[edit]

Sunsoft[edit]

Texas Instruments[edit]

Yamaha[edit]

Wavetable-lookup synthesis ("wavetable")[edit]

Note: Wavetable-lookup synthesis chips are sometimes incorrectly referred as wavetable synthesis.

Atari[edit]

Hudson Soft/Epson[edit]

Konami[edit]

  • Konami SCC, used in certain arcade boards and game carts for the MSX.

Namco[edit]

Frequency modulation synthesis (FM synth)[edit]

Atari[edit]

  • Jerry, used in the Atari Jaguar. Also supports single-cycle wavetable-lookup synthesis and PCM (sample-based synthesis).

Konami[edit]

Yamaha[edit]

Pulse-code modulation (PCM, sample-based)[edit]

Atari[edit]

  • Jerry, used in the Atari Jaguar. Also supports FM and single-cycle wavetable-lookup synthesis.

Drucegrove[edit]

Harris[edit]

MOS Technology[edit]

Namco[edit]

Oki[edit]

Ricoh[edit]

Sanyo[edit]

  • VLM5030 Speech Synthesizer, a speech synthesis chip used in the arcade game Punch-Out!!

Sega[edit]

Sony[edit]

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