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Title: Digital scale converter

Abstract

A digital scale converter is provided for binary coded decimal (BCD) conversion. The converter may be programmed to convert a BCD value of a first scale to the equivalent value of a second scale according to a known ratio. The value to be converted is loaded into a first BCD counter and counted down to zero while a second BCD counter registers counts from zero or an offset value depending upon the conversion. Programmable rate multipliers are used to generate pulses at selected rates to the counters for the proper conversion ratio. The value present in the second counter at the time the first counter is counted to the zero count is the equivalent value of the second scale. This value may be read out and displayed on a conventional seven-segment digital display.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Oak Ridge, TN
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
863005
Patent Number(s):
4071743
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01K - MEASURING TEMPERATURE
G - PHYSICS G06 - COMPUTING G06F - ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
digital; scale; converter; provided; binary; coded; decimal; bcd; conversion; programmed; convert; value; equivalent; according; ratio; converted; loaded; counter; counted; zero; registers; counts; offset; depending; programmable; rate; multipliers; generate; pulses; selected; rates; counters; proper; time; count; displayed; conventional; seven-segment; display; binary coded; digital display; scale converter; coded decimal; equivalent value; rate pulse; digital scale; /377/341/

Citation Formats

Upton, Richard G. Digital scale converter. United States: N. p., 1978. Web.
Upton, Richard G. Digital scale converter. United States.
Upton, Richard G. Sun . "Digital scale converter". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863005.
@article{osti_863005,
title = {Digital scale converter},
author = {Upton, Richard G},
abstractNote = {A digital scale converter is provided for binary coded decimal (BCD) conversion. The converter may be programmed to convert a BCD value of a first scale to the equivalent value of a second scale according to a known ratio. The value to be converted is loaded into a first BCD counter and counted down to zero while a second BCD counter registers counts from zero or an offset value depending upon the conversion. Programmable rate multipliers are used to generate pulses at selected rates to the counters for the proper conversion ratio. The value present in the second counter at the time the first counter is counted to the zero count is the equivalent value of the second scale. This value may be read out and displayed on a conventional seven-segment digital display.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1978},
month = {1}
}

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