• Summary

    FireTrac® Advanced AS5643 I/O adapter

    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./

    FireTrac® Positioning

    FireTrac is positioned between the functionality of FireSpy and the Standard OHCI cards. It is not a Bus Analyzer yet not just a simple interface card either.

    Key features

    • IEEE-1394b
    • SAE AS5643 and Mil1394 enhancements
    • S100-S400 transfer rates *
    • 3 independent buses (FireLink, PHY, transformers)
    • 9 active transformer-coupled 1394 ports (adapter cable)
    • PMC form-factor with carrier cards (PCI, PCIe, cPCI, cPCIe, etc…)
    • PCI-X 2.0a Host Interface
    • PCI Specification 3.0 compliant
    • DMA Transfer (sustained 3x 400Mb/s 1394 bus traffic at max bus load)
    • IRIG B122 time stamping support
    • Field-upgradable
    • Support for:
      • WindowsTM
      • Linux
      • VxWorks
      • LabView (RT)
      • QNX
      • IRIX
    • C/C++ API
    • Abstraction Layers for Operating System (OSAL) and Link (LAL)

    *) Depending on exact model

    FireTrac® HW Blocks

  • Specification

    FireTrac® specifications

    Dimensions: PMC form factor, 15 x 74 x 154 mm
    Weight: 130 g
    Power Requirements: 7 Watts (max.)
    Regulatory Compliance: FCC Class A, CE
    Connections:

    64-bit PMC connector configuration

    Off-board connector (high density) for transformer coupled 1394b ports

    Indicators: -
    Switches: dip switches for PHY port mode programming
    Part Number: FT3460bT(1)-OPT1-OPT2-OPT3-OPT4-[OPT5]
  • Software

    FireTrac® Software

    FireTrac and FireStack - an ideal combination

    In order to get the best out of the unique feature set of the FireTrac card DapTechnology recommends using the hardware in combination with FireStack, i.e. DapTechnology's home grown software stack.

    FireStack optimally supports the hardware and firmware layers embedded into FireTrac. As FireTrac's host interface uses FireLink Extended (and not a standard OHCI Link Layer chip) functionality that has been tailored and optimized for the support of the AS5643 standard brings the combination of FireTrac and FireStack to an entirely new level.

    FireTrac® Personality Profiles

    An essential feature of FireTrac® is its thin software and firmware layer. In order to be usable in embedded designs having limited resources, great emphasis was given to keep the footprint and host system resource utilization as small as possible. And, in order to optimize and streamline performance, the individual features and functions of FireTrac® are grouped into so-called Personality Profiles. These profiles may be purchased separately so that the user may configure their system based on individual requirements.

    Personality Profile Comparison

    The following table explains the functionalities provided by the different Personality Modules.

    Available Personality Profiles

    The following modules are available or are in development:

    Low-Level API Profile:
    The low-level API profile basically contains the kernel-level driver for the FireTrac card as well as simple packet-oriented functions for transmission and reception. Functional modules included in the other profiles will use this functionality to implement more complex tasks.

    1394 Software Stack Profile
    Contains the following functional modules as well as the Low-Level API.

    • Pre-defined Configuration ROM which is user-configurable
    • Inbound Transactions
    • Outbound Transactions
    • Isochronous Transmission
    • Isochronous Reception


    1394 Software Stack + Bus Management Profile
    Contains functionality to implement the following capabilities on the local node as well as all functionality included in the 1394 Software Stack Profile.

    • Isochronous Resource Manager
    • Cycle Master
    • Bus Manager


    AS5643 Bus Interface Profile
    This module offers the following dedicated AS5643 functionality:

    • AS5643 Timed Transmission including STOF generation
    • AS5643 Advanced Reception Filtering
    • Resume Stream Transmit immediately after Bus Reset
    • Stream Transmit Jitter Insertion


    Advanced AS5643 Bus Interface Profile (pending)
    This module plans to offer further functionality like:

    • Advanced Hardware Data Extraction
    • Advanced Hardware Data Insertion
  • Media

    FireTrac® media files

    Product Image(s)

    FT3460bT with CarrierCards

  • Documents

    FireTrac® documentation

    Manual

    Manual available on request

  • Accessories

    FireTrac® accessories

    The following accessories are available for this product:

    Mil1394 SCSI2 Spider Cable

    For Product(s): PMC cards wtih SCSI2 connector: FireTrac, Mil394-PMC
    Documents: -
    Cable Type: Gore RCN8652

    Part number:
    PMC3CH3FBF

    Termination 1:
    1x SCSCI2 connector,
    68-pin

    Termination 2:
    9x 1394 Bilingual (female),
    9-pin

    Length:
    3 feet,

    PMC3CH3FNT

    as above

    9x unterminated cable

    3 feet

    PMC3CH3FNT-IS

    as above

    9x unterminated cable
    1x IRIG and 3x SYNC

    3 feet

    The harnesses above are also availbale in 5ft, 10ft, 15ft, 20ft and 50ft variants.

    Mil1394 SCSI2 Spider Cable with 19" panel

    For Product(s): PMC cards wtih SCSI2 connector: FireTrac, Mil394-PMC
    Documents: -
    Cable Type: Gore Quadrax

    Part number:
    PMC3CH5F19FP

    Termination 1:
    1x SCSCI2 connector,
    68-pin

    Termination 2:
    9x 1394 Bilingual (female),
    9-pin

    Length:
    5 feet

    PMC3CH5F19FP-IS

    as above

    9x 1394 Bilingual (female),
    9-pin
    1x IRIG and 3xSYNC

    5 feet

    PCIe - single lane Carrier Card

    for Product(s): all PMC Mezzanine cards
    Documents: Datasheet

    Partnumber:
    CC_PCIeG1x1_to_PMC

    Host Interface:
    PCI Express 1.1, single lane

    Form Factor:
    standard height, half length

    other:
    -

     

    PCIe - four lane Carrier Card

    for Product(s): all PMC Mezzanine cards
    Documents: Datasheet

    Partnumber:
    CC_PCIeG1x4_TO_PMC

    Host Interface:
    PCI Express 1.1, 4 lane

    Form Factor:
    standard height, half length

    other:
    -

     

    PMC Carrier Card
    4-Lane PXIe

    for Product(s): all PMC Mezzanine cards
    Documents: Datasheet

    Partnumber:
    CC_PXIeG1x4_TO_PMC

    Host Interface:
    PXI Express 1.2, 4 lane

    Form Factor:
    standard height, half length

    other:
    -

     

  • Sales

    FireTrac® sales info

    Package Contents

    Please contact DapTechnology or DapUSA directly by sending an email to sales(at)daptechnology.com for additional information about pricing and availability!