FireSpy® 3470bT

The FireSpy3470bT bus analyzer is an interesting addition to the Triple analyzer series from DapTechnology. Based on the proven architecture of the FireSpy3850 this new product meets many customer requests for this 3U CPCI/PXI form factor! Just like the FireSpy3850 it combines three FireSpy analyzers in one single instrument. It comprises a significantly more powerful on-board processor and improved connectivity to the host.

The Compact PCI form factor makes this product very appealing as the solution enables users to install the FireSpy hardware in any 3U CPCI or PXI card slot.

The FireSpy3470bT has three 1394 nodes connected to three synchronized analyzer engines. They are controlled by an on-board RISC processor running at 400 MHz. Each node is connected to three active transformer coupled ports. All nine ports are connected via a high-speed high density connector on the front bezel and are made accessible via a special adapter cable (with 1394b Beta connectors).

The FireSpy3470bT is equipped with 1 GByte memory and extensive hardware filtering and trigger capabilities. 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 and program your own controlling software.

Life Cycle Status

End of Sales     Aug 2020
not recommended for new designs
replaced by TBA

Key features

  • IEEE 1394-1995, 1394a-2000 and 1394b-2002 compliant
  • Supports the following data transfer rates: three (3) Transformer-coupled ports (per bus): S200-S400 Beta
  • PICMG 2.0 R3.0 and PXI 2.2 compliant
  • On-board 400 MHz RISC processor and programmable logic
  • 1 GByte internal memory
  • GUI and API for WindowsTM Operating Systems
  • 3 analyzer engines with a total of 9 IEEE-1394 ports
  • 9 ports are active transformer coupled
  • Enhanced Scriptor functionality for real-time monitoring and asynchronous packet generation
  • Powerful software provides:
    • Monitor
    • Recorder
    • Commander
    • Scriptor (programmable in C-like language)
    • Generator
    • Filter and Trigger
    • Mil1394 Signal Monitor
  • Support for AS5643, AV/C, SBP2, IP1394 and IIDC protocols
  • Internal SelfTest
  • C/C++ API with LabVIEWTM Wrappers

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FireSpy® 3470bT specifications

Dimensions: 3U CPCI card, 213x130x20 mm
Weight: 250 g
Power Requirements: 10 Watt maximum
Regulatory compliance: FCC Class A , CE

rear: PXI J1, J2

front: 68p SCSI II/III connector carrying 9 active transformer coupled IEEE1394 Beta

Indicators: -
Switches: -
Part Number: FS3847bT (FS347AS5643 with AS5643 SW protocol package)


HTS: 8471.90.0000


SW Add-on modules:





SBP2 protocol software package

IIDC protocol software package

AV/C protocol software package

IP1394 protocol software package

AS5643 protocol software pack

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Package Contents

  • FireSpy3470bT CPCI Card
  • 1394 Adapter Cable (SCSI – 1394Beta (x9))

Delivery time

Lead time is based on special project terms. Please contact sales(at) for more detailed information.


Standard: 36 months, limited.


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China BEIJING CESITEK CO., LTD. +86 10 84177715
Japan Nacelle Co. Ltd. +81-3-5921-5099
United States of America DapUSA, Inc +1 480 422 1551
South Korea Realtimewave Co. Ltd. +82-31-698-2980/2
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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.