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Wide Range Timer Using Counter with Adjustable Length for Scientific Notation (Floating Point)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000049393D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Partridge, JE [+details]

Abstract

A counter has a selected number of stage that are continuously displayed to a user and a larger number of stages that are not displayed. A count begins at the low-order stage that is displayed. At each overflow of the counter the length of the counter is increased by one decade stage and a 1 is added to a second counter that holds the number of decimal positions of the count.