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FIRE8000X - 3 Port 800Mbit IEEE-1394b FireWire Controller

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The FIRE8000X is a 3 channel IEEE-1394b FireWire™controller card for PCI/104-Express systems. The IEE-1394b controller is OHCI compliant that supports all IEEE-1394b device speeds. The FIRE8000X is an ideal way to add FireWire devices to a PCI/104-Express system.

The FIRE8000X provides 3 independent channel and each channel is capable of operating at 100/200/400 or 800Mbit/s. The Fire8000X uses bilingual IEEE-1394b connectors allowing IEEE-1394a and IEEE-1394b devices to be connected.

The FIRE8000X is supported by drivers for Windows and Linux.



  • IEEE-1394 OHCI FireWire Host Controller
  • 3 independent channels
  • Bilingual IEEE-1394b connectors
  • Single PCIe x1 link using OneBank TM connector
  • Robust PC/104-Express construction
  • Single +5V operation
  • Supported as standard by Windows and Linux

Relevant Applications

  • Automobiles
  • Military and Aerospace vehicles
  • Networking IIDC (Instrumentation and Industrial Digital Cameras)
  • Machine Vision
  • Frame grabber

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Host Interface

  • Single x1 PCI Express Link using PCIe104 OneBank connector PCIe Gen 2.0

IEEE1394b FireWire™

  • 3 independent channels
  • 3 universal 1394b bilingual connectors
  • Support for 100/200/400/800Mbit operation on all channels


  • Supported as standard by OHCI FireWire drivers included with modern operating systems (Windows, Linux)


  • Standard 3.6 x 3.8in PCI/104-Express form factor
  • Controller user single +5V supply
  • External +12V power input for powering FireWire devices
  • Operating temp 0 °C to 60 °C
  • Operating temp –40 °C to +85 °C (extended temp option)
  • PCI-104 pass –through (optional)

The following order codes can be used when ordering the FIRE8000X

FIRE8000-EXT - 3-port FireWire controller (-40 °C to +85 °C)

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