• Summary

    FireSpy® 1600

    The FireSpy1600 is DapTechnology’s fastest version in the FireSpy IEEE-1394 Data Analyzer product line. It was developed specifically to address the growing need for faster communication speeds.

    The FireSpy1600 is a small, compact instrument that is equipped with 1GB internal memory. However, the new high-speed connectivity with the host PC allows for utilization of host memory for data capture. The analyzer supports up to 1600 Mbps data speeds and is fully IEEE-1394-2008 compliant. Multiple beta 1394b ports allow for convenient connection to the system under test.

    The FireSpy1600 may be connected to a host computer via the External PCI Express interface. The graphical user interface is supported on Windows™ Operating Systems and has proven its unmatched capabilities in many years of FireSpy analyzer deployment.

    3rd Generation Hardware

    In order to support the higher speeds this new generation of 1394 bus analyzers has been completely rearchitectured. And the 1394 interface is entirely based on DapTechnology’s 1394 IP solution FireCore™ Extended which combines both the Physical as well as the Link Layer functionality in one IP block.

    Key features

    • IEEE-1394b-2008 compliant
    • Supports the following speeds: three (3) Ports: S800 and S1600 Beta
    • Host connection via External PCI Express x4
    • Uses host memory for data capture
    • GUI for Windows Operating Systems
    • three 9-pin Beta FireWire ports
    • Optional Bus Power @18W (12V, 1.5A) per port
    • Powerful software provides:
      • Monitor
      • Commander
      • Recorder
      • Support for IEC61883, AV/C, SBP2, IP1394 and IIDC protocols
    • Internal SelfTest

    Block Diagram

  • Specification

    FireSpy® 1600 specifications

    Dimensions: 165 mm x 60 mm x 165 mm
    Weight: 1100 g
    Power Requirements: 12 V, 15 Watt maximum (preliminary)
    Regulatory compliance: FCC Class A , CE

    External PCI Express connector

    3 IEEE-1394 connectors (Beta)

    BNC-connector for external trigger-input

    AUX connector




    Green LEDs for:

    Red LEDs for:
         Record, Active, Generate


    Tumble switch for Power On/Off

    Push button for manual triggering

    Part Number: FS0162b


    HST: 9030.40.00

    SW Add-on modules:

    SBP2 protocol software package

    IIDC protocol software package

    AV/C protocol software package

    IP1394 protocol software package

  • Media

    FireSpy® 1600 media files

    Product Image(s)



  • Documents

    FireSpy® 1600 documentation

    QuickStart (Single FireSpy Series)

    Download the FireSpy Series QuickStart Guide 

  • Sales

    FireSpy® 1600 sales info

    Package Contents

    • FireSpy1600
    • Switching AC/DC Power Supply
    • PCIe Host Adapter Card (with External PCIe connector)
    • External PCIe Cable
    • 1394b Cable (Beta - Beta)
    • Trigger Cable

    Delivery time

      Typically 2 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

          Of course you can also call us during our office hours from 9:00 until 17:00 hours (GMT +1:00). Contact Info


            Software updates are available for download during the support period of your FireSpy. Please enter the serial number on the Software Download page to see what is the latest version available.

            Once you have owned a FireSpy® for a long time at some point you may want to upgrade it to a later model. Should you want to know more about upgrade pricing and compatibility, please contact info(at)daptechnology.com.

            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

              Please contact sales(at)daptechnology.com for current pricing.

              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
              United States of America DapUSA, Inc +1-800-863-0989 x211 www.daptechnology.com
              South Korea Realtimewave Co. Ltd. +82-31-698-2980/2 www.realtimewave.com
              all other countries Dap Technology B.V. +1-514-453-4111 www.daptechnology.com

              Click here for a more detailed listing of our Sales Representations.

              USA Representatives

                For the U.S.A., we have as representatives:

                Representative Territory Phone URL
                Dap USA Office Arizona Entire United States of America 800 863 0989 X 211 www.daptechnology.com


                To place an order for DapTechnology products, please print one of the following order forms and fax it to the corresponding fax number.

                Dap USA, Inc.
                Fax: (302) 439-3946
                Download order form

                Or contact us by phone: 1-800863-0989 ext 211

                Rest of the world:
                Dap Technology B.V.
                Fax: +31 541 530193
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                Or contact us by phone: 1-514-453-4111

              • Software

                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.