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This WIKI site will collect a list of terms used to describe various aspects of ACE and ACE plug-ins to help new and existing users get used to the language used when describing ACE plug-ins and the main application.
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Acquire – Connect to an attached board.
Board - A physical piece of hardware used to evaluate or demonstrate chips and circuits.
Command – An action performed by the user on/through the software.
Component – A board in a subsystem, or a part or chip on a board.
Controller – A component on a board that is used to send commands or data to or receive responses or data from a board or chip under evaluation.
Macro – Recorded keystrokes and mouse activity can be saved as a macro (script) and run again.
Page – A channel that can be figured as part of a Page Group.
Page Group – A group of channels.
Paging – Also known as Local Channelling, is when a part is made up of multiple channels which all need to be configured separately, in the same register map address space of a chip.
Plug-in – The product specific application element.
Release – Disconnect from an attached board.
Session – A collection of settings for the configuration of the User Interface.
Subsystem – A unit that represents a container for components grouped together under a system. It represents a group of physically connected boards. Minimally, a subsystem will consist of a single component.
System – A unit that represents a container for all of the current components that can be addressed by the program. One system at a time is allowed expression within a session. Minimally, a system will consist of a single subsystem. A system does not have to reflect only hardware currently connected to the computer
Toolbar – A container for action buttons.