1394 and AS5643 Bus Analyzer - FireSpy830bTO

FireSpy® 830bTO

The FireSpy830bTO is DapTechnology’s first version of IEEE-1394 bus analyzers offering both optical and copper-based bus connectivity. Based on the 4th generation FireSpy analyzer architecture the FireSpy830bTO is the most advanced IEEE-1394 test equipment in the market for single bus analysis. It comprises a powerful on-board processor and improved connectivity to the host.

For this FireSpy version, DapTechnology uses two fiber optical (LC multimode) connections as well as one transformer coupled copper connection for the 1394 node. For the latter DapTechnology has chosen standard IEEE-1394 Bilingual connectivity.

4th Generation Hardware

The FireSpy830bTO has one 1394 node connected to a single synchronized analysis engine. The engine is controlled by a dual core ARM processor running at 667MHz.

The FireSpy830bTO is equipped with 5 GB internal memory and extensive hardware filtering and trigger possibilities. The analyzer can be connected to a host computer using the USB3 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.

The seamless integration of the SAE AS5643 protocol (Mil1394) makes the FireSpy830bTO the preferred tool for many Aerospace & Defense development tasks. DapTechnology has taken considerable efforts to fully support the SAE AS5643 protocol in all major functional areas of the FireSpy830bTO and continuously updates the analyzer functionality according to implementation requirements and ongoing standardization efforts.

Key features

  • IEEE 1394-2008 Beta
  • S200 - S800B transfer rates
  • Host connection via USB 3.0
  • On-board dual core 667 MHz ARM processor and programmable logic
  • 5GByte internal memory
  • GUI and API for WindowsTM Operating Systems 
  • One analyzing node with a total of 3x 1394 ports (2x optical, 1x copper)
  • Powerful software provides:
    • Monitor
    • Recorder
    • Commander
    • Scriptor
    • Generator
    • Filter and Trigger
  • Support for AS5643, IEC61883, AV/C, SBP2, IP1394, AMI-C and IIDC protocols (depending on licensed modules) Internal SelfTest
  • C/C++ API with wrappers for LabVIEWTM


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FireSpy® 830bTO specifications

Dimensions: 125 mm x 48 mm x 301 mm
Weight: ~1200g
Power Requirements: 12V, 40 Watt maximum
Regulatory compliance: FCC Class A , CE

USB3.0-connector for host-computer

2x IEEE-1394 optical LC
1x IEEE-1394 connectors (Bilingual)

BNC-connector for external trigger-input signal




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

Red LEDs for:
     USB, Power


Tumble switch for Power On/Off

Part Number:

FS830bTO (FS830bTOAS5643 with AS5643 protocol)


ECCN: 3A992.a

HTS: 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® 830bTO media files

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FireSpy® 830bTO sales info

Package Contents

  • FireSpy430b(T)/830b(T)
    • Switching AC/DC Power Supply
    • USB Cable
    • 1x Beta cables (CAFW99S), additional cables can be purchased separately
    • 1x optical cable 6ft, additional cables can be purchased separately

Delivery time

Typically 4 weeks. Please contact sales(at)daptechnology.com for more detailed information.


Standard: 48 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 during the warranty period. 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

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

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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.