A VLSI Architecture for Anti-Aliasing

  • Claudia Romanova
  • Ulrich Wagner
Conference paper
Part of the Eurographic Seminars book series (FOCUS COMPUTER)


Computer-synthesized images exhibit the typical artifacts of raster displays, called aliasing, rastering, staircasing or thejaggies”. Display of an image on a raster CRT requires the sampling the two dimensional image signal I(x,y) to obtain a pixel-based description of intensity. Unfortinately, this sampling process treates the pixel as a mathematical point and the point sampling of an unfiltered object is never correct at any resolution. Aliasing effects (spatial and temporal) are due to undersampling of the image signal. Spatial aliasing occurs when images contain frequencies greater than one half the spatial sampling frequency. Lines that should be straight appear jagged, very small objects may not be visible, portions of long thin objects may disappear.


Computer Graphic Pixel Area Filter Stage Stochastic Sampling Alias Effect 
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