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3-port OHCI 1.2 Compliant IEEE 1394b (Firewire 800) to PCI Express x1 Host Card featuring Ti XIO2213B IEEE 1394 Host Controller

FWB-PCIE1X11A|3-port OHCI 1.2 Compliant IEEE 1394b (Firewire 800) to PCI Express x1 Host Card featuring Ti XIO2213B IEEE 1394 Host Controller
  • Host Bus: 1-lane 2.5 Gb/s PCI Express
  • Complies with 1394 OHCI draft 1.2
  • Three external 1394 ports
    • Two Bilingual IEEE Std 1394b-2002 Cable Ports
    • One FireWire IEEE Std 1394a-2000 Cable Port
  • Design with Late Vg Protection Diodes
  • The Vbus of each 1394 Port has a 1.5A Single Channel Current-Limited Power Switch for protection
    • Operation Current: 1.5A
    • UL File Number E74889

FWB-PCIE1X11A is designed with Texas Instruments XIO2213B controller.

The Texas Instruments XIO2213B is a PCI Express to PCI translation bridge where the PCI bus interface is internally connected to a 1394b open host controller link-layer controller with a three-port 1394b PHY. The PCI-Express to PCI translation bridge is fully compatible with the PCI Express to PCI/PCI-X Bridge Specification, Revision 1.0. Also, the bridge supports the standard PCI-to-PCI bridge programming model. The 1394b OHCI controller function is fully compatible with IEEE Standard 1394b and the latest 1394 Open Host Controller Interface (OHCI) Specification.

Deep FIFOs are provided to buffer 1394 data and accommodate large host bus latencies. The device provides physical write posting and a highly tuned physical data path for SBP-2 performance. The device is capable of transferring data between the PCI Express bus and the 1394 bus at 100M bits/s, 200M bits/s, 400M bits/s, and 800M bits/s.

FWB-PCIE1X11A provides full PCI Express and 1394b functionality and performance.


Technical Specifications

PCI Express

  • Full x1 PCI Express Throughput
  • Fully Compliant with PCI Express Base Specification, Revision 1.1
  • Utilizes 100-MHz Differential PCI Express Common Reference Clock

OHCI Link and IEEE 1394 PHY

  • Fully supports provisions of IEEE P1394b-2002
  • Fully Compliant With Provisions of IEEE Std 1394-1995 for a High-Performance Serial Bus and IEEE Std 1394a-2000
  • Fully Compliant with 1394 Open Host Controller Interface Specification, Revision 1.1 and Revision 1.2 draft
  • Three IEEE Std 1394b Fully Compliant Cable Ports at 100M Bits/s, 200M Bits/s, 400M Bits/s, and 800M Bits/s
  • Cable Ports Monitor Line Conditions for Active Connection To Remote Node
  • Cable Power Presence Monitoring
  • EEPROM Configuration Support to Load the Global Unique ID for the 1394 Fabric
  • Active State Link Power Management Saves Power When Packet Activity on the PCI Express Link is Idle, Using Both L0s and L1 States
Number of Ports:
  • Two Bilingual IEEE Std 1394b-2002 Cable Ports (Supports Bilingual Plug port with Jackscrew Type 1394b Cable) 
  • One FireWire IEEE Std 1394a-2000 Cable Port
Bus Power Connector:
  • Big IDE 4-pin DC Power Connector
Operating System Requirements
  • The 1394b function (host driver) is supported (built in) by the following OS:
    • Windows 2000 SP4 or later
    • Windows XP SP2 or later
    • Windows 7
    • Windows 8 and 8.1
    • Mac OS 10.4 or later
    • Linux kernel 2.6.23 or later.
Physical Dimensions
  • 82(H)x86(L) mm