This command is used in the device editor mode to define the possible technology parts of a device name. Exactly one of the names given in the TECHNOLOGY command will be used to replace the '*' in the device set name when an actual device is added to a schematic. The term technology stems from the main usage of this feature in creating different variations of the same basic device, which all have the same schematic symbol(s), the same package and the same pin/pad connections. They only differ in a part of their name, which for the classic TTL devices is related to their different technologies, like "L", "LS" or "HCT".
The TECHNOLOGY command can only be used if a package variant has been selected with the PACKAGE command.
If no '*' character is present in the device set name, the technology will be appended to the device set name to form the full device name. Note that the technology is processed before the package variant, so if the device set name contains neither a '*' nor a '?' character, the resulting device name will consist of device_set_name+technology+package_variant.
The names listed in the TECHNOLOGY command will be added to an already existing list of technologies for the current device. Starting a name with '-' will remove that name from the list of technologies. If a name shall begin with '-', it has to be enclosed in quotes. Using -* removes all technologies.
Only ASCII characters in the range 33..126 may be used in technologies (lowercase characters will be converted to uppercase), and the maximum number of technologies per device is 254.
The special "empty" technology can be entered as two quotes ('', an empty string).
In a device named "74*00" the command
TECHNOLOGY -* '' L LS S HCT;would first remove any existing technologies and then create the individual technology variants
7400 74L00 74LS00 74S00 74HCT00
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