[sdiy] Expo in one chip?

Alex Sullivan bloke at blokezero.com
Thu Jan 4 12:25:13 CET 2018

Apart from the IP release aspect what's behind the sudden resurgence of chip fabricators?  Is it just demand or has the process got cheaper/easier?

Just curious!


On Wed, 3 Jan 2018, at 21:55, Dave wrote:
> Didnt Dave Rossum announce some renewed ic effort?
> On January 3, 2018 2:51:37 AM PST, Neil Johnson 
> <neil.johnson71 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >KD KD wrote:
> >> Was hoping for things like PA381CEM3381 etc. Dough knew his stuff.
> >> Is Alfa, UliB, SSI, Mary CEM only going to burp up the old stuff for
> >only
> >> buck's sake? No new designs at all? Not even decent modifications of
> >> old i calmly wonder?
> >
> >Doug Curtis is dead.  Ron's dead.  These chips were designed by the
> >old guard, and they're heading to retirement, and universities aren't
> >teaching the old analogue chip design ways anymore (everyone wants to
> >design high speed digital silicon or GHz RF).
> >Uli isn't interested in development, only copying (too costly).  Mary
> >at CEM is just selling her husband's legacy.  Not sure about Alfa.
> >SSI is the one place where I hold out hope since they brought together
> >the old guys and some cash.
> >But building synths is a tiny market, really tiny.
> >
> >>>Which version of the datasheet do you have?
> >> I have rev 2, oct 2017 yet preliminary.
> >
> >Yes that is a draft/preliminary version.  I believe they will be
> >releasing an updated version once the chips are ready to ship later
> >this month.
> >
> >Neil
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