By default, the IPE is in the Production Mode when launched. To view and change the settings for programming operations, and set up secure environments for production programming, you need to operate the IPE in Advanced Mode. Typically, someone has been authorized to establish the settings that production will use for the device and tool. To input those settings, the authorized person needs to log in to the Advanced Mode as below:
1. Advanced Settings Window
Click Settings from the IPE tool bar, select Advanced Mode.
2. Advanced Mode Logon
The Advanced Mode login dialog box appears. Type in the default password microchip and click Log on. See figure below. The password is case sensitive.
After validating the password to log in to the Advanced Mode, the dialog opens in the Operate option view, as shown below. This display is similar to the main display, with the addition of option buttons located along the left side of the window.