I ran into this guy at the “Knobcon” convention / show this weekend. Adrian Freed - PhD from Berkeley CA. His company is called nOmni. I’m not qualified to discuss the nuances of what these chips potentially offer a modular mfg. as new options. You might check him out and let me know later. www.nomni.com Dan
These might be cool for people who like to tinker with electronics but don’t have any knowledge of programming, or maybe to help clone some old designs that required hard to find chips (top octave generators for string machines, divider-based drum machines).
But all the functions described here are cheaply and easily implemented with code on a modern MCU - so I’ll stick with that option