FireTrac® is an optimized product complementing DapTechnology’s successful FireSpy® and AS5643 OHCI host adapter product lines. It clearly is the next generation AS5643 data processing, simulation and testing solution.
DapTechnology has seen an increasing demand for more streamlined hardware systems for the processing of AS5643 (and generic 1394) data streams. Customers get more and more involved in monitoring the actual data content rather than the 1394 layer. And for simulation purposes they require advanced error insertion capabilities that can only be accomplished with non-off-the-shelf Link Layer implementations. IRIG time-stamping of monitored events on the bus is a typical requirement.
FireTrac® uses a combination of 1394 and AS5643 support in hardware, as well as a robust, well designed 1394 Software Stack (FireStack®) running on a host computer. Interfacing to this stack can be done via an API that offers LabVIEWTM and C/C++ interfaces. Currently DapTechnology supports Windows, VxWorks, Linux, IRIX, QNX and LabVIEWTM (RT) Operating Systems. Please contact us in case you need support for another platform.