I am working for a company that wants me to do a research related to using some sort of a technology. The research (which is going to be published) requires me to use a piece of a hardware which uses that technology. The company demands that I do all the analysis and the experiments to achieve the goal without mentioning the name of the hardware used which is an important part of the research.
Should I mention the hardware without referring to the name of the hardware?
I have used many resources related to that piece of hardware and I will not be able to mention them in the bibliography. Is this legal?
Does this affect the validity of the research?
What do researchers do in such a situation?
According to your experience is there a work around?