Issue No.08 - August (1977 vol.10)
J. Adams , Stanford Technology Corporation
As the number of image processing applications and users increases, so does the need for a low-cost image processing system. This paper describes an approach to the implementation of a solid-state image display which provides the nucleus for such a system. Combining a powerful display processor with modern random access memory refresh technology, the system features a unique "image array processor" in which entire images, instead of single pixels, may be manipulated and displayed arithmetically at video frame rates. Built on a modest budget around an LSI-11 microprocessor (see Figure 1), this system can nevertheless provide complete image processing capabilities, using the display's refresh memories for temporary image storage (in lieu of magnetic disk devices).
J. Adams, R. Wallis, "New Concepts in Display Technology", Computer, vol.10, no. 8, pp. 61-69, August 1977, doi:10.1109/C-M.1977.217826