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A video display controller or VDC is an integrated circuit which is the main component in a video signal generator, a device responsible for the production of a TV video signal in a computing or game system. Some VDCs also generate an audio signal, but in that case it is not their main function.

List of example VDCs

Video shifters

Video coprocessors

  • The Sega Master System uses an enhanced VDP based on the TMS9918, and the Sega 315-5313 (Yamaha YM7101) VDP used in the Sega Mega Drive and some arcade machines is a further advancement of the Master System VDP with the original (inferior) TMS9918 modes removed.
  • The Yamaha V9938 is an improved version of the TMS9918, and was mainly used in the MSX2.
  • The Yamaha V9958 is the Video Display Processor (VDP) mainly used in the MSX2+ and MSX turboR computers.

See also