RECENT 1394 TRADE ASSOCIATION PRESS
S1600 1394b at 1.6 Gigabit/Second Bandwidth Encourages Industrial Imaging and Instrumentation Applications Growth
Virtually all but the most basic Personal Computers produced today are now able to support 800 Megabit/second (S800) 1394b hosts and devices. CONTINUE
New Video from 1394 Trade Association Describes Advantages and Benefits of FireWire for Audio Applications
San Francisco, Mar. 20, 2013 -- The 1394 Trade Association has produced a new online video that describes in detail the advantages and benefits IEEE1394 in advanced audio applications. CONTINUE
1394 Trade Association Issues New Article on How FireWire Delivers Cost Effective Benefits for Safety-Critical Military and Aerospace Systems
San Francisco, Feb. 11, 2013 -- A new article developed by the 1394 Trade Association details the performance benefits of the 1394 (FireWire) standard when used in military and aerospace systems. CONTINUE
IEEE-1394 and AS5643 bring deterministic networking to high reliability Mil-Aero designs
For years, IEEE-1394 (FireWire) has been a successful and popular consumer electronics and computer interface. While that is true, the strongest design activity recently has been in other sectors. Over the past 17 years IEEE-1394 has been gaining traction as an aerospace and defense (A&D) high-speed interface and is used in programs such as the F-35 Lightning II, NPOESS, X47B, JSOW, and X2000, plus many others. CONTINUE
New Video from 1394 Trade Association Describes Benefits of High Speed FireWire for Aviation, Industrial Applications
San Francisco, Dec. 27, 2012 -- The 1394 Trade Association has produced a new online video that describes in detail the benefits of the latest high-speed version of IEEE1394 in aviation and industrial applications. CONTINUE
New Article from 1394 Trade Association Describes Advantages of Thunderbolt Technology and How it Extends FireWire’s Benefits
San Francisco, Oct. 19, 2012 -- A new article developed by the 1394 Trade Association defines and describes the benefits of the innovative Thunderbolt technology, its advantages for consumers, and how it extends the life of the 1394 standard. CONTINUE
Thunderbolt Extends The Benefits of FireWire
Thunderbolt products continue to roll into the marketplace after Apple and Intel's announcement of the technology in 2011. CONTINUE
FireWire-Thunderbolt Adapters from Apple Offer Users Powerful New Connectivity Option
San Francisco, July 9, 2012 -- The 1394 Trade Association said today that Apple’s decision to provide a FireWire-Thunderbolt adapter for its new and legacy PCs provides an innovative and useful option for a broad range of users. CONTINUE
1394 Trade Association Design Guide Now Available In Japanese
San Francisco, May 21, 2012 -- The 1394 Trade Association’s comprehensive FireWire Design Guide, which was developed in 2010 for users and product developers worldwide, is now available in Japanese. CONTINUE
1394 Trade Association Details the Features and Benefits of New IIDC2 Standard in New Technical Article
San Francisco, May 17, 2012 -- The 1394 Trade Association has published a new technical article describing the benefits of the recently finalized Instrumentation and Industrial Digital Camera (IIDC2) specification for machine vision, instrumentation and camera applications. CONTINUE
Article: IIDC2, A New Beginning for Industrial Digital Video Camera Technology
The true sign of successful specifications are revisions driven by the industry leaders in concert with the open source community. Ethernet, SCSI and JTAG specifications are decades old, in wide use today and have been updated multiple times for ease of use and enhanced benefits. CONTINUE
1394 Trade Association Approves Revised AM Specification for Mobile and Residential Consumer Audio Applications
San Francisco, April 30, 2011 -- The 1394 Trade Association has approved a revision of the Audio Music (AM) Protocol, with updates relating to emerging multichannel formats and compression standards used for mobile and residential consumer audio applications (TA2009013 – AM Protocol Ver. 2.3). CONTINUE
