SOUND BOARD CHIPSET: Songbird
by VLSI

Phone:
408-922-5155
Fax:
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BBS:
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Web:
http://www.vlsi.com
e-mail:
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Type:
Wavetable-capable
OS/2 Drivers:
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Drivers from:
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Boards using this chipset include:
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Comments:
The VLSI Songbird (aka VL82C829) is a new (as of early 1997) chipset which is touted as being PCI-capable while maintaining compatibility with ISA standards. It's unclear to me whether this means the chipset can be used in PCI and ISA designs, or whether it's a PCI-only chipset that allows for SoundBlaster and/or Business Audio compatibility modes. The VLSI web site also makes no mention of OS/2 support, and my e-mail on the topic has not been acknowledged. If you're interested in a PCI-based sound card with OS/2 support, I suggest you contact VLSI and POLITELY request information on OS/2 drivers for their Songbird product, and information on manufacturers who may be using it.

Copyright © 1996, 1997, Rod Smith, rodsmith@rodsbooks.com
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