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

Block Diagram

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: -      


HTS: 8471.90.0000


1394 PCIe S1600 media files

Product Image(s)



1394 PCIe S1600 software

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.

FireAdapter PCIe0161b sales info

Package Contents

  • FireAdapter PCIe0161b

Please note that cables for this product need to 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
Of course you can also call us during our office hours from 9:00 until 17:00 hours (GMT +1:00). Contact Info

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

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 +1 480 422 1551 www.dapusa.com


To place an order for DapTechnology products, please print one of the following order forms and email it to the corresponding email address:

Dap USA, Inc.
Download order form

Or contact us by phone: +1 480 422 1551

Rest of the world:
Dap Technology B.V.
Download order form

Or contact us by phone: +1 480 422 1551