ARTICLE: FireWire and Thunderbolt a Natural Fit
FireWire™ and Thunderbolt™ have much in common, IEEE-1394 (FireWire) was the brainchild of Apple Computer and provided a revolutionary new I/O technology. Originally designed to consolidate I/Os like Apple’s Desktop Bus (ADB) and Small Computer System Interface (SCSI), FireWire provided unprecedented speed and complete power, along with a plug-and-play, memory mapped and peer-to-peer architectures. CONTINUE
Japan Industrial Imaging Association and 1394 Trade Association Announce Completion of Industrial Instrumentation Digital Camera Standard
San Francisco, Mar. 13, 2012 – The Japan Industrial Imaging Association (JIIA) and the 1394 Trade Association today announced the completion of the new Industrial Instrumentaon Digital Camera (IIDC2) standard, providing next generation specifications for machine vision products used in industrial, commercial and consumer markets. CONTINUE
New Technical Article from 1394 Trade Association Shows How to Use Apple Target Disk Mode with FireWire
San Francisco, Jan. 17, 2012 -- The 1394 Trade Association has published a new technical article describing how to use FireWire in Apple target disk mode applications. CONTINUE
FireWire Reaches 4 Gigabit/Second Speeds; Details in New 1394 Trade Association Article
San Francisco, Jan. 10, 2012 -- The 1394 Trade Association has published a new technical article detailing the benefits and applications of FireWire at 4Gigabit/second speeds, which has been pioneered and now demonstrated worldwide by DAPTechnology B.V. of The Netherlands. CONTINUE
ARTICLE: FireWire Moves Through to 4Gbps
The introduction of 2Gpbs (S1600) FireWire products this fall including cameras from Sony & Point Grey, OHCI host adapter and Firespy Analyzer from DapTechnology, plus others -- and with 4Gbps (S3200) FireWire demonstrated by DAP Technology at Vision 2011 this November -- FireWire has reached the pinnacle of performance defined in the IEEE 1394-2008 standard. We no longer have to wait; FireWire is now running at S3200! S1600 FireWire is in full production, all the tools needed are available; including protocol analyzers, computer node supporting OHCI with a PCIe x4 add-in card, tested cables, connectors, evaluation boards and IP. But the performance improvements need not end at 4Gbps. As long as FPGA technology allows higher performance, FireWire can scale to higher throughputs. More on that later. CONTINUE
1394 is the de facto connection used in the industry for kernel debugging of processor-based systems. It is supported in Windows, Linux, MacOS, VMware, is by far the easiest to use, and most efficient. CONTINUE
FireWire Prominent at Annual VISION Conference in Germany, Led by Innovative New 3.2 Gigabit/second SoC Solution from DapTechnology
San Francisco, Calif., Nov. 22, 2011 — FireWire, which has become one of the leading interface choices for vision systems and camera products, was on full display again this year at the VISION 2011 Conference in Stuttgart, Germany, Nov. 8-10. CONTINUE
1394 Trade Association Publishes New Article on the Benefits of PCIe with IEEE 1394 - FireWire
San Francisco, Sep. 8, 2011 -- The 1394 Trade Association has published a new technical article that reports on the benefits of PCI Express, or PCIe, when used in conjunction with FireWire. CONTINUE
FireWire Design Guide and Reference Tutorial Now Available in Chinese from 1394 Trade Association
San Francisco, August 17, 2011 -- The FireWire Reference Tutorial and Design Guide have both been translated into traditional and simplified Chinese and are available now from the 1394 Trade Association website. CONTINUE
1394 Trade Association Issues Latest Specifications on Compliance Test Suites, 1394-Automotive Fiber, VersaPHY GPIO
San Francisco, July 17, 2011 -- The 1394 Trade Association has completed a new set of specifications that support FireWire’s faster speeds, longer distances and new applications.
