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To prepare a page for display or printing. Rasterization is performed by a raster image processor (RIP), which turns text and images into the matrix of pixels (bitmap) that will be displayed on screen or printed on the page. Various conversions may take place. For example, the mathematical coordinates of vector and outline fonts as well as vector drawings must be converted into bitmaps. Existing bitmaps may have to be scaled into different-sized bitmaps.

Unless output is printed on a vector graphics plotter, which literally draws the illustration with pens, all text and graphics must be rasterized into a bitmap for display or printing. See RIP, raster scan, font scaler and host-based printer.
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The rasterizer algorithm is closely intertwined with the rest of the oscilloscope.
1994) ("To bar such inventions as Alappat's rasterizer from access to the patent system is to eliminate the incentive provided by this law, disserving not only technological industry, but the public benefit of improved technology.
Recognizing this, we engineered these popular waveform monitors and rasterizers to be easily upgraded to meet customers' 4K requirements and to save them money," said Eben Jenkins, General Manager, Video Product Line, Tektronix.
The WFM8200 and WFM8300 waveform monitors and WVR8200 and WVR8300 rasterizers can perform a broad range of 4K measurements including four tile displays of waveform, picture, vector, gamut and eye diagram for YPbPr formats.
The Tektronix 4K software upgrade (option 4K) for the WFM8200 and WFM8300 waveform monitors and the WVR8200 and WVR8300 rasterizers is currently available worldwide.
In addition, HP has increased the number of texture-map-controller processors from one to two and doubled the number of back-end rasterizers from five to 10.
Support for new font rasterizers from Agfa and Bitstream allows large font sets with smaller ROM font size.
Finally, TrueDoc recreates the character shapes at the receiving end using a character generator that is faster than the default rasterizers in Windows 3.