Namco C140

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ROMIcon.png Namco 140
C140 3.jpg
Manufacturer(s) Fujitsu (ASIC)
Designer(s) Namco
Release Date(s) 1987
Type(s) 8-bit PCM, compressed PCM
Amount of channels 2 (stereo)
Amount of voices 24
VGM support since 1.61

ROMIcon.png Namco 219
Manufacturer(s) Toshiba
Designer(s) Namco
Release Date(s) 1992
Type(s) 8-bit PCM
Amount of channels 2 (stereo)
Amount of voices 16
VGM support since 1.61

The Namco C140 is a 24-channel custom PCM sound chip manufactured by Namco. It was first, used on the Namco System 2 board, as well in the Final Lap, the first Namco System 2 game. The C140 have in a companion a LC7880 or LC7881 DAC.


The Namco C219 is a variant of the C140, however, it has 16 PCM channels instead of 24 ones found on his original form. It was used on the Namco NA-1 and NA-2 boards, and it can be found on Game's PCB. It has the same pitch of the Namco C352, a 32 channel custom PCM sound chip, however, neither two are compatible each other. The C219 have in a companion with a LC7881 DAC.


The C140 and C219 was used on:

  • Namco System 2 (C140);
  • Namco System 21 (C140);
  • Galaxian³: Project Dragoon (Theater 6 hardware, a Namco System 21 board with some modifications, plus a LaserDisc drive) (2xC140);
  • Namco NA-1 (C219);
  • Namco NA-2 (C219)


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