Several markets can make use of the FireLink® Basic Core including Aerospace & Defense, Industrial, and Consumer Electronics. As a special option, AS5643 (Mil1394) protocol support is planned for FireLink Basic. While current implementations require significant host software support, FireLink® will be able to support this layer with significantly better timing as well as reduced host resource utilization. Examples of typical applications in Aerospace & Defense for the FireLink® include command & control systems for space-based vehicles, missile-guidance platforms, fighter-aircraft flight-control, as well as its implementation in avionics & IFE platforms for business and commercial aircraft.
The industrial applications of FireLink® are quite broad and include robotics, machine vision, wide format digital printing and medical imaging. Finally, the FireLink® LLC Core is ideal for use in Consumer Electronics equipment such as Set Top Boxes, DVD peripherals and High Definition A/V equipment.