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Tech: AY-3-8910 vs AY-3-8910A or A/P

Discussion in 'General Electronics' started by big dog, Sep 29, 2005.

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  1. big dog

    big dog Guest


    Does anyone know if a AY-3-8910 sound generator can be replaced with the
    AY-3-8910A or AY-3-8910A/P versions?

    Hope you can help,
    Mark Capps
    source for cheap ic's
  2. James Beck

    James Beck Guest

    It's been a while since we used any of the FM sound IC's, but as I
    remember the 8910 variants were all backwards compatible. The A could
    drop in where the original went, and the /P looks like a designation for
    a plastic DIP part. Yamaha even made a pin compatible part and some
    variants. I know the YMZ284 was a pin reduced variant and I think the
    drop in replacement for the 8910 was the YM2149.

    In fact I did a quick search and found this :

  3. big dog

    big dog Guest

    Hi James,

    Thanks for all your help. Let me know if I can assit you anytime.

    Mark Capps
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