3 FT | IEEE-1394a | High Performance | 400 Mbps | Connect FireWire Devices to Your Computer
Firewire 400 Cables – 3FT 6 Pin to 6 Pin Firewire Cable
FireWire cables are commonly used to connect hard drive, camcorders, printers, scanners, and many other devices to computers. This cable includes fully molded connectors for enhanced durability. Internally this cable features a premium shield to reduce EMI/RFI interference and eliminate crosstalk. These cables will support a data transfer rate of 400 Mbps.
- Connector A: 6 Pin Male
- Connector B: 6 Pin Male
- Length: 3 Foot
- Fully Molded Connectors
- Max Data Transfer Speed: 400 Mbps
- Plug and Play
- Jacket Color: Black
- 100% compatible with Firewire, iLink, and IEEE-1394 devices
Q: What is FireWire?
A: FireWire is a high-speed serial bus interface for transfer of digital data. It is also called i.Link or IEEE 1394.
Q: Where can I find FireWire ports?
A: FireWire ports can be found on almost all DV and MiniDV camcorders many PCs and some TVs DVD players music recording hardware and digital audio receivers.
Q: How many kinds of FireWire connectors are there?
A: There are 3 formats of FireWire ports: 4-pin 6-pin and 9-pin.
Q: Can I convert FireWire to USB?
A: No. FireWire cables are not compatible with USB. FireWire cables are also not compatible with VGA DVI or HDMI cables.
Q: How long can my FireWire Cable be?
A: Without using a FireWire Hub or Repeater the maximum recommended cable length is 4 meters between devices.
Q: Is FireWire 800 backwards compatible to FireWire 400.
A: FireWire 800 is backward compatible to FireWire 400 but the ports and connectors are different so you need an adapter.
EEE 1394 is an interface standard for a serial bus for high-speed communications and isochronous real-time data transfer. It was developed in the late 1980s and early 1990s by Apple, which called it FireWire, in cooperation with a number of companies, primarily Sony and Panasonic. The 1394 interface is also known by the brands i.LINK (Sony), and Lynx (Texas Instruments).
The copper cable used in its most common implementation can be up to 4.5 metres (15 ft) long. Power and data is carried over this cable, allowing devices with moderate power requirements to operate without a separate power supply. FireWire is also available in Cat 5 and optical fiber versions.
The 1394 interface is comparable to USB. USB was developed subsequently and gained much greater market share. USB requires a master controller whereas IEEE 1394 is cooperatively managed by the connected devices.
History and development
The 6-conductor and 4-conductor alpha FireWire 400 socket
A 9-pin FireWire 800 connector
The alternative Ethernet-style cabling used by 1394c
4-conductor (left) and 6-conductor (right) FireWire 400 alpha connectors
A PCI expansion card that contains four FireWire 400 connectors.
FireWire is Apple’s name for the IEEE 1394 High Speed Serial Bus. Its development was initiated by Apple in 1986, and developed by the IEEE P1394 Working Group, largely driven by contributions from Sony (102 patents), Apple (58 patents), and Panasonic (46 patents), in addition to contributions made by engineers from Philips, LG Electronics, Toshiba, Hitachi, Canon, INMOS/SGS Thomson (now STMicroelectronics), and Texas Instruments.
IEEE 1394 is a serial bus architecture for high-speed data transfer. FireWire is a serial bus, meaning that information is transferred one bit at a time. Parallel buses utilize a number of different physical connections, and as such are usually more costly and typically heavier. IEEE 1394 fully supports both isochronous and asynchronous applications.