The FireDiagnostics Suite is the most comprehensive collection of 1394 analysis, simulation and interface tools for a wide range of applications. It consists of well established and hardware assisted analyzer tools like Monitor, Recorder, Generator, Commander and Scriptor. In addition, it also offers a set of software tools designed to allow the integration of the FireSpy 1394 and AS5643 Bus Analyzer series in a wide variety of applications. And if that is not enough, it offers several ways to customize its functionality beyond the baseline feature set provided by DapTechnology.
The Application Programming Interface (API) forms the foundation for all software tools included in the FireDiagnostics Suite. It offers interfaces for a wide range of development environments using either C/C++ or LabVIEWTM. And by supporting it on the Windows operating system we made using the FireSpy analyzers very convenient. All hardware-assisted analyzer tools like the Recorder and Generator as well as more low-level 1394 bus functions can be controlled with its feature-rich function library.
A cornerstone of FireDiagnostics Suite functionality is the unparalleled level of support for high-level protocols. With 1394 being the basic data exchange mechanism, many application-specific protocols have been successfully deployed. This includes the PC & storage environment (IPv4, SBP2), consumer electronics (AV/C, HAVi), Automotive Infotainment (AMI-C) and Industrial Imaging (IIDC). In recent years, the Aerospace and Defense industry has adopted AS5643 which largely fueled the continuous growth of 1394.