ieee1394, firewire, 1394 - illumos IEEE-1394 Architecture
IEEE-1394 provides a means for interconnecting devices in computer and home
entertainment systems. (The IEEE-1394 architecture is also known as Firewire,
an Apple Computer trademark, and i.Link, a Sony trademark). The most common
IEEE-1394 devices are digital camcorders, mass-storage devices and cameras
(including webcam-type devices). For more information on IEEE-1394, refer to
the 1394 Trade Association website at http://www.1394ta.org.
The illumos IEEE-1394 architecture supports up to 63 hot-pluggable
IEEE-1394 devices per IEEE-1394 bus. The maximum data transfer rate is 400
Mbits, depending on the capabilities of the attached device.
The illumos IEEE-1394 architecture supports devices implementing a
number of different specifications. The basic behavior of the IEEE-1394 bus
is described in the IEEE 1394-1995 and IEEE 1394a-2000
IEEE-1394 host controllers implementing the 1394 Open Host
Controller Interface specification are supported. Camcorders implementing
the IEC 61883 and 1394 Trade Association AV/C specifications are
supported. Mass-storage devices implementing the ANSI SBP-2
specification are supported. Digital cameras implementing the 1394 Trade
Association 1394-based Digital Camera (IIDC) specification are
Listed below are drivers and modules which either utilize or are utilized by the
illumos IEEE-1394 architecture.
||Serial Bus Protocol-2 (SBP-2)
||mass storage class
||camcorder (AV/C) class
||digital camera (IIDC) class
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:
attributes(5), av1394(7D), dcam1394(7D),
hci1394(7D), scsa1394(7D), iec61883(7I)
IEEE 1394a Specification - 1394 Trade Association, 2000
IEEE 1394 Specification - 1394 Trade Association, 1995
Booting from IEEE-1394 mass-storage devices is not supported, but may be
possible if supported by the BIOS of the computer system.