Wide Range Timer Using Counter with Adjustable Length for Scientific Notation (Floating Point)
Original Publication Date: 1982-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09
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.