Typical Application

Digital Piano / Keyboard


Integrated Digital Musical Instrument

The SAM2653 integrates into a single chip a proprietary DREAM®  DSP core (64-slots DSP + 16-bit microcontroller), a 32k x 16 RAM, an LCD display interface and a scanner allowing direct connection to velocity sensitive keyboards, switches, LEDs, sliders. With addition of a single external ROM or FLASH, a complete low cost musical instrument can be built, including reverb and chorus effects, parametric equalizer, orchestrations, pitch bend, wheel controller, without compromising on sound quality.

- not recommended for new designs, replaced by new SAM5000 series ICs -


PDF Description Updated

SAM2653 Integrated Digital Music Instrument (not recommended for new design) Mike


Key Parameters

Package LQFP128, pitch 0.4
# on chip DSP 1
DSP type 64-slot
max. Polyphony 64
Internal Memory 32kx16 RAM
External Memory 64MB Flash, SRAM
I/O Interfaces serial MIDI, 8bit LCD, SPI, 10bit ADC, GPIO
Audio I/O 2 IN / 4 OUT (digital)

Sound Banks

Name Description

8 MByte CleanWave®. 128 GM sounds, 225 variations, 9 drum sets, 1 SFX set.

Application Notes

Reference Description

MakeRom.pdf (2 pages)
MakeRom is the tool to generate the ROM/Flash content files for production.

Migrate from SAM2553 to SAM2653

AN_2653_MigrateFromSAM2553toSAM2653.pdf (4 pages)

SAM2653 is the replacement for SAM2553. More than a simple shrunk version of SAM2553, SAM2653 also brings new features. This document describes the new features and helps migrating SAM2553 applications in SAM2653 applications.