High resolution real time Raster image processing system and method

  • US 5,949,438 A
  • Filed: 12/23/1997
  • Issued: 09/07/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/10/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A raster image processor comprising:

  • a processor portion of said raster image processor that receives a display list and performs image generation functions based thereon;

    a processor bus connected to said processor portion;

    a font image memory connected to said processor bus, said font image memory storing fonts for imaging; and

    a bit image generator connected to said processor bus, said bit image generator forming a digital representation of an image based on said stored fonts and said image generation functions and outputting said formed digital representation over an output bus to an engine control module to be provided by said engine control module to a print engine,wherein said raster image processor can output said formed digital representation at a rate in excess of 300 million pixels per second.

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