Sound generator chip question

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tedstruk

Joined Oct 8, 2016
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If I hardwire a board with a sound generator chip, do I have to make multiple sound speakers(like a klaxon horn here and a passive subwoofer here) to get the different sounds, or is the chip capable of ouputting the different sounds? The chip data says it can produce different sounds, and it has 8 outputs. So do I hardwire all the outputs to one speaker system? Or do I need to supply the sound circuits individually?

I want to build a failsafe kit for a motorcycle startup sequence that will identify the individual systems(good or bad) with different sounds, as a testing bed for electric starting system components.
 

wayneh

Joined Sep 9, 2010
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Are we to guess which chip you are using? The data sheet will have your answers.
 

atferrari

Joined Jan 6, 2004
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Try to answer the question yourself by reading the datasheet of a chip you only know which is it.
 

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tedstruk

Joined Oct 8, 2016
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The datasheet is why I asked. It says it can, but doesn't give any implementation.
 

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tedstruk

Joined Oct 8, 2016
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The Chip is a GI SOUND ay-3-891it says 3 independently programmed analog outputs. Interface to most 8 and 16 bit processors.
 

AnalogKid

Joined Aug 1, 2013
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The three outputs are independent, so if you need only one channel and basic sounds, then the other two can be ignored. Note that this is a fairly difficult chip to program and control.

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