Accession Number : AD0710479

Title :   A COMPUTER-CONTROLLED GRAPHICAL DISPLAY PROCESSOR.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE PROJECT MAC

Personal Author(s) : Fiasconaro,James Gerard

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 76

Abstract : The report describes the design, construction and operation of a low-cost, relatively sophisticated display processor that can be used with a standard cathode-ray tube (CRT) monito to display computer-generated pictures. The design was based on the following desired characteristics. The display processor should be able to intensify any one of the 1024 X 1024 raster points of the 10 X 10 inch display area. It should be able to draw straight lines of arbitrary length (up to 1024 raster units along each coordinate). It should be able to display any of the 96 printable ASCII characters. And finally, it should provide two character sizes and eight intensity levels. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DIGITAL COMPUTERS, GRAPHICS), (*INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES, CATHODE RAY TUBE SCREENS), COST EFFECTIVENESS, DESIGN, THESES

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE