PCI to FireWire 400 IEEE 1394a Adapter 3+1 Port

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PCI to FireWire More Like This This PCI to FireWire 400 (IEEE 1394a) Adapter provides high performance at an attractive price. Perfect for connecting DV camcorders, CCD cameras, digital still cameras, set top boxes and other FireWire 400 devices to a PC. The host adapter provides two 6-pin and one 4-pin external ports for external peripherals and one internal 6-pin port for internal FireWire devices such as hard drives or optical drives. Fully compliant with all current specifications, the PCI to FireWire 400 IEEE 1394 Adapter excels with digital video and other high speed device connections. Utilizing the widely supported VIA VT6306, this host adapter works with a wide range of hardware and operating systems.

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PCI-FW4IO-02 PCI to FireWire 400 IEEE 1394a Adapter 3+1 Port F-201 N/A SOLD OUT

Features and Specifications

CE Mark

FireWire Logo

Vista Ready

  • Full compliance with PCI 2.2 specification
  • Three (3) external and one (1) internal 1394 ports
  • Supports 100, 200, and 400 Mbps (megabits) transfer rates
  • Supports up to 62 devices that can be run simultaneously on a system
  • Fully supports provisions of IEEE 1394-1995 and 1394a (rev. 1.1) standards
  • Designed to IEEE 1394 open host controller interface (OHCI) specification 1.0
  • Operates from 3.3 Volt power supply while maintaining 5 Volt tolerant input
  • Supports DMA transfers between 1394 and local bus RAM or ROM
  • Provides software control of interrupt events
  • Performs 1394 cycle master function
  • Plug and Play device functionality
Warranty Information
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • VIA VT6306
  • 100, 200 and 400 Mbps (megabits) transfer rates
  • Two external 6-pin FireWire ports
  • One external 4-pin FireWire port
  • One internal 6-pin FireWire port
System Requirements
  • Free PCI slot
  • Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, Vista 32-bit, Vista 64-bit
  • Known to work, but unsupported on many Linux and FreeBSD systems
Operating Environment
  • Operating temperature: 0° C to 55° C
  • Relative Humidity: 90% (max.) non-condensing
Package Includes
  • One FireWire IEEE 1394 PCI card
  • One 6-pin to 4-pin FireWire cable
  • User manual


W3 Document Bridging FireWire 400 to FireWire 800
FAQ and product solutions for connecting between FireWire 800 and FireWire 400. Addresses 9, 6, and 4-pin scenarios.

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