- on Microcontrollers
- Published in issue 12/2001 on page 0
Global Time Standard
This clock functions, for a change, without any hardware. This is because we are dealing with a Windows program, which indicates the time in an entirely new format: the socalled at: time. The distinctive feature of this format is that the time indicated is the same around the entire globe. This has advantages, particularly with (worldwide) communications between computers, and it is here were the new time standard is gaining popularity. In full, the official designation is called ‘Global at: Time Standard’, which is abbreviated to ‘GaTS’.