The PTC04-DB-81106 needs to be mounted into PTC-04. This module supports the programming via “Standard LIN”, “Fast protocol” and the MLX “Test interface”.
More information provided by manufacturer,
LIN - “parallel” broadcast programming is possible
FastLIN - No parallel programming is possible
Test interface - No parallel programming is possible
Test interface and FastLIN are much faster than LIN in cycle time.
Test interface - ~6s
LIN - ~94s
FastLIN - ~13s
Also, Test interface generally can’t be done in circuit (on the application PCB), LIN and FastLIN can.
Practically speaking 15 LIN slave nodes is probably a good limit for “parallel” broadcast programming using LIN. You don’t quite get 15 in the same time as one though because the status checks during the programming process should be individualized per IC. The nodes need to be auto addressed during the programming sequence for proper “parallel” broadcast programming via, so that’s another consideration as well since their application circuit may not support that.