The FWx2-PCIE10 is a dual OHCI 1.1 Compliant FireWire (IEEE 1394a) to PCI Express Host Adapter.

FWx2-PCIE10 is designed with two key components.

  • PCI Express to PCI Bus Translation bridge.
  • OHCI 1.1 Compliant IEEE 1394a Single Chip Host Controller.

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 two OHCI 1.1 Compliant IEEE 1394a Single Chip Host Controller (TSB43AB22A). This solution provides full PCI Express and dual 1394a 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 compliant with provisions of IEEE Std 1394-1995 for high-performance serial bus and the IEEE Std 1394a-2000.
  • Fully Compliant with 1394 Open Host Controller Interface Specification, Revision 1.1.
  • Full IEEE Std 1394a-2000 Support Includes: Connection Debounce, Arbitrated Short Reset, Multispeed Concatenation, Arbitration Acceleration, Fly-by Concatenation, and Port Disable/Suspend/Resume.
  • EEPROM Configuration Support to Load the Global Unique ID for the 1394 Fabric
1394 Bus Transfer Rate: IEEE Std 1394a-2000 Fully Compliant Cable Ports at 100M Bits/s, 200M Bits/s, and 400M Bits/s.
Number of Ports:

FWx2-PCIE10-4: Four FireWire P1394a Cable Ports

  • OHCI 1 (FW-6pin X 2)
  • OHCI 2 (FW-6pin X 2)
Power Management:
  • D0, D1, D2, and D3 power states and PME events per the PCI Bus Power Management Interface Specification
Bus Power Connector:

with IDE big 4-pin DC +12V power connector

Operating System Requirements
  • Windows 2000, XP, 2003 , Vista, 7 , 8, 8.1, 10
  • Linux 2.6.X
  • Mac OS X
  • CE Test: Pass
  • FCC Test : Pass
  • RoHS Test : Pass