1394 and AS5643 Bus Analyzer - FireSpy9432b(T)/9832b(T)

FireSpy® 9432bT/9832bT

The FireSpy9432bT and FireSpy9832bT bus analyzer is world’s only 9-bus IEEE-1394 protocol analyzer. Based on the 4th generation FireSpy analyzer architecture the FireSpy9432bT/9832bT are the most advanced 1394 test equipment in the market. The FireSpy9432bT/9832bT in fact combine nine FireSpy analyzers in one single instrument. They comprise a significantly more powerful on-board processor and improved connectivity to the host.

The seamless integration of the SAE AS5643 protocol makes the FireSpy9432bT/9832bT the preferred tool for many Aerospace & Defense development tasks. DapTechnology has taken considerable efforts to fully support the AS5643 protocol in all major functional areas of the FireSpy9432bT/9832bT and continuously updates the analyzer functionality according to implementation requirements and ongoing standardization efforts.

4th Generation Hardware

In order to support multi-bus analysis more efficiently this new generation of 1394 bus analyzers has been completely re-architectured.

The FireSpy 9432bT/9832bT have nine 1394 nodes connected to nine synchronized analyzer engines. They are controlled by three dual-core ARM processors running at 667MHz. Each node is connected to two 1394 ports. Both ports of each node are connected to a separate LEMO connector which was chosen over standard 1394 connectors for improved ruggedness.

The FireSpy 9432bT/9832bT are equipped with 15 GB internal memory and extensive hardware filtering and trigger possibilities. The analyzer can be connected to a host computer using the USB3.0 interface. On the host you can control the FireSpy using a graphical user interface to analyze and display the bus traffic in a user-friendly way; or you can use the API to program your own control software.

Life Cycle Status

recommended for new designs
Initial Release/Shipping: May 2017

Key features

  • IEEE 1394-2008 Beta
  • Supported speeds depend on exact model:
    • FireSpy9832bT: three (3) Transformer-coupled Ports (per bus) : S400-S800 Beta
    • FireSpy9432bT: three (3) Transformer-coupled Ports (per bus) : S200-S400 Beta
    • FireSpy9432bT1: three (3) Transformer-coupled Ports (per bus) : S100-S200 Beta
  • Host connection via USB 3.0
  • Three on-board dual-core 667 MHz ARM processors and programmable logic
  • 15 GByte internal memory
  • GUI and API for WindowsTM Operating Systems
  • 9 analyzer engines with a total of 18x LEMO connectors
  • All ports are active transformer coupled
  • Powerful software provides:
    • Monitor
    • Recorder
    • Commander
    • Scriptor (programmable in C-like language)
    • Generator
    • Filter and Trigger
    • Mil1394 Signal Monitor
    • Mil1394 Player
  • Support for AS5643, AV/C, SBP2, IP1394 and IIDC protocols
  • Internal SelfTest
  • C/C++ API with LabVIEWTM Wrappers

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FireSpy® 9432bT/9832bT specifications

Dimensions: 125 mm x 96 mm x 301 mm
Weight: 2260 g
Power Requirements: 12V, 40 Watt maximum
Regulatory compliance: FCC Class A , CE

USB 3.0 connector for host-computer

18x LEMO connectors (EGG.OB.304) for 1394 Beta connections



Multicolor LEDs for:
    Unit status, Recorder, Scriptor, Generator, Active (per Node)

Red LEDs for:
     USB, Power

Switches: Tumble switch for Power On/Off
Part Number:

FS9832BT ( FS9832BTAS5643 with AS5643 protocol )

FS9432BT ( FS9332BTAS5643 with AS5643 protocol )


ECCN: 3A992.a

HST: 8471.90.0000

SW Add-on modules:





AS5643 protocol software pack

SBP2 protocol software package

IIDC protocol software package

AV/C protocol software package

IP1394 protocol software package

FireSpy® 9432bT/9832bT media files

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FireSpy® 9432bT/9832bT sales info

Package Contents

  • FireSpy9432bT/9832bT
  • Switching AC/DC Power Supply (12V, 5A)
  • USB Cable
  • 9x LEMO-to-Beta cables ( CAFS4G ), additional cables can be purchased separately

Delivery time

Typically 3 weeks. Please contact sales(at)daptechnology.com for more detailed information.


Standard: 36 months, limited.
Options: Additional 1-year SW/FW Support packages may be purchased.


All products will be supported on a 24 hours response basis and free of charge for the first 24 months. For support questions please contact: sales(at)daptechnology.com
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Educational purposes

For those educational institutions that would like to use our high-specification IEEE-1394 analyzer for educational purposes only, we have a special discount offer. Our FireSpy® software which runs automatically in demo-mode without the use of a FireSpy® has great educational properties. This software can be used for free by everyone and is of great value for learning IEEE-1394. In order to obtain more details about this offer, please contact: sales(at)daptechnology.com

Price Info / Quote Request

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Country Distributor Phone URL
China BEIJING CESITEK CO., LTD. +86 10 84177715 www.cesitek.com
Japan Nacelle Co. Ltd. +81-3-5921-5099 www.nacelle.co.jp
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FireDiagnostics Suite

The FireDiagnostics Suite is the most comprehensive collection of 1394 analysis, simulation and interface tools for a wide range of applications. Apart from well established and hardware assisted analyzer tools like Monitor, Recorder, Generator, Commander, Scriptor and Mil1394 Signal Monitor, the suite also offers a set of software tools designed to allow the integration of the FireSpy products in a wide variety of testing applications, as well as extend customization of its functionality beyond the baseline feature set provided by DapTechnology.

FireSuite API

The foundation for all software tools included in the FireDiagnostics Suite is formed by the Application Programming Interface (API). With its interfaces for a wide range of development environments using C/C++ or LabVIEWTM on WindowsTM Operating Systems, the application of FireSpy analyzers is extremely flexible. With its feature-rich function library, all hardware assisted analyzer tools like the Monitor and Recorder can be controlled as well as more low-level 1394 bus functions.

Protocol Support

A cornerstone of FireDiagnostics Suite functionality is the unparalleled level of support for high-level protocols. With IEEE-1394 being the basic data exchange mechanism application specific protocols for the PC & storage environment (IPv4, SBP2), consumer electronics (AV/C, HAVi), Automotive Infotainment (AMI-C), Industrial Imaging (IIDC) have been successfully deployed. In recent years AS5643 has been adopted for use within Aerospace and Defense and largely fueled the continuous growth of IEEE-1394.