“A rectangular area filling display system architecture” by Whelan

  • ©Daniel S. Whelan

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    A rectangular area filling display system architecture

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    A display system architecture which has rectangular area filling as its primitive operation is presented. It is shown that lines can be drawn significantly faster with this architecture than with a pixel display system. The rendition of filled boxes is also faster showing an O(n2) speed improvement. Furthermore filled polygons can be rendered with an O(n) speed improvement. The design and implementation of this rectangular area filling architecture are discussed and refined. A custom VLSI integrated circuit is currently being designed to implement this rectangular area filling architecture and at the same time reduce the display memory system video refresh bandwidth requirements.

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