The programming time depends on many factors, like the size of the data to be programmed, programmer clock speed, number of devices to be programmed, whether the program is implemented directly onto the device or via an upstream boundary scan JTAG port to program device
To simplify the storing of controller applications without a PC, the portable program device
uploads and downloads controller configuration and logic to and from any USB memory stick using USB connection.
Therefore, the portable program device
allows users to store their logic applications and configurations to GE Fanuc controllers without a PC.
Adopted in some variation by 42 states, the Uniform Trade Secrets Act defines trade secrets as: "Information, including a formula, pattern, compilation, program device
, method, technique or process, that: 1) derives independent economic value, actual or potential, from not being generally known to, and not being readily ascertainable by proper means by, other persons who can obtain economic value from its disclosure or use, and 2) is the subject of efforts that are reasonable under the circumstances to maintain its secrecy."
And the DTSA contains a similar definition: "All forms and types of financial, business, scientific, technical, economic, or engineering information," including "patterns, plans, compilations, program devices
, formulas, designs, prototypes, methods, techniques, processes, procedures, programs, or codes."
Among the report's recommendations is that users not be allowed to program devices
by themselves, as this practice leads to devices that are uninstalled or installed incorrectly.
Smith of Teradyne explains why you might want to program devices
at in-circuit test, particularly as more designs incorporate temperature-sensitive phase-change memory.
When linked to the Home Monitoring Starter Kit, consumers can use the mydlink(TM) portal to program devices
to power-down when the home is empty, helping reduce carbon emissions and reduce utility bills by saving electricity.
The Roadrunner attaches to pick-and-place machines to program devices
at virtually the last possible stage of manufacturing--at the point of placement on a circuit board.
"Because boundary-scan operations can take a long time, engineers want to run tests and program devices
on many boards simultaneously," said Clark.