1394 Trade Association to Present FireWire Technology Seminar at Grand Hyatt in Taipei July 12
San Francisco CA, June 28, 2011 – The 1394 Trade Association will hold a comprehensive seminar featuring the latest advances in IEEE 1394 (FireWire) technology, including presentations on long distance FireWire, demonstrations of 1.6 Gigabit/second technology, and newly proposed mini-connector packaging. CONTINUE
New Technical Backgrounder from 1394 Trade Association Describes the Benefits of FireWire in Professional and Pro-Amateur Audio Applications
San Francisco, May 25, 2011 The 1394 Trade Association has issued a comprehensive new technical backgrounder describing the benefits of the FireWire standard in professional and pro-amateur audio applications. CONTINUE
Update: Automate 2011
Mar. 24, 2011 – The Automate 2011 conference and show was held March 21-24 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. CONTINUE
Newest FireWire-Enabled Cameras and Industrial Automation Products, to be Featured at Automate Conference in Chicago Mar. 21-24
San Francisco, Mar. 16, 2011 – The latest and most innovative 1394-equipped cameras for vision systems and industrial automation will be on display at the Automate 2011 conference and exposition at McCormick Place in Chicago March 21-24. CONTINUE
1394 Trade Association Elects 2011 Board of Directors, Will be Led by Representatives from Littelfuse, Texas Instruments, LSI
San Francisco, Feb. 22, 2011 – The 1394 Trade Association has elected a new Board of Directors for calendar 2011, led by members from industry leaders Littelfuse, Texas Instruments, and LSI Corporation. CONTINUE
FireWire Remains The Ideal Solution for Set-Top Boxes Following Updated Federal Communications Commission Mandates
San Francisco, Feb. 10, 2011 – FireWire, the popular computer, consumer electronics and industrial systems interface, remains the optimal technology for video transport and connectivity in set-top boxes, meeting all Federal Communications Commission mandates through the end of 2012, the 1394 Trade Association said today. CONTINUE
FireWire Reaches 2 Billion Ports Shipped Worldwide, Will Continue its Strong Growth in 2011
San Francisco, Feb. 10, 2011 – FireWire, the popular computer, consumer electronics and industrial systems interface, reached the two billion ports milestone in 2010 and will continue its steady growth worldwide throughout 2011, the 1394 Trade Association said today. CONTINUE
FireWire Again Takes Center Stage at VISION 2010 in Stuttgart, with Advanced New 1394b Products and Demonstrations
San Francisco, Nov. 17, 2010 – Leading industrial systems manufacturers from around the globe brought an impressive set of new products and demonstrations based on IEEE 1394 (FireWire) technology to the annual VISION Conference in Stuttgart, Germany, Nov. 9-11. Industry leaders including DapTechnology, Newnex Corp., IOI Technology, Point Grey Research, and Allied Vision Technologies provided featured new products and demonstrations. CONTINUE
1394 Trade Association Sets Demonstration of 1394-Automotive for Convergence 2010 in Detroit, Booth 1019
San Francisco, Oct. 12, 2010 -- The 1394 Trade Association will host a new, comprehensive demonstration of 1394-Automotive at the biennial Convergence Conference in Detroit Oct. 19-20. CONTINUE
1394 Trade Association Issues New Technical Backgrounder on Applying FireWire in Long Haul Applications
San Francisco, CA., July 26, 2010 -- The 1394 Trade Association today published a new technical backgrounder developed to help designers deploy the 1394 (FireWire) standard in long haul industrial equipment, vision systems, automotive networks and other applications. CONTINUE
New Technical Backgrounder Compares Benefits of 1394-Automotive with Ethernet AVB for Automotive Networking Systems
San Francisco, CA., July 7, 2010 -- The 1394 Trade Association today issued a new technical background report identifying the benefits of the 1394-Automotive standard for new vehicle networking systems. CONTINUE
1394 Trade Association Releases New and Revised Specifications on Blu-Ray, Set top Box Functionality
San Francisco, June 21, 2010 - The 1394 Trade Association today issued a trio of new specifications focused on video compression, audio and music transmission, and set top box functionality. CONTINUE
1394 Trade Association Publishes New Reference Tables Guide to Assist Users in Maximizing FireWire Performance
San Francisco, May 17, 2010 - The 1394 Trade Association has published a comprehensive reference table white paper created to help designers optimize the use of the 1394 (FireWire) standard in their product designs. CONTINUE
1394 Trade Association Sees Strong Growth for 1394-Equipped Products in the Year Ahead
San Francisco, Calif., April 26, 2010 - The 1394 Trade Association today predicted a strong year of expansion for FireWire across a wide range of markets in 2010, as the electronics industry returns to growth and designers adopt faster FireWire speeds. CONTINUE
1394 Trade Association to Present the Benefits of the 1394 Automotive Standard for In-Vehicle Networking at SAE World Congress April 13-15
