Siig DP FireWire PCI-E
DP FireWire PCIe
Quick Installation Guide
Introducing the DP FireWire PCIe
The DP FireWire PCIe easily adds FireWire connectivity
to your PCIe equipped desktop.
Features and Benefits
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Provides 3 FireWire ports (6-pin) for multiple device
connections
Compliant with PCI Express base specification 1.0a
Compliant with 1394a-2000 and 1394-1995 standards
Install in any available PCI Express slot and supports
data transfer rates of 100, 200, 400Mbps
Hot-swapping allows you to connect/detach devices
without first turning your system off
Spare enhanced low profile bracket is included to
work in low profile chassis
Works with DV camcorders, hard disk, removable
drives, scanners, digital cameras and other
FireWire audio/video devices
System Requirements
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PCI Express-enabled PC or Mac® desktop with an
available PCI Express slot
Windows® 7 (32-/64-bit) / Vista (32-/64-bit) / XP
(32-/64-bit) / Server 2003 & 2008 (32-/64-bit) / 2000
Mac OS X v10.4 or later
04-0540B
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Package Contents
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DP FireWire PCIe
Spare enhanced low profile bracket
"Y" split power cable
Quick installation guide
Layout
Internal FireWire port
Power connector
FireWire ports
Figure 1: DP FireWire PCIe Layout
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Hardware Installation
Note: For low profile systems, replace the currently
mounted full height bracket with the included low profile
bracket.
General instructions for installing the card are provided
below. Since the design of computer cases and
motherboards vary, refer to your computer’s reference
manual for further information, if needed.
Static Electricity Discharge may permanently damage
your system. Discharge any static electricity build up in
your body by touching your computer case for a few
seconds. Avoid any contact with internal parts and
handle cards only by their external edges.
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Turn OFF the power to your computer. Unplug the
power cord and remove your computer cover.
Remove the slot bracket from an available PCIe slot.
Carefully align the card to the selected PCIe slot
push the board down firmly, but gently, until it is
well seated.
Connect the system power source to the DP FireWire
PCIe Power connector (use the included "Y" split
power cable, if needed).
Replace the slot bracket holding screw to secure the
card.
Replace the computer cover and reconnect the power
cord.
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Driver Installation
Please make sure the board is installed before proceeding
with driver installation.
Windows
Windows 7 / Vista / XP / Server 2003 & 2008 / 2000 will
automatically detect and install the correct driver for the
DP FireWire PCIe. No driver installation is needed.
To Verify Windows Installation
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Right click Computer or My Computer, then click
Manage.
For Windows 7: Click Device Manager.
For Vista: Click Continue, click Device Manager.
For XP / Server 2003 / 2000: Click Device Manager.
For Server 2008: Double click Diagnostics, then
click Device Manager.
Double click 1394 Bus Controller or IEEE 1394 Bus
host controllers option.
An IEEE 1394 Host Controller should be displayed.
Mac OS X
Mac OS will automatically detect and install the correct
driver for the DP FireWire PCIe. No additional driver
installation is needed.
To Verify Mac OS Installation
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Open System Profiler.
Under Hardware, click PCI Cards, an IEEE 1394
Open HCI card should be displayed.
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Technical Support and Warranty
QUESTIONS? SIIG’s Online Support has answers! Simply visit our
web site at www.siig.com and click Support. Our online support
database is updated daily with new drivers and solutions. Answers
to your questions could be just a few clicks away. You can also submit
questions online and a technical support analysts will promptly
respond.
SIIG offers a 5-year manufacturer warranty with this product. Please
see our web site for more warranty details. If you encounter any
problems with this product, please follow the procedures below.
A) If it is within the store's return policy period, please return the
product to the store where you purchased it.
B) If your purchase has passed the store's return policy period, please
follow these steps to have the product repaired or replaced.
Step 1: Submit your RMA request.
Go to www.siig.com, click Support, then RMA to submit a
request to SIIG RMA. Your RMA request will be processed, if the
product is determined to be defective, an RMA number will be
issued.
Step 2: After obtaining an RMA number, ship the product.
• Properly pack the product for shipping. All software, cable(s)
and any other accessories that came with the original package
must be included.
• Clearly write your RMA number on the top of the returned
package. SIIG will refuse to accept any shipping package, and
will not be responsible for a product returned without an
RMA number posted on the outside of the shipping carton.
• You are responsible for the cost of shipping. Ship the product
to the following address:
SIIG, Inc.
6078 Stewart Avenue
Fremont, CA 94538-3152, USA
RMA #:
• SIIG will ship the repaired or replaced product via Ground
in the U.S. and International Economy outside of the U.S. at
no cost to the customer.
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About SIIG, Inc.
Founded in 1985, SIIG, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of IT connectivity
solutions (including Serial ATA and Ultra ATA Controllers, FireWire, USB,
and legacy I/O adapters) that bridge the connection between Desktop/
Notebook systems and external peripherals. SIIG continues to grow by
adding A/V and Digital Signage connectivity solutions to our extensive
portfolio. All centered around the distribution and switching of A/V signals
over CAT5/6, these products include matrix switches, distribution amplifiers,
extenders, converters, splitters, cabling, and more.
SIIG is the premier one-stop source of upgrades and is committed to
providing high quality products while keeping economical and competitive
prices. High-quality control standards are evident by one of the lowest
defective return rates in the industry. Our products offer comprehensive
user manuals, user-friendly features, and most products are backed by a
lifetime warranty.
SIIG products can be found in many computer retail stores, mail order
catalogs, and e-commerce sites in the Americas, as well as through major
distributors, system integrators, and VARs.
PRODUCT NAME
DP FireWire PCIe
FCC RULES: TESTED TO COMPLY WITH FCC PART 15, CLASS
B OPERATING ENVIRONMENT: FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE
FCC COMPLIANCE STATEMENT:
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
THE PARTY RESPONSIBLE FOR PRODUCT COMPLIANCE
SIIG, Inc.
6078 Stewart Avenue
Fremont, CA 94538-3152, USA
Phone: 510-657-8688
DP FireWire PCIe is a trademark of SIIG, Inc. SIIG and the SIIG logo are registered trademarks of SIIG,
Inc. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Mac and Mac OS
are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc. All other names used in this publication are for identification
only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.
February, 2010
Copyright © 2010 by SIIG, Inc. All rights reserved.
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