The National Engineering & Technology Research Center for ASIC Design (NECFAD) was established in 1985. Prof. WANG Donglin is the incumbent director. The research team has about 150 staffs and backbones of scientific researchers have doctoral degree and above.
Since 1990s, NECFAD has devoted to research work in field of Digital Signal Processor (DSP). In 2000, NECFAD born many national major projects and independently developed a series of DSP products at domestic and international advanced level. It achieved successfully application in national relevant fields and gained outstanding economic and social benefits.
In recent years, according to accumulation of design in DSP, NECFAD is focused on doing researcher of the current algorithmic needs in DSP and it has put forward AppAISArcTM instruction set architecture with world advanced level and complete intellectual property rights, which has developed the first Mathematics Process Unit (MaPU) product with a peak speed of 30 giga-floating point operations per second. Its power consumption calculation is far more than current mainstream processors and it has broad application prospect in consumer electronics, mobile communication and supercomputing etc.
At present, home office of NECFAD has built world-class integrated circuit hardware and software environment with design capacity up to hundred million and technology reaching 28nm, which has been the leading research team in DSP inland. Besides, NECFAD takes active cooperation with local regions and it has established branches in Hefei, Tianjing and Nanjing for further strengthening scientific research strength.
Owing to outstanding contributions in ASIC, NECFAD has won National Scientific and Technological Progress Award twice and first price of Science and Technology Prize.