1394b FireWire 800 PCI Express Host Adapter

1394b FireWire 800 PCI Express Host
Adapter
Installation Guide
1. Introduction
Thank you for purchasing this IEEE 1394b FireWire 800 PCI Express
Card. It is the next generation of FireWire technology, promises
to spur the development of more innovative high-performance
devices and applications. It doubles the throughput of the
original 1394a technology, dramatically increases the
maximum distance of FireWire connections, and supports many
new types of cabling.
Features:
 Fully IEEE1394 OHCI compliance
 PCI Express Base Specifications 1.0a Compliant, 2.5Gbps
(250Mbytes/sec) Transfer Rate
 Up to 800Mbits/sec IEEE 1394b FireWire 800 transfer rate
 Two 9-pin (1394b) and one 6-pin (1394a legacy) external
connectors
2. Layout
J4: Internal 1394b
(Shares the same
1394b port as J2)
J8: Internal 1394
Port #1 (shared
connector, to
J2, J6:
9-pin 1394b
FireWire 800
Connectors
J9:
6-pin 1394a
Legacy
Connector
J11: AUX Power
Connector
JP1: 1394 Bus
Power Selector
1
TPA+
GND
TPB+
+12V
KEY
TPAGND
TPB+12V
GND
IEEE 1394b FireWire 800 PCI Host Adapter
Settings
AUX
PCIE
JP1: IEEE1394 Bus Power Selector
Use +12V from PCI Express Slot
(motherboard’s PCB) for 1394 Bus
Power
AUX
PCIE
Use Auxiliary Power from J5 (in this
setting, please connect a power
split cable from power supply to J6
of the Card)
(default)
3. Installing the IEEE 1394b PCIe Host Adapter
1.
Turn the system power OFF before installation!
2.
Use static electricity discharge precautions.
Remove possible static discharge potential from any objects that
the host adapter may come in contact with before installation.
This can be accomplished by touching a bare metal chassis rail
after you have turned off the power.
3.
Remove the chassis cover from your computer
4.
Locate an unused PCI Express slot (typically white or black,
smaller than PCI slot) and remove the corresponding slot cover
from computer chassis.
5.
Plug the IEEE 1394b PCI Express Host Adapter to the unused PCI
Express expansion slot and attached the bracket to the computer
chassis screw.
6.
Installing IEEE1394 cables
The IEEE 1394b host adapter has two external, one internal
IEEE1394b 9-pin and one 6-pin 1394a connectors. The cables can
be used as follows (they may not be included with this card):
1394 Connectors
9-pin 1394b connector
(J3,J4,J6)
Available 1394 Cables
9-pin to 9-pin
9-pin to 6-pin
9-pin to 4-pin
6-pin to 6-pin
6-pin 1394a connector
2
IEEE 1394b FireWire 800 PCI Host Adapter
(J5)
6-pin to 4-pin
7.
Up to 63 devices can be connected to the 1394b host adapter.
No termination problem has to be care about. Simply connect
the IEEE1394 devices to the host adapter using above 1394
cables.
8.
Put the chassis cover back on the computer.
9.
Turn ON the power of your computer and peripherals.
3. Software Installations
The following table lists the current OS support of the IEEE 1394b PCI
Express Host Adapter. Since Windows bundled the IEEE 1394a drivers
and Mac OS X bundled the 1394b FireWire 800 drivers, it does not
need any additional driver to make it work (except the Win98SE and
Mac OS 8.6 may need some updates from their web site):
OS
Driver Supports (Kernel)
Win98SE (Second Edition)
Yes (need a patch file, Note:1)
Win ME
Yes (Note:2)
Win 2000
Yes (Note:2)
Win XP
Yes ( for SP2)
Mac OS 8.6
Yes (need to update the FireWire
Support, Note: 3)
Mac OS 9.x
Yes (Note:2)
Mac OS 10.x
Yes
Note:
1.
Win98SE: Go to the following place to download the Win98SE patch file (or
perform the Windows Update) from Microsoft Web site before installing any
IEEE1394 Devices ( you need to choose your own language before
downloading the file, wrong language selection may cause problems in
your win98SE):
3
IEEE 1394b FireWire 800 PCI Host Adapter
http://www.microsoft.com/windows98/downloads/contents/wurecommended/s_w
ufeatured/1394/license.asp
While you are running the path file, if you are prompted with the
following messages during the installations, please click “Yes” for the
confirmation. You may need to click 2 or 5 times.
2.
Only supports 1394a mode by the bundled drivers in the OS.
3.
Mac OS 8.6: It needs to upgrade the newest FireWire Support
driver (e.g. FireWire Support 2.8.x) to function properly.
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