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ES1488 ("AudioDrive") soundcard IC - INFO WANTED [QFP52 package, ISA-bus signals!]

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by [email protected], Oct 22, 2006.

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  1. Guest

    Excuse me if this is the wrong newsgroup to ask, but I'm looking for a
    datasheet on the ES1488 (or even ES488), a SoundBlaster (tm) compatible
    chip, used in early laptops....
    Made by ESS, it was one of the first in their "AudioDrive" (tm) series.
    Just the pinout will do to get me started!

    Have asked ESS directly, but no joy - surprise, surprise... :-(
    And have tried "Wayback Archive", but found only ES688, ES18xx - no
    good: bigger packages.

    Any help much appreciated.
    - Mark Crumpton
  2. Guest

    Still looking for the ES1488/ES488 pinout... surely someone has an old
    databook, or schematic of laptop which used it?


    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
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    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
  4. Guest

    As stated, I've already tried ESS, but no response :-(
    Have you ever tried getting info on a 10-year old product from a
    semiconductor manufacturer? - they regard 2-3 year-old stuff as
    obsolete... and often disavow having ever made the really old stuff!

    - Mark.
  5. Dear Mark,

    We may able to supply the ESS ES1488 and ES488F for you.

    Can you pleased tell us if you are interested ?

    Waiting for your idea !

    Patrick Cheung
    Address : 1805, Wu Sang House, 655 Nathan Road, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    Tel : +852-25055838
    Fax : +852-25058121
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