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Raster Display Blink Mechanism

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000039036D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Malden, AE [+details]

Abstract

A raster display consists of a display generator and a display monitor. A common console may contain two displays, a main display and an auxiliary display. These are driven by a resident processor called a sector processor. Fig. 1 shows the configuration of a common console. (Image Omitted) The common console main display consists of: 1. Display generator 2. High resolution monitor 3. Manual input devices (including the positional entry device, the interactive display and the keyboard) 4. Sector processor with dual interfaces and an interface to the display generator. The display generator contains the vector generator, symbol generator, cursor generator, refresh memories for the main and auxiliary displays and the control logic to handle I/O, and manual inputs.