Chips and Technologies, Inc. Supports Microsoft Direct3D HiQVideo Graphic Accelerators and Drivers Support Direct3D for Enhanced Graphics Capabilities in notebook computers.SAN JOSE San Jose, city, United States
San Jose (sănəzā`, săn hōzā`), city (1990 pop. 782,248), seat of Santa Clara co., W central Calif.; founded 1777, inc. 1850. , Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 5, 1996--Chips and Technologies, Inc. (Chips) today announced that its HiQVideo(tm) Graphics Accelerators and HiQVideo Media Drivers will support the features of Microsoft's(r) Direct3D(tm).
Recently announced by Microsoft, Direct3D is an extension of the DirectX(tm) family of application programming interfaces (APIs) that provides software developers with a direct interface to hardware.
"Chips and Technologies Chips and Technologies (C&T) was the first fabless semiconductor company, a model developed by its founder Gordon Campbell.
Its first product was an EGA IBM compatible graphics chip. This was followed by chipsets for PC motherboards and other computer graphics chips. has played an important role in delivering high quality graphics and video to Windows users in the notebook environment," said Brad Chase Brad Chase is a fictional lawyer, portrayed by Mark Valley, on the ABC television series Boston Legal. David E. Kelley, the creator of Boston Legal, Chase went to Dartmouth College for his Undergraduate studies, according to a diploma on the set of his office. , general manager, Internet platform and tools division, Microsoft Corporation (company) Microsoft Corporation - The biggest supplier of operating systems and other software for IBM PC compatibles. Software products include MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows, Windows NT, Microsoft Access, LAN Manager, MS Client, SQL Server, Open Data Base Connectivity (ODBC), MS Mail, . "We are pleased that Chips is expanding their support for DirectX and mobile computing technologies by adding support for Direct3D."
Microsoft's Direct3D extends DirectX technology's multimedia capabilities to include 3D graphics. Its tight integration with DirectDraw(tm) as its buffer management system allows DirectDraw surfaces to be used both as 3D rendering targets and as source texture maps. Typical applications will include hardware decompressed motion video mapping and 3D rendering in 2D planes.
Chips' HiQVideo family supports DirectDraw which accelerates 2D graphics by providing direct manipulation of video display memory, BitBLT engines, hardware overlays and page flipping.
"We have been working closely with Microsoft to improve graphics and video performance in notebook computing," said Cecelia Town, product marketing manager at Chips and Technologies, Inc. "By adding support for Direct3D, Chips is now extending graphics and video capabilities for the notebook to new dimensions."
Chips' HiQVideo series of 64-bit accelerators combine video acceleration with a high-performance graphics engine to deliver full screen video at 30 frames/sec (fps). The accelerators bring to the notebook user all fundamental capabilities needed to run Windows 95-based multimedia presentation and video conferencing applications.
The HiQVideo family features high-performance video acceleration, including hardware zoom, filtering, and color space conversion Changing one type of color-encoded signal into another. Converting from RGB to YUV and back to RGB are common color space conversions when working with video formats (see YUV). Converting from the display color space (RGB) to the printer color space (CMYK) is another common example. . A 64 bit BitBLT engine maximizes graphics performance. The HiQVideo family video capture port supports the proposed ZV port standard, an extension of the PCMCIA (Personal Computer Memory Card International Association, San Jose, CA, www.pcmcia.org) An international standards body and trade association that was founded in 1989 to establish a standard for connecting peripherals to portable computers. PCMCIA created the PC Card. See PC Card. standard. ZV port accelerates video performance by directly streaming video from the PCMCIA socket adapter to the graphics controller and the video frame buffer.
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Note to Editors: HiQVideo is a trademark of Chips and Technologies, Inc. Microsoft is a registered trademark and DirectX, Direct3D, and DirectDraw are trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation.
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