Bai Chunli, President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, said today that more than 300,000 Loongson 3A processors have been sold and the embedded Loongson chip has been successfully used in 10 BeiDou navigation satellites.
Among Chinese processors, Chinese Academy of Sciences' Loongson is one of the very few that has mastered the instruction set to the architecture itself.
Of the two Loongson chips Bai is referring to, the Loongson 3A3000 series is a 4-core processor for the desktop market.
It was successfully streamed in October 2016 at 1.2-1.5GHz and is based on the Loongson 64-bit GS464e core. It has 64KB L1D + 64KB L1I cache, 256KB L2 cache, and 8MB L3 cache. It supports 2-channel DDR3-1600 memory, 28nm process, and consumes less than 40W.
BeiDou navigation satellites have been using Loongson anti-radiation chips since 2015, and now there are 10 satellites with Loongson family chips.