1394 Interface Card - FireAdapter PCIe0161b

1394 PCIe S1600

The PCIe0161b is a typical example for this product line: It is the only host adapter card in the market with S1600 capabilities. It incorporates DapTechnology’s innovative 1394 IP solution FireCore™ (i.e. the combined IP building blocks for LLC IP (FireLink®) and PHY IP (FireGateTM)) and thus allows for unmatched data speeds.

The new card works best in conjunction with DapTechnology’s software stack FireStack®. It features an innovative 1394 packet handler, whose objective is to reduce resource burden when receiving and transmitting 1394 packets. The consistent utilization of zero-copy operations greatly enhances the overall system performance. FireStack® provides memory buffers accessible by both the user application and the 1394 Link Layer DMA engine. FireStack® is available for a variety of operating systems like WindowsTM, VxWorksTM, LabVIEWTM, Linux, QNX, etc. Please contact DapTechnology directly for availability.

Key features

  • IEEE-1394b-2008 compliant
  • Supports S100-S1600 data transfer rates
  • PCI Express Base Specification r1.1 compliant
  • 1394 Open Host Controller Interface Specification r1.1 compliant
  • 2x 1394b Beta-only connectors
  • Supported out-of-the-box by WindowsTM and Linux
  • Supported by FireStack on WindowsTM, Linux, VxWorks

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1394 PCIe S1600 Specification

Dimensions: PCIe card, 80.0mm x 69.5mm x 14.5mm      
Weight: 60 g      
Operating Range: 0°C - 70°C      
Power Requirements: Will be provided      
Regulatory compliance:

FCC Class A


PCI Express r1.1

2x 1394 Beta

Indicators -      
Switches: -      
Part Number: PCIe0161b      
Optional Configurations: -      


HST: 8471.90.0000


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Standard OHCI Link Layers and FireStack

FireStack® is DapTechnology’s homegrown 1394 software stack. Initially developed in conjunction with the company’s 1394 Link Layer Controller FireLink®, the product was architectured from ground up in order to support the advanced features of the FireLink® IP (Basic and Extended) solution. Since then additional mechanisms have been added to FireStack® to enable support for generic OHCI compliant Link layers.

FireStack® is an alternative to using general purpose SW implementations with standard OHCI I/O interfaces as it offers a more deterministic approach. Modern plug & play solutions are not always recommended for use in enclosed systems since they typically add undesired bus traffic, latencies, etc... The ability to customize FireStack® modules allows focusing on the task requirements without unwanted system, traffic and data overhead.

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