Several markets can make use of the Firelink® Extended Core including Aerospace & Defense, Industrial, and Consumer Electronics. As a special option, the FireLink® LLC offers firmware support for the AS5643 (Mil1394) protocol. While current implementations require significant host software support, FireLink® can support this layer with 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.
The industrial applications of FireLink® are quite broad and include robotics, machine vision, wide format digital printing and medical imaging. Specifically the Extended version targets all implementations that try to benefit from PCI-based OHCI implementations.