The FWB-PCIE10A is a 3-port OHCI 1.1 Compliant FireWire800 (IEEE 1394b) to PCI Express Host Adapter.

FWB-PCIE10A is designed with three key components

  • PCI Express to PCI Bus Translation bridge.
  • Texas Instruments TSB82AA2 --- IEEE 1394b OHCI-Lynx Controller.
  • Texas Instruments TSB81BA3 --- IEEE 1394b 3-port Cable Transceiver/Arbiter.

The PCI Express to PCI local bus translation bridge takes advantages of the 2.5 Gb/s burst rate of 1-lane PCI Express bus and the PCI bus interface is connected to a IEEE 1394b OHCI-Lynx host controller and a three-port 1394b PHY. This solution provides full PCI Express and 1394b functionality and performance.

Technical Specifications
PCI Express and PCI:
  • Supports 1-lane 2.5 Gb/s PCI Express.
  • Utilizes 100-MHz Differential PCI Express Common Reference Clock
  • Fully Compliant with PCI Express Base Specification, Revision 1.0a
  • Packetized serial traffic with PCI Express split completion protocol
  • Automatic retry of bad packets
  • 8b/10b signal encoding
  • In-band interrupts and messages
  • Support of message signaled interrupts
  • Fully Compliant with PCI Local Bus Specification, Revision 3.0
  • PCI Bus Power Management Interface r1.1 Compliant
IEEE 1394 Std Support:
  • Fully Supports Provisions of IEEE P1394b Revision 1.33+ at 1-Gigabit Signaling Rates
  • Fully Supports Provisions of IEEE 1394a.2000 and 1394.1995 Standard for High Performance Serial Bus
  • Fully Interoperable With Firewire., i.LINK., and SB1394., Implementation of IEEE Std 1394
1394 Bus Transfer Rate:
  • Provides two IEEE Std 1394b-2002 fully compliant cable ports at 100/200/400/800 megabits per second (Mbits/s).
Number of Ports:
  • One FireWire P1394a Cable Ports
  • Two Bilingual P1394b Cable Ports
    • Bilingual 9pin Connector with Screw Holes for Jackscrew Type Plug Cable
Power Management:

D0, D1, D2, and D3 power states and PME events per the PCI Bus Power Management Interface Specification

Bus Power Connector:

Big IDE 4-pin DC Power Connector

Operating System Requirements
  • Windows 2000, XP, 2003 , 7
  • Linux 2.6.X
  • Mac OS X