• Summary

    FireLink® GPLink

    The FireLink® GPLink IP Core is targeted at applications requiring a replacement for commercially available general purpose Link Layer chips. FireLink GPLink has all A&D typical (and needed) functional blocks.

    Targeted application

    Several markets can make use of the FireLink® GPLink Core including Aerospace & Defense, Industrial, and Consumer Electronics. Examples of typical applications in aerospace & defense for the FireLink® include remote devices and their standardized interfaces (NDB, ....).

    The industrial applications of FireLink® are quite broad and include robotics, machine vision, wide format digital printing and medical imaging.


    Key features

    • IEEE-1394b-2008
    • Supports S100-S400 transfer rates *
    • Replacement for existing Silicon
    • IP-Link Layer
    • Glueless interface to 68000 and Coldfire Microcontrollers/Microprocessors
    • Optional: Datamover Port for Isochronous RX/TX
    • Standard PHY-LLC interface
    • Configurable number of Link instances per FPGA
    • Ideal for RNs, RIOs, NDBs, ...

    *) S100 Support pending

    Platform Availability

    DapTechnology supports its IP cores on a wide variety of FPGA families. At the moment of writing the following platforms are supported but please don't hesitate to contact us for the very latest information:

    • Xilinx (Spartan, Artix, Kintex, Virtex, Zynq, ...)
    • Altera (Cyclone)
    • MicroSemi (IGLOO2, Smartfusion2)


    Please contact DapTechnology directly to verify availability of specific functionality on your target platform!

    Design features and benefits

    There are several advantages when using FPGAs to implement a complete 1394 Link Layer. Some of these are:

    • Single-chip solution: Optimized Link Layer IP thus creating smaller solutions. Additional components (CPUs, encoders, etc) can be added to create a System On Chip (SOC) solution.
    • Optional debug and test features: Optionally, the user can include debug and test features like BERT (Bit Error Rate Test), Low level data monitoring and recording.
    • Field-upgradable: The used FPGAs are field upgradable thus allowing the addition new features or bug fixes, even if the device is already in the field.
    • Cost effective ASICS: Once a design is finalized an IP solution offers a very cost effective path to spinning a custom ASIC. 
  • Media

    FireLink® GPLink media files

    Currently, no media is available for this product.

  • Documents

    FireLink® GPLink documentation


    FireESDK Embedded Development Kit Datasheet

    Download full FireESDK datasheet as a PDF


    Manual & Design Guideline

    Available under NDA only.
    Please send an email to sales(at)daptechnology.com for more information.

  • Sales

    FireLink® GPLink sales info

    FireLink Extended License Types

    FireLink Extended NetList
    Development License

    Status: active
    Codes: ECCN: 3D991,  HST: N/A

    FireLink Extended Source Code
    Development License

    Status: active
    Codes: ECCN: 3D991,  HST: N/A

    FireLink Extended Deployment
    Deployment License

    Status: active
    Codes: ECCN: 3D991,  HST: N/A

    Warranty (IP)

    Standard: 12 months, limited.

    Options: Additional 1-year Support packages may be purchased.


      All IP products will be supported on a 24 hours response basis and free of charge during the warranty period. For support questions please contact: sales(at)daptechnology.com

      Of course you can also call us during our office hours from 9:00 until 17:00 hours (GMT +1:00). Contact Info

      Price Info / Quote Request

        Please contact sales(at)daptechnology.com for current pricing.

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