Introduction What is IEEE-1394? –FireWire –IEEE 1394-1995 Standard for a High Performance Serial Bus. –A standard for high-speed data communication between multimedia products.
Advantages of 1394 Versatility –Can link up to 63 devices without additional hardware. High speed –100 Mbps, 200 Mbps, 400 Mbps, or 1.2 Gbps. Low cost –Cost of implementation less than technology replaced. Ease of installation and use –Extends Plug and Play features beyond confines of PC.
What protocols does 1394 define? Physical –Bits on a wire –Arbitration –Reset and bus configuration Link –Packets on the wire Transaction –Read, write, lock, etc. Bus Management
1394 Protocol Stack and Serial Bus Management Controller
Physical Layer Chip TSB41LV03A IEEE 1394a Three-Port Cable Transceiver/Arbiter. Provides digital and analog transceiver functions needed to implement a 1394 network. Includes circuitry to monitor line conditions, for initialization and arbitration, and for packet reception and transmission.
Link Layer Chip TSB12LV42 (DVLynx) IEEE 1394-1995 Link Layer Controller for Digital Video. 1394 interface for high speed audio, video, and data applications. Provides a bulky data interface that supports long term data rates up to 60 Mbps.