The 1394 Trade Association (1394 TA) was formed to actively promote the continued development and proliferation of the IEEE 1394 serial bus standard.  The 1394 TA served the interests of all member companies working to develop products and services related to 1394 in markets including automobiles, computers, consumer electronics, peripherals, aerospace, defense and industrial applications.  The group was dedicated to developing a truly interoperable, standardized and universal i/o.

While 1394 continues to be used in several markets such as aerospace and defense, machine vision, pro audio, etc… the maturity of 1394 has reduced the need for an organization to promote 1394. Therefore in October 2015, the 1394 Trade Association board of directors voted to close official operations and provide a means to maintain 1394 documentation for the public.


The 1394 digital link standard was conceived in 1986 by technologists at Apple Computer, who chose the trademark ‘FireWire’, in reference to its speed of operation. The first specification for this link was completed in 1987. It was adopted in 1995 as the IEEE 1394 standard. IEEE-1394-2008 is the most current version of the standard, which supports asynchronous and isochronous data transmission with data rates ranging from 98.304mb/s (s100) to 3.932gb/s (s3200). A final version IEEE 1394, is expected to be released in 2016.

TJL Consulting
23117 39th Ave SE
Bothell, WA 98021
Phone: +1-425-870-6574
Fax: +1-425-320-3897
Email: info@1394ta.org


Combining AS5643 and IEEE 1394b – the Rise of the Machine


new video from 1394 trade association describes benefits of high speed firewire for aviation, industrial applications

ieee-1394 and as5643 bring deterministic networking to high reliability mil-aero designs

1394 trade association issues new article on how firewire delivers cost effective benefits for safety-critical military and aerospace systems

new video from 1394 trade association describes advantages and benefits of firewire for audio applications

s1600 1394b at 1.6 gigabit/second bandwidth encourages industrial imaging and instrumentation applications growth

1394 trade association teams with aerospace systems suppliers to expand firewire’s role in avionics