OpenVG 1.1 Lite Accelerates 2D Vector Graphics on OpenGL GPUs

June 4, 2020 Brandon Lewis

The Khronos Group has released the OpenVG 1.1 Lite Provisional Specification, an open-source API that enables the acceleration of 2D vector and raster graphics. By limiting the accuracy requirements of stroke path rasterization and normalizing stencil/blending modes, OpenVG 1.1 Lite allows high-quality 2D vector graphics to be accessed by any OpenGL ES 2.0-compatible 3D GPU.

The provisional OpenVG 1.1 Lite spec is available on GitHub in markdown format, here, which provides the development community with an opportunity to comment before official release. Conformance tests are also available under an Apache 2.0 license, and can be found at github.com/KhronosGroup/OpenVG-CTS.

More about the spec, conformance tests, utility libraries, and sample implementations can be accessed at www.khronos.org/openvg/.

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Brandon Lewis, Editor-in-Chief of Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for guiding the property's content strategy, editorial direction, and engineering community engagement, which includes IoT Design, Automotive Embedded Systems, the Power Page, Industrial AI & Machine Learning, and other publications. As an experienced technical journalist, editor, and reporter with an aptitude for identifying key technologies, products, and market trends in the embedded technology sector, he enjoys covering topics that range from development kits and tools to cyber security and technology business models. Brandon received a BA in English Literature from Arizona State University, where he graduated cum laude. He can be reached by email at brandon.lewis@opensysmedia.com.

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