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projects:phoenixsid_65x81 [2006/11/24 14:03]
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 [[http://www.gammaburst.net|George Pantazopoulos]] is building a hardware digital/analog music synthesizer (codenamed the [[projects:phoenixsid_65x81]]) in the spirit of the Commodore 64's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MOS_Technology_SID|SID sound chip]] (6581 and 8580).  [[http://www.gammaburst.net|George Pantazopoulos]] is building a hardware digital/analog music synthesizer (codenamed the [[projects:phoenixsid_65x81]]) in the spirit of the Commodore 64's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MOS_Technology_SID|SID sound chip]] (6581 and 8580). 
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 +This unique effort combines an FPGA with a real analog filter for the best possible sound. 
  
 The digital portion of the SID chip is implemented on an FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Array) and the analog portion is done on real analog circuits. The design is based on interviews with the SID's creator Bob Yannes, original datasheets, and (soon) comparisons with real SID chips. The digital portion of the SID chip is implemented on an FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Array) and the analog portion is done on real analog circuits. The design is based on interviews with the SID's creator Bob Yannes, original datasheets, and (soon) comparisons with real SID chips.
  
-This unique effort combines an FPGA with real analog filter for the best possible sound+**Interface** 
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 +PhoenixSID can be controlled in realtime by host computer via a USB2.0 connection. A drop-in replacement for the original SID is also feasible.  
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 +**Use of Python** 
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 +PhoenixSID's hardware design, drivers, tests, and demos are all done using the [[http://www.python.org|Python]] programming language. This approach has made me more productive than I thought possible, and I'm having a great timePython and MyHDL rock!
  
-PhoenixSID can be controlled in realtime by a host computer via a USB2.0 connection. A drop-in replacement for the original SID is also feasible. PhoenixSID's hardware design, drivers, tests, and demos are all done using the [[http://www.python.org|Python]] programming language. This approach has made me more productive than I thought possible, and I'm having a great time. Python and MyHDL rock!+**The Briefcase**
  
 The "Launch Control" briefcase contains a road-worthy setup that's been demoed live at UMass Lowell. Yes, I plan on shrinking it down 8-) The "Launch Control" briefcase contains a road-worthy setup that's been demoed live at UMass Lowell. Yes, I plan on shrinking it down 8-)
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