[sdiy] New SID Chips?

rsdio at audiobanshee.com rsdio at audiobanshee.com
Fri Apr 22 21:27:41 CEST 2016

Unfortunately, it's not possible to do the whole thing in an FPGA. The SID is a mixed-signal design, with filters and envelopes in the analog domain. There are new chips that combine analog design elements, but AMS (Analog Mixed Signal) is hardly common for FPGA. Another term is FPAA (Field Programmable Analog Array), but the SID requires both digital and analog.


On Apr 22, 2016, at 9:05 AM, Sarah Thompson <plodger at gmail.com> wrote:
> I would do the whole thing in an FPGA. It could still be a cycle-accurate emulation, without the need for ancient and flaky chips that are close to unobtainable...
> Sarah
> On Fri, Apr 22, 2016 at 10:48 AM, MTG <grant at musictechnologiesgroup.com> wrote:
>> Maybe this is old news, I don't know. Someone has an Indiegogo campaign to remake the Commodore 64 (or emulate it I guess, but in the same form factor). They list multiple SID chips in the list of features.  I'm not a huge SID fan myself, but I wonder how they plan to make it?
>> "Multiple SIDs for stereo sound (6581 or 8580)"
>> https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-64-computer-and-handheld-console#/
>> GB

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