NEC µPD7720

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The NEC µPD7720 is the name of fixed point digital signal processors from NEC (currently Renesas Electronics). It was introduced in 1980, at which time it was the first commercial DSP in the industry. The NEC µPD7720 runs at 4 MHz frequency with 128-word data RAM, 512-word data ROM, and 512-word program memory, which has VLIW-like instruction format, enabling all of ALU operation, address register increment/decrement operation, and move operation in one cycle.


The successor NEC µPD96050

The NEC µPD77C25, which succeeded the µPD7720, runs at 8 MHz frequency with 256-word data RAM, 1,024-word data ROM, and 2,048-word program memory.