IEEE 1394 Standard
The IEEE 1394 high-speed serial bus complements USB by providing enhanced PC connectivity for a wide range of devices, including consumer audio/video (A/V) components, storage peripherals, other PCs, and portable devices.
IEEE 1394 has been adopted by the consumer-electronics industry and is expected to provide a volume, Plug and Play-compatible expansion interface for the PC. The 100-MB/sec, 200-MB/sec, and 400-MB/sec transfer rates currently specified in IEEE P1394.a and the proposed enhancements in IEEE P1394.b are well suited to multistreaming I/O requirements.
Microsoft provides built-in support for IEEE 1394 under Windows® 98 and Windows 2000, with driver support under the Windows Driver Model (WDM).
These are the design concerns for PCs running Windows 98 and Windows 2000:
|Compliance with IEEE 1394 standards, specifically IEEE 1394-1995 and IEEE P1394.a Support for the 1394 Open Host Controller Interface (OpenHCI) specification for controllers, specifically OHCI Revision 1.0|
|Plug and Play support for device configuration, control and status registers (CSRs), connectors and cabling, and connection fault handling|
|Cable power distribution, including requirements for source devices, sink devices, self-powered devices, and supporting CSRs|
|Device power management, CSRs, and soft-power protocols|
|Device command protocols for audio, video imaging, still imaging, and storage device classes|
|Windows 98 DDK|
|Windows NT® 5.0 Beta 2 DDK|
|There is no support for IEEE 1394 under earlier versions of Microsoft operating systems.|
1394 Trade Association: http://www.1394ta.org
1394 Trade Association Power Specification Part 1: Cable Power Distribution
1394 Trade Association Power Specification, Part 3: Power State Management
IEEE 1394 Standards: E-mail: email@example.com
Or Global Engineering Documents: Fax: (303) 397-2740
ISO/IEC 13213:1994 Control and Status Registers (CSR) Architecture for Microcomputer Buses: http://www.iso.ch/cate/d21416.html
Open Host Controller Interface Specification: ftp://ftp.austin.ibm.com/pub/chrptech/1394ohci/
Microsoft Plug and Play specification for IEEE 1394: http://www.microsoft.com/hwdev/respec/pnpspecs.htm