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The AIDA Display Processor System Architecture

  • S. R. Evans
  • R. L. Grimsdale
  • P. F. Lister
  • A. D. Nimmo
Part of the EurographicSeminars book series (FOCUS COMPUTER)

Abstract

This paper describes the Advanced Image Display Architecture, AIDA. The primary aims were to design a graphics display subsystem capable of satisfying the needs of both high performance workstations and vehicle simulator visual systems. AIDA can accept planar triangle primitives which have been transformed, clipped and projected by preceding stages. The system implements many desirable features including modularity, anti-aliasing, translucency, pixel-rate hidden surface removal and Gouraud shading. AIDA has been designed to take advantage of ASIC technology in the implementation of its processing units.

Keywords

Depth Order Triangle Vertex Subsequent Processing Step Active Span Span Generator 
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© EUROGRAPHICS The European Association for Computer Graphics 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. R. Evans
  • R. L. Grimsdale
  • P. F. Lister
  • A. D. Nimmo

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