San Francisco, Calif., April 12, 2010 - The 1394 Trade Association will describe the features, benefits and advantages of the 1394 Automotive standard for in-vehicle information and entertainment networking at this year’s SAE World Congress April 13-15 at the Cobo Center in Detroit. CONTINUE
1394 Trade Association Issues Comprehensive FireWire Reference Tutorial Featuring Descriptions and Benefits of IEEE 1394
San Francisco, Calif., March 22, 2010 – The 1394 Trade Association has developed a comprehensive new reference tutorial to assist engineers in evaluating the IEEE 1394 (FireWire) standard, understanding how it works, and maximizing FireWire performance in their applications. CONTINUE
New FireWire Design Guide Ready from 1394 Trade Association
San Francisco, Calif., March 9, 2010 -- The 1394 Trade Association today issued its new 2010 FireWire Design Guide, which details the guidelines for implementing FireWire (IEEE 1394) ports on high level complex devices such as personal computers and automobiles, and on simple devices such as consumer electronics products. CONTINUE
1394 Trade Association Publishes New Technical Papers about FireWire’s Use in Security Camera Designs and Industrial Monitoring Applications
San Francisco, Jan. 27, 2010 -- The 1394 Trade Association has published a pair of new technical articles detailing innovative applications of the 1394 (FireWire) standard in security camera designs, and in systems used to measure the operating condition of industrial equipment such as wind turbines. CONTINUE
1394 Trade Association 2010 Board of Directors Includes Representatives from Texas Instruments, LSI, Littelfuse
San Francisco, Jan. 25, 2010 -- The 1394 Trade Association has elected a new Board of Directors for 2010, including members from industry leaders Texas Instruments, LSI, and Littelfuse. CONTINUE
Point Grey Launches 1 Megapixel 70 FPS CCD FireWire Camera
August 25, 2011 – Richmond, BC, Canada – Point Grey, a world leader in advanced digital imaging products, today announced the launch of its new Grasshopper Express GX-FW series of IEEE 1394b (FireWire-b) digital cameras. CONTINUE
Point Grey Grasshopper2 1.4 Megapixel FireWire Camera Doubles Frame Rates, Reduces Noise
February 24, 2011 – Richmond, BC, Canada – Point Grey, a world leader of advanced digital imaging products, today announced the launch of its new 1.4 megapixel IEEE 1394b high-performance Grasshopper®2 camera. CONTINUE
Fujitsu Microelectronics Wins EDN Innovation Award for its 1394 Automotive Networking IC Technology
Sunnyvale, CA, April 28, 2010 — Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) announced that its MB88395 IEEE 1394 Automotive networking controller has won a 2009 EDN Magazine Innovation Award. CONTINUE
DapTechnology Fires Up World’s First 3.2 Gigabit IEEE 1394b FireWire SOC Solution
(Nijmegen, The Netherlands, November 23, 2009)--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- DapTechnology, a world-leading supplier ofadvanced IEEE 1394 protocol analyzers and solutions to the aerospace, defense, industrial, automotive and consumer electronics markets, announced today that the company successfully demonstrated the world’s first high speed S3200 3.2 Gigabit IEEE 1394b FireWire system-on-a-chip (SOC) solution at VISION 2009 in Stuttgart, Germany. CONTINUE
EqcoLogic NV, Leader in High-Speed, Low-Power Analog and Mixed Signal ICs, Announces Zephra Freeman as New Vice President, Business Development
Brussels and Dallas, June 19, 2009 -- Eqcologic NV announced today that industry veteran Zephra Freeman has joined the company as Vice President of Business Development. CONTINUE
1394 IN THE NEWS
Avoiding design errors in 1394-based external storage systems
Common Design Mistakes: Frequently seen design mistakes that often impact interoperability or performance fall into four categories: power management; configuration ROM contents; board layout; and Late-VG protection. Read More at eeTimes.
ULAN and 1394 Trade Association introduce home network device Artery
SAE-CVTA - September 2010.
SAE International - April 2010.
AT International - July 2009.
IEEE CONFERENCE ON PRODUCT CERTIFICATION & CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT
In May 2009, in Dearborn, Michigan, the 1394 Trade Association hosted a series of presentations of interest to designers and engineers working with 1394 in the automomobile. The seminar presentations are now available on-line. Please contact Tina Lipscomb of the 1394 Trade Association with questions.
In October 2008, in Munich, Germany, the 1394 Trade Association hosted a series of presentations of interest to designers and engineers working with 1394. Topics included Automotive Solutions, Storage Solutions, Large Topologies, and Microsoft's support for 1394. The design seminar presentations are now available on-line. Please contact Tina Lipscomb of the 1394 Trade Association with questions.
In February 2008, the 1394 Trade Association hosted a series of presentations of interest to manufacturers and designers interested in the benefits of using 1394 in their products. Topics included 1394 in Machine Vision, Audio Video applications, Automobiles, and Computers, among others. The product seminar presentations are now available on-line. Please contact Tina Lipscomb of the 1394 Trade Association, with questions.
