1.) Pulse Wave
The YM2608 or LSI Operator Type-N Model A, known simply as the OPNA, is an integrated circuit created by Yamaha used to create audio wave forms using four distince methods. The chip came onto the market sometime around 1987. YM2608 is probably best known for its inclusion in the PC-8801 and PC-9801 lines of Japanese personal computers.
The YM2608 consists of four internal modules:
- SSG Sound Source - A complete internal implementation of the Yamaha YM2149 which can produce three channels of pulse wave synthesis and one noise channel.
- FM Sound Source - A six-channel FM synthesis sound system, based on the YM2203 (the original OPN).
- ADPCM Sound Source - A single channel for samples in 8-bit ADPCM format at a sampling rate between 2-16kHz.
- Rhythm Sound Source - A six-channel ADPCM system, enabling playback of six percussion "rhythm tones" from a built-in ROM
The YM2608 was revised at least twice identified as the YM2608A and YM2608B.
The following devices implemented the YM2608:
|1987-??-??||NEC||PC-8801-23||An internal sound card for the PC-8801.|
|1987-??-??||NEC||PC-9801-86||An internal sound card for the PC-9801.|
|1992-01-??||NEC||PC-9801||NEC began building these directly into the motherboards around this time.|
|199?-??-??||NEC||PC-8801||NEC began building these directly into the motherboards around this time.|
A revision B chip soldered onto a PC-9801-86 sound card.
|Manual (Translated from Japanese)||Download - (info)|
- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamaha_YM2608 - Wikipedia.