06288730 is referenced by 101 patents and cites 19 patents.

A deferred graphics pipeline processor comprising a texture unit and a texture memory associated with the texture unit. The texture unit applies texture maps stored in the texture memory, to pixel fragments. The textures are MIP-mapped and comprise a series of texture maps at different levels of detail, each map representing the appearance of the texture at a given distance from an eye point. The texture unit performs tri-linear interpolation from the texture maps to produce a texture value for a given pixel fragment that approximates the correct level of detail. The texture memory has texture data stored and accessed in a manner which reduces memory access conflicts and thus improves throughput of said texture unit.

Title
Method and apparatus for generating texture
Application Number
9/378408
Publication Number
6288730 (B1)
Application Date
August 20, 1999
Publication Date
September 11, 2001
Inventor
Abraham Mammen
Pleasanton
CA, US
Bo Hong
San Jose
CA, US
Abbas Rashid
Fremont
CA, US
Joseph P Grass
Menlo Park
CA, US
Richard E Hessel
Pleasanton
CA, US
Jerome F Duluk Jr
Palo Alto
CA, US
Agent
Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert
US
Assignee
Apple Computer
CA, US
IPC
G06T 11/40
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