SAM5916B

Typical Application

Digital Pianos, Keyboard instruments & Sound modules


Overview

High performance keyboard synthesizer

The SAM5916B is a member of the SAM5000 family of sound synthesis and audio processing ICs that uses the DSP array technology. The SAM5916B includes sixteen 24-bit DSPs, a general-purpose 16-bit CPU, a 24-bit Audio Router and a multi-channel audio DMA. The implementation of a sophisticated sample buffering system allows 256-polyphony sound synthesis with huge sound banks stored in cost saving memories, typically 1GByte in NOR Flash and up to 8GBytes in NAND Flash. Delivered in a 216-pin QFP package offering a maximum of connectivity, the SAM5916 is mainly intended for high-end piano, keyboard and sound module applications requiring high quality sound synthesis and effect processing.


Datasheets

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SAM5916B Audio & Music Multi-DSP Processor

13-06-2016

Key Parameters

Package LQFP216, pitch 0.4
# on chip DSP 16
DSP type P24XT
max. Polyphony 256 (with effects)
Internal Memory Configurable RAM 1.3Mbit,
16x 2kx24 DSP RAM
External Memory 2 ports
SLC Nand Flash (up to 8GByte, 8-bit and 16-bit bus),
Nor Flash (up to 1.5Gbyte),
SDR, DDR
I/O Interfaces 2 USB ports (1xHost and 1xHost or Device),
Ethernet, SPDIF, serial MIDI,
8-bit and 16-bit parallel Host, QSPI,
10-bit ADC,
GPIOs
Audio I/O 16 IN
16 OUT (digital)

Evaluation Boards & Reference Designs

Reference Description
5916PIA-DK

256-voice, High resolution Piano evaluation and development kit including 5916PIA-DK engine board and 5916PIFP-DK front panel, up to 32Gbit Nand Flash (default:16Gbit), 64Mbit SDRAM, 8Mbit Dataflash, direct connection to a 3-contact FATAR type keyboard (max 88 keys), 2 x audio DAC stereo 24bit (DR: 120dB, THD+N: -100dB), 1x audio ADC (24bit, DR:110dB, S/(N+D):96dB), connectors to control panel with COG graphic display 128*64, 21 switches, 21 LEDs, USB Host and USB Device. Ethernet.


Sound Banks

Name Description
GMBK5X128

16MB CleanWave®. 128 GM sounds, 225 variations, 9 drum sets, 1 SFX set (based on CleanWave-5000 package)

GMBK5X64

8MB CleanWave®. 128 GM sounds, 1 drum set (based on Dream-Free-CleanWave32-5000 package).


Sound Development Kits

Reference Description Content
5000-SDK

Development tools for custom sounds

5000-SDK box + Install CDROM + Sound editor and compiler tools.

Dream-CleanDrum64-5000

Dream-CleanDrum64-5000 package is a sound library of professional acoustic and electronic drum sounds.  They were specially designed to be used in digital drums and other musical instruments using our SAM5000 series of proprietary DSPs. Dream-CleanDrum64 contains more than 400 carefully recorded and edited drum sounds and variations.

License Key

Dream-CleanDrum16

Dream-CleanDrum16 package is a sound library of professional acoustic and electronic drum sounds.  They were specially designed to be used in digital drums and other musical instruments using our SAM2000 series and SAM5000 sreies of proprietary DSPs. Dream-CleanDrum16 contains more than 100 carefully recorded and edited drum sounds and variations. - NEW -

License Key

Dream-Piano-5000

Dream-Piano-5000 package is a sound library of professional Piano and Keyboard sounds. They were specially designed to be used in Digital Pianos and other musical instrument products using Dream® SAM5000 series of proprietary DSPs.

License Key

Dream-Piano16

Dream-Piano16 package is a sound library of professional Piano and Keyboard sounds. They were specially designed to be used in digital Pianos and other musical instrument products using Dream® SAM2000 and SAM5000 series of proprietary DSPs.

License Key

Dream-CleanWave-5000

Dream-CleanWave-5000 package is a sound library of General MIDI sounds for 5000-SDK.  They were designed to be used in MIDI sound module / Karaoke players etc. using our SAM2000 series and SAM5000 sreies of proprietary DSPs. Dream-CleanWave-5000 sound package contains more than 300 carefully recorded and edited sounds of various instruments and drumsets.

License Key


Product Development Kits

Reference Description Content
5916PIA-C-PDK

Development kit for SAM5916, includes firmware C sources and SamVS development tool with Library

5916PIA-DK board + 5000FP-DK Front Panel + 5000DBG-IF interface board + Software CDROM


Programming Tools

Name Description Content
USB-Prog

Kit for programming built-in eFuse of SAM5000 series, built-in Flash of SAM3703, and for firmware and sound bank repogramming in external Flash devices.

5000DBG-IF interface + software CDROM


Application Notes

Reference Description
USB VID-PID Guidelines

USB VID-PID Guidlines.pdf (3 pages)
There are identification and certification options when designing a USB product with DREAM chips. Choices are USB-Implementers Forum assigned Vendor ID with OEM-assigned Product ID or DREAM Vendor ID with DREAM-assigned Product ID. This document outlines these options and identifies requirements for obtaining various certifications.

SAM5808B, SAM5708B, SAM5716B, SAM5916B - B revision versus A revision

AN_SAM5808_5708_5716_5916_revB.pdf (1 page)

SAM5808, SAM5716 and SAM5916 (A revision) has been respectively replaced by SAM5808B, SAM5716B and SAM5916B (B revision). New coming SAM5708B also follows the rules applied to B revision.

MakeRom

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