Press Releases

June 1


The FingerPhone polyphonic synthesizer incorporates two nOmni 20afTopOctave ICs and nine 20afTripleKeyer ICs. The top octave ICs provide 25, accurate crystal-locked master frequencies. Each keyer IC manages the touch keyboard sensing and Walsh function waveform synthesis for three voices. The space efficiency of nOmni ICs made it possible for the FingerPhone to be comfortably designed to fit into a 14-inch laptop case with plenty of panel space for flexible audio inputs and outputs.
Contact: adrian@nomni.com

March 1 2020

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic nOmni is developing a Health Timer IC, the 20afHealthTimer. It includes timing functions for multiple concurrent timers with common periods for health applications, LED drivers, switch debouncing and buffered output for sound transducers. No external crystal or RC timing components are required. Low power operation assures long battery life.

January 5th 2020 NAMM

At NAMM 2020, nOmni introduces new Integrated Circuits in their 20af family for modular, nano and DIY synthesizer building.

These low power, mixed-signal CMOS devices are built in
a compact 20-pin TSSOP package and a tiny 2x3mm STQFN package. New devices introduced include the 20afVCDividers, a voltage-controlled divider IC; 20afDividerCore, a clock-controlled oscillator core that includes octave dividers, chromatic pitch dividers, square, pwm, sawtooth and triangle waves; and the 20afTouchOrgan, a new touch organ circuit for small, low cost polyphonic sound devices.

Adrian Freed, nOmni’s founder and principal IC designer's previous inventions include the DAW and OSC:
“We continue to expend our 20af series, building this quarter on the strong interest shown last year in our small, flexible divider-based devices.
The 20afDividerCore integrates most of the core oscillator functions from electronic organs, and landmark instruments such as the Wasp and PolyMoog.
We also introduce the 20af16Sink, a flexible variation of the 20af16RingCounter.
As well as being able to drive LED arrays, this flexible IC can be used for implementing polyphase filters - an architecture rarely seen in the Modular Sound Synthesis space.”

Contact: adrian@nomni.com

September 6th 2019 Knobcon

At Knobcon 8, nOmni debuts the first Integrated Circuits in the 20af family
for modular, nano and DIY synthesizer building.

These low power, mixed-signal CMOS devices are built in
a compact 20-pin TSSOP package and a tiny 2x3mm STQFN package.

Sound synthesis functions are represented by equal-temperament and 5-limit top octave generators,
a pulse wave core with APC, and a harmonic additive synthesis core
using a new sine wave synthesis technique.

Voltage control is represented by dual ADSR and LFO generators,
a voltage-controlled switch and a versatile touch input controller.

Resettable 12- and 16- output ring counters are handy for clock and gate sequencing applications.

Adrian Freed, nOmni’s founder and principal IC designer's previous inventions include the DAW and OSC:
“Most of the existing activity with ICs in electronic music revolves
around embedded microcontroller digital chips and clones of established analog chips.
We are exploring a third, undeveloped area of mixed analog and digital ICs using a mature, modern CMOS process.
We readily cover situations requiring a wide frequency range such as
top octave and clock dividers without the complexity and jitter of a microcontroller solution.
Our chips have output pins tuned to directly drive LEDs or relays.
The supply voltage range of 1.8V to 5V makes the chips easy to interface to microcontrollers and
readily supports circuit bending and Lunetta-style designs.”

Contact: adrian@nomni.com