IEEE 1394

IEEE 1394, also known as FireWire, is a legacy interface based on a technology developed by Apple Inc. in 1987. There are two types of IEEE 1394: IEEE 1394a and IEEE 1394b. For the machine vision market, IIDC is the FireWire data format protocol that defines the layout of the control registers inside the camera. The current version of IEEE 1394-IIDC (1.32) is multi-camera capable and offers connectivity of up to 63 devices per bus.

Since there are better alternatives it has became an obsolete interface and it’s no longer used for new design. Furthermore, It’s no longer integrated in modern PC motherboards, wiping out the advantage of the low cost.

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IEEE 1394, also known as FireWire, is a legacy interface based on a technology developed by Apple Inc. in 1987. There are two types of IEEE 1394: IEEE 1394a and IEEE 1394b. For the machine vision market, IIDC is the FireWire data format protocol that defines the layout of the control registers inside the camera. The current version of IEEE 1394-IIDC (1.32) is multi-camera capable and offers connectivity of up to 63 devices per bus.

Since there are better alternatives it has became an obsolete interface and it’s no longer used for new design. Furthermore, It’s no longer integrated in modern PC motherboards, wiping out the advantage of the low cost.

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