POWERWAVE: a high performance Single Chip Interpolating Wavetable Synthesizer

Robert Trausmuth; Antti Huovilainen
DAFx-2005 - Madrid
In this paper we introduce the single chip implementation of a 16 voices wavetable synthesizer. All digital functions (control and waveform generation) are contained in a single platform FPGA chip (Xilinx Virtex 2 Pro). Only the digital to analog conversion is done by a standard 96 kHz audio DAC (AD 1785). In the first version the synthesizer is controlled via standard RS 232 interface.