Interface Solutions Basic OHCI

IEEE-1394 and AS5643 compliant.
Ideal and powerful together with FireStack.

FireAdapter - Mil1394 Standard OHCI Host I/O cards

The FireAdapter product familycomplements DapTechnology’s successful FireSpy®and FireTrac® host adapter product lines. It clearly is a powerful platform for standard IEEE1394 as well as Mil1394 (AS5643) data transfer. The family aims at addressing the most common requirements with regards to physical interface type (copper vs. optical), number of buses, active transformer coupling, etc.

DapTechnology has seen a continued and steady demand for general purpose hardware systems for the processing of AS5643 (and generic 1394) data streams. Often driven by the existence of SW layers interfacing directly to OHCI compliant interfaces, customers look for equivalent platforms but application-specific physical interfaces. Mil1394 active transformer coupling, optical interconnectivity and even extended speeds are the typical requirements.

The FireAdapter familyis the answer for these market needs. The combination of innovative physical connectivity layers with  standardized OHCI Link Layer chip functionality makes these interface cards a perfect platform for both IEEE-1394 as well as Mil1394 applications. Optionally, FireAdapter cards are used together with FireStack®, i.e. DapTechnology's home-grown IEEE-1394 software stack. This very robust and well-designed 1394 software stack runs on a host computer and very effectively supports the OHCI descriptor model for packet assembly and disassembly. Interfacing to this stack can be done via an API which offers C/C++ interfaces and runs on several different operating systems.

Mil1394 FireAdapter cards take an OHCI-compliant design to a new level by adding Mil1394 support by adding active transformer. Their addition ensure compliance of the physical layer with the AS5643 specification.

DapTechnology has seen an increasing demand for such dedicated Mil1394 hardware systems for the processing of AS5643 (and generic 1394) data streams. However, it is important to understand that FireAdapter cards do not extend AS5643 support to the ASM level. They do not support hardware assisted ASM packet encapsulation (both header and payload), filtering and content verification, as well as ASM and STOF packet timing (Transmit offsets, Receive offset verification). All these function have to be handled in the application level. Please note that with FireTrac DapTechnology offers a HW assisted solution to the tasks and encourages customers to evaluate this solution for its much more advanced implementation of AS5643 functionaltiy.

Key features

  • IEEE 1394b-2008
  • SAE AS5643 and Mil1394 enhancements
  • S200b, S400b transfer rates
  • single & multi-bus variants (FireLink, PHY, transformers)
  • up 12 active transformer coupled FireWire ports (depends on model)
  • PMC, XMC and PCIe native form factors
  • other form factor with carrier cards (PCI, PCI, cPCI, etc…)
  • PCI-X 2.0a / PCIe 2.0 Host Interface (depends on model)
  • DMA Transfer (sustained 3x 400Mb/s 1394 bus traffic at max bus load)
  • Field-upgradable
  • Support for:
    • MS Windows
    • Linux
    • VxWorks

 

Product Life Cycle Status

Active

FireAdapter3465bT
FireAdapter4424bT
FireAdapter3424bT
FireAdapter3445bT

Release/Shipping: April 2020
Release/Shipping: April 2020
Release/Shipping: April 2020
Release/Shipping: May 2020

Replaced PMC341BT
replaced by
FireAdapter3465bT
Release/Shipping: May 2007
EULA/EOSA
EOS

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EOL & EOM PCI341bT Release/Shipping: May 2007

QuickSpecs - Configuration

Product

PHY and number of buses Link Layer Connectivity (per bus)

Host Interface

FA3465bT 3x TSB41BA3 3x XIO2213B

3x Transformer-Coupled Ports

High-Density Connector

S200b and S400b

Optionally an S100b-S200b version is available

PMC Form factor

PCI-X 2.0

Carrier Cards available for

PCIe, PCI, cPCI, PXIe, ...

FS3445bT 3x TSB41BA3 3x XIO2213B

3x Transformer-Coupled Ports

High-Density Connector

S200b and S400b

Optionally an S100b-S200b version is available

XMC Form factor
PCI Express 2.0
four Lane

FA4424T 4x TSB41BA3 4x XIO2213B

3x Transformer-Coupled Ports

SFF-8614 (interleaved)

S200b and S400b

Optionally an S100b-S200b version is available

PCI Express 2.0
four Lane
FA3424T 3x TSB41BA3 3x XIO2213B

3x Transformer-Coupled Ports

SFF-8614 (interleaved)

S200b and S400b

Optionally an S100b-S200b version is available

PCI Express 2.0
four Lane