In November 2007, the 1394 Trade Association hosted a series of presentations of interest to designers and engineers working with 1394. Topics included GUID, Compliance, Board Layout, and Cable Power, among others. The design seminar presentations are now available on-line. Please contact Tina Lipscomb of the 1394 Trade Association, with questions.
1394 WHITE PAPERS
Digital Audio Relies on the Features and Benefits of IEEE 1394, by Morten Lave, CEO of TC Applied Technologies
Like most everything else, professional audio production happens almost entirely in the digital domain these days. The digital transition has enabled amazing production capabilities on PCs using digital audio workstation (DAW) software. But with the digital transition came the need for a digital interconnect that had the bandwidth needed to move audio streams in real time along with the need for timing and synchronization capabilities that allow mixing of multiple audio channels. The 1394 or FireWire interconnect has proven to be the only interconnect that can support pro audio applications.
1394 Maximizes Value in Security Camera Networks, by Dimitrios Staikos, Codemost Technology Ltd. Inc.
Companies making security and surveillance Systems that rely on multiple cameras are facing a major technology transition – the swap to an all-digital system. That transition will necessitate a digital network that links all of the cameras in an installation. Video-centric security systems in the past have typically used analog connections that link remote cameras to a surveillance control center. Older systems have even stored video on analog media such as videotapes. More modern analog designs digitize the video using servers in the control center. Industry-standard compression techniques yield video that is stored on disk drives for quick access and the ability to jump instantaneously to any timestamp in a recorded stream.
Dave Thompson, LSI and Don Harwood, PLX Technology
IEEE 1394, also known as FireWire, has become a standard of choice for storage applications. FireWire is a popular and proven standard, and while it is familiar to many system designers, there is still the potential to make design errors that can compromise performance.
How to Use FireWire for Innovative New Designs without Distance Constraints
Les Baxter, Baxter Enterprises
Since 1995, FireWire has been a proven and popular interface for short haul audio and video transfer in PCs, storage products and consumer electronics. To date over 1 billion ports have shipped. Now the 1394b version of FireWire (known as Beta mode), which runs at up to 3200 Megabits/second, is becoming an interface of choice for innovative and advanced long haul applications. Since the publication of the 1394 Copper Automotive Specification in 2008, there has been significant interest in FireWire for automotive applications as well.
With the automobile becoming yet another home for a network of interconnected intelligent subsystems, vehicle designers must choose a multimedia network technology. Modern automobiles need a way to move everything from video to safety data around the auto. Ethernet works well in the office and the home, and at first glance it might appear a good fit for vehicles. A detailed investigation, however, reveals that the Ethernet physical layer (PHY) is not a proper match for the automotive environment, and that no high-level protocols exist for multimedia delivered over Ethernet in the automobile. Conversely, 1394 has a more flexible PHY that supports numerous topologies (including preferred daisy-chained connections) and also includes proven protocols for passing real-time multimedia streams.
The details in this paper provide a concise explanation of how FireWire bandwidth works, and a complete set of reference tables so users can achieve these objectives. Tables are provided for users who intend to oversubscribe the available isochronous bandwidth to a certain extent, so that in these cases the designer can make the correct calculations.
This document is a FireWire tutorial aimed at engineers that have no previous exposure or understanding of FireWire. Its purpose is to familiarize the reader with FireWire and to build a sound and complete understanding of how the FireWire bus operates from the experiences of expert members of the 1394 Trade Association.
This document provides detailed guidelines for implementing FireWire (IEEE 1394) ports on both complex and simple devices. It includes references to normative specifications
Automotive camera systems are progressing from a single backup camera and simple sensors to detect objects to smart driver assist systems such as collision avoidance and sign recognition. These systems require high bandwidth, low latency, multi-camera synchronization, and scalability; and they must meet general automotive considerations like low cost, low maintenance and reduced weight, achievable using a flexible wire harness. This white paper discusses 1394's benefits for these more complex systems.
Of Windmills and Recording Studios, by Burke Henehan
Windmills are pleasing to the eye, but the size, violence, and expense of these mega-machines make them even more impressive. They are standalone power plants, 40 to 80 meters above the ground, costing more than a $1 million USD each with 20+ year life spans, meaning they require maintenance. This article describes the need for a machine monitoring system in wind turbines, how the requirements for a music studio network are similar to a wind turbine’s machine monitoring system, and how a FireWireTM music studio networking system has been used to create a condition based maintenance system for wind turbines.
FireWire Security Imaging, by Burke Henehan
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