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blitter


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  blitter  /blit'r/  n.  [common]  A  special-purpose  chip  or 
  hardware  system  built  to  perform  {blit}  operations,  esp.  used  for  fast 
  implementation  of  bit-mapped  graphics.  The  Commodore  Amiga  and  a  few 
  other  micros  have  these  but  since  1990  the  trend  has  been  away  from  them 
  (however,  see  {cycle  of  reincarnation}).  Syn.  {raster  blaster}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  blitter 
 
    /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}). 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1996-04-30)