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A VLSI Implementation of the Graphics Standard GKS

Encarnação, José L. and Lindner, Rolf and Mehl, M. and Pfaff, G. and Straßer, Wolfgang (1983):
A VLSI Implementation of the Graphics Standard GKS.
In: Computer Graphics Forum, pp. 115-121, 2, (2), [Article]

Abstract

The main advantage when using a standardized graphics system is quite obvious: the application programs become portable. Integrating such a sys- tem - and GKS (Graphical Kernel System) is the only one being standardized internationally - into VLSI (Very Large Scale Integration) chips, this graphics system may become an integral part of graphical devices. This guarantees a uniform inter- face of such devices to GKS applications. Devices of many different kinds will become compatible not only with respect to plugging but even in their logical behaviour, eliminating all device dependencies from the host software. We have started to design the GKS-chip which will be able to be used in a great variety of devices (vector and raster type). The GKS-chip will bring the computational power to support real time picture updates, limited only by the maximally attainable output data rate.

Item Type: Article
Erschienen: 1983
Creators: Encarnação, José L. and Lindner, Rolf and Mehl, M. and Pfaff, G. and Straßer, Wolfgang
Title: A VLSI Implementation of the Graphics Standard GKS
Language: English
Abstract:

The main advantage when using a standardized graphics system is quite obvious: the application programs become portable. Integrating such a sys- tem - and GKS (Graphical Kernel System) is the only one being standardized internationally - into VLSI (Very Large Scale Integration) chips, this graphics system may become an integral part of graphical devices. This guarantees a uniform inter- face of such devices to GKS applications. Devices of many different kinds will become compatible not only with respect to plugging but even in their logical behaviour, eliminating all device dependencies from the host software. We have started to design the GKS-chip which will be able to be used in a great variety of devices (vector and raster type). The GKS-chip will bring the computational power to support real time picture updates, limited only by the maximally attainable output data rate.

Journal or Publication Title: Computer Graphics Forum
Volume: 2
Number: 2
Uncontrolled Keywords: Graphics standards, Graphical Kernel System (GKS), Very large scale integration (VLSI), Graphics workstations
Divisions: 20 Department of Computer Science
20 Department of Computer Science > Interactive Graphics Systems
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2018 09:12
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