IEEE1394, also called “FireWire”
“1394 right now is specified to run up to 400Mbits per second and 800Mbits in the future. It will be plug and cable backwards compatible. ”
- FireWire vs. USB http://www.apple.com/firewire/
- “Fire on the Wire” article http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=%22Fire+on+the+Wire%22&btnG=Google+Search
- http://searchnetworking.techtarget.com/sDefinition/0,,sid7_gci212126,00.html links to “Why FireWire is Hot! Hot! Hot!” article by Franco Vitaliano http://www.vxm.com/21R.35.html “How Does FireWire Work?” http://www.dtvgroup.com/DigVideo/FireWire/Adaptec/1394work.html
- http://www.fwdepot.com/ sells many FireWire related products: cables, FireWire PCI cards, FireWire CardBus cards, FireWire CDRW/DVD drives, FireWire hard drives
- http://www.firewireworld.com/news/2000/02/20000207/firewire1394ilink.shtml “The only difference between i.Link and FireWire/1394 is … power … FireWire/1394 products can get their power directly from the FireWire/1394 connection (though some do still come with a separate power supply). i.Link products must have an external power supply. … FireWire/1394 use a 6-pin connector while i.Link and other DV devices use a 4-pin connector. With the right cable, any of these devices can be used interchangeably with FireWire, 1394, or i.Link equipped computers. [FIXME: move to bps, since i.link has nothing to do with infrared.] li> IEEE 1394 for Linux http://linux1394.sourceforge.net/ … http://www.linux1394.org/ [Grab logo ?]
- 1394 informer http://cx667314-a.chnd1.az.home.com/ ???
- http://cx667314-a.chnd1.az.home.com/1394Informer/990412B.htm ???
- FireWire Hard Drives http://www.insanely-great.com/infobank/firewirehd.html
- “Apple licensing FireWire for a fee” 1999 Jan http://www.news.com/News/Item/0,4,30995,00.html
- Auctor Corporation http://www.auctorcorp.com/guide.html sells system core logic chip that interfaces to CardBus, IEEE1394, etc.
- “Firewire: The Next Connection” article by David Elrich in _Popular Science_ 1998 Jan. “Firewire is made up of 6 individual [conductors] — 1 for power, 1 for ground, 2 for data, and 2 for strobe, which synchronizes the data. Firewire is shielded to prevent electromagnetic interference” bps chart from that article: Firewire: 1998: 100-, 200-, 400 Mbps; 10 ft. 1999: 800-, 1 600 Mbps; 40 ft. 2000: 1 Gbps Infrared: 1998: 125 Mbps; 30 ft. USB: 1998: 12 Mbps; variable length. “digital camcorders equipped with Firewire are already available… from Sony and Panasonic. (Sony wants to use the term I-link instead of Firewire …)” “NEC recently announced an infrared version of Firewire that could transmit data at 125 Mbps over a distance of 30 feet.”
- 1394 design kits http://www.ti.com/sc/docs/integrat/96sep/1394.htm
- Kycon Inc. http://www.kycon.com/ sells IEEE 1394 standard connectors.
- http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/news1/ns-378.html Adam Silver at Adaptec talks about IEEE 1394.
- STMicroelectronics http://www.st.com/stonline/prodpres/spd/spd.htm#IEEE1394 Physical layer interface: has 400 Mbit/s (IEEE1394a compliant); is designing 800 Mbit/s (IEEE1394b compliant)
- Markertek Video Supply http://www.markertek.com/ sells $36 FireWire (3 pair IEEE 1394) 7 ft cable typical $3 000 broadcast-quality camcorders.
- Texas Instruments http://ti.com/ and Philips Semiconductor http://semiconductors.philips.com/ sell IEEE 1394 FireWire silicon chips.
- JLIP (Joint Level Interface Protocol) http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/news1/ns-627.html A competitor to FireWire ?
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