The synthesizable IEEE-1394-2008 Beta Link Layer Controller (LLC) Core, FireLink®, is based on the Link Layer Controller that has been used for several years in the FireSpy® analyzer products by DapTechnology. FireLink® is a mature core that has been implemented in Xilinx, Altera and Microsemi FGPAs. FireLink® is offered in three configurations, i.e. Basic, Extended and GPLink.
As a special option, the FireLink LLC (Extended only) offers firmware support for the AS5643 protocol. While current implementations require significant host software support, FireLink® with AS5643 support off-loads the host software requirements by making the hardware AS5643 timing-aware which produces significantly better timing as well as reduced host resource utilization. Examples of typical applications in aerospace & defense for the FireLink® include command & control systems for space-based vehicles, missile-guidance platforms, fighter-aircraft flight-control, as well as its implementation in avionics & IFE platforms for business and commercial aircraft.