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blitter

(hardware, graphics)
/blit'r/ (Or "raster blaster"). A special-purpose integrated circuit or hardware system built to perform blit (or "bit bang") operations, especially used for fast implementation of bit-mapped graphics.

The Commodore Amiga and a few other microcomputers have these, but in 1991 the trend is away from them (however, see cycle of reincarnation).
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Der erste Teil des Buchleins, bis zum und mit dem Dialog zwischen Seele und Leib, ist mit Sicherheit im Besitz Peter de Monasterios gewesen, was seine Inhaltsangabe der ersten 57 Blitter und die weiteren von ihm markierten Stellen zeigen.
A high-performance graphics processor with triple-source 2D blitter engine, compositor and 1080p output also ensures high graphics performance.
The ST40GX1 incorporates a five-channel GPDMA as well as the high-bandwidth SuperHyway internal interconnect, support for PCI, USB and MPX busses, peripherals such as digital video inputs, audio PCM and smart card, 2D graphics with blitter and programmable DENC outputs.
High performance 32 bit ST40 CPU running at 200MHz with 8 kilobytes of instruction cache and 16 kilobytes of data cache -- Enhanced ST20 CPU running at 166MHz, 8 kilobytes each of instruction cache, data cache and embedded SRAM -- Dual stream MPEG@ML video decoder, including trick mode such as smooth fast forward and rewind -- Dual source Gamma blitter engine and display compositor, supporting alpha blending -- PAL/NTSC/SECAM encoder -- Audio subsystem with embedded DSP supporting all popular audio formats -- A comprehensive range of embedded peripherals including five UARTS, two USB 1.
These include a very powerful blitter, sprite scene control, dithering, and four types of alpha blending, all of which execute simultaneously with little CPU intervention.
Access to the DirectDraw blitter for smooth multi-layer parallax
Our crew has also been working on related technologies such as run-time optimized blitters, OpenGL ES 2.
Van Blitters Wijk, "Grafting PMMA on Hydroxyapatite powder particles using isocyanato ethyl methacrylate", [Abstract], in Transactions of 5th world Biomaterials Congress, Toronto, 663-678 (1996).
Van Blitters Wijk,, "Surface modification of nano-apatite by grafting organic polymer", in Transactions of 5th world Biomaterials Congress, Toronto, 443-449 (1996).
Abu Dhabi Blitters Plonja scored her second win in successive starts in the Shaikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival's Wathba Stud Farm Cup II at the Duindigt racecourse in the Netherlands on Sunday.
Dyk-Krantz, Blitters Plonja finished ahead of Baloo DA under Bart de Koninck, with Alligator Kossack under Jadey Pietrasiewicz in third place.
Abu Dhabi Trainer Diana Dorenburg, who could not win Friday's Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup (Group 2) with Sartejano in Toulouse, struck gold with Blitters Plonja in the Shaikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival's Wathba Stud Farm Cup I race in Duindigt, The Netherlands on Sunday.