1394 and AS5643 Bus Analyzer - FireSpy810bN

FireStealth® FS810bN

DapTechnology’s FireStealth810bN with its non-intrusive bus monitoring technology is the world’s first “Stealth Mode” IEEE-1394b analyzer. The FireStealth IEEE-1394b analyzer is a bus monitoring device that is attached to the IEEE-1394b bus leaving the existing topology unaffected. The device does not participate in the bus configuration and thus, no topology reconfiguration and node ID reassignments occur. The FireStealth’s passive personality and non-intrusive behavior renders it invisible to all other devices on the IEEE-1394b bus. Also, it does not participate in any bus management activities such as root contention, cycle start generation & transmission arbitration.

The FireStealth is a small, compact instrument that is equipped with 1024MB internal memory. The unit offers extensive hardware filtering and trigger possibilities due to efficient programmable logic and an on-board processor. It supports up to 800Mb transfer rates. Two bilingual 1394b connectors allow for convenient connection to the system under test.

The FireStealth may be connected to a host computer via the USB2.0 interface. Furthermore, an Ethernet port allows for easy network integration and remote control. The graphical user interface runs on WindowsTM Operating Systems. It is intuitive and offers a user-friendly way of data presentation and user control. Additionally the included API even allows you to build your own control software using C/C++ or LabVIEWTM.

The FireStealth® uses an internal hardware architecture derived from the FireSpy® product line and therefore offers very similar functionality as well as user interfaces. Only the bus interface section is different and was replaced with a powerful data pickup logic. (click on picture to enlarge)

The FireStealth® requires a pass-through wiring. It needs to be connected between other devices on the bus and cannot be in a leaf node postion. (click on picture to enlarge)

Click here to read about the benefits of Non-intrusive Bus Analysis.

Screenshot of Firestealth® topology display. Note that the FireStealth® is not part of the bus although physicall connected between nodeID= x and nodeID=2. (click on picture to enlarge)


Life Cycle Status

recommended for new designs
Initial Release/Shipping: Sep 2006

Key features

  • Supports IEEE1394 Beta
  • Supports the floowing speeds:one (1) pass-through Port: S100-S800 Beta,Symbol Recorder mode: S100-S400
  • Host connection to PC via USB 2.0 or 10/100BaseT LAN
  • On-board 400 MHz RISC processor and programmable logic
  • 1024 MByte internal memory
  • GUI and API for WindowsTM Operating Systems
  • 2 Beta FireWire ports
  • Enhanced Scriptor functionality for real-time monitoring
  • Powerful software provides:
    • Monitor
    • Recorder
    • Topology
    • Scriptor (programmable in C-like language)
    • Filter and Trigger
    • Mil1394 Signal Monitor
    • Low-Level 1394 Symbol Recorder (up to S400)
  • Support for AS5643 (Mil1394), AV/C, SBP2, IP1394 and IIDC protocols
  • Configuration Option: FS810bN with Symbol Recorder SW (FS810bNSR)
  • Internal SelfTest
  • C/C++ API with LabVIEWTM Wrappers

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FireStealth® 810bN specifications

Dimensions: 125 mm x 48 mm x 224 mm
Weight: 770 g
Power Requirements: 12V, 10 Watt maximum
Regulatory compliance: FCC Class A , CE

USB2.0-connector for host-computer

RJ45 Ethernet connector

2 IEEE1394 connectors (Beta)





Green LEDs for:
    USB-connection, Power on, Ethernet, Ready,
    Trigger, Signal, Sync, Speed

Red LEDs for:
     Record, Active, Ready

BiColor LEDs for:
     Port Polarity, Port Signal


Switches: Tumble switch for Power On/Off
Part Number: FS081bN (FS081bNAS5643 with AS5643 protocol


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

FireStealth® 810bN media files

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FireStealth® 810bN sales info

Package Contents

  • FireStealth810bN
  • Switching AC/DC Power Supply
  • USB Cable
  • 2x 1394b Cable (Beta9 - Beta9, 1 meter with ferrites)

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.

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 +1 480 422 1551 www.dapusa.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

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USA Representatives

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

Representative Territory Phone URL
Dap USA Office Arizona Entire United States of America +1 480 422 1551 www.dapusa.com


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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.