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Enabling IEEE 1394.1 Bridging Functionality in Current Linux and Windows 1394 Drivers

By M. Tsegaye, R. Foss and B. Klinkradt


Abstract—The home of the future will contain digital devices such as HDTV sets, computers, digital cameras, DVD players, and cell phones. IEEE 1394 is increasingly being used by the manufacturers of these devices as a way to connect them together. In current implementations only 64 of these devices can be connected together to form a single bus network. That number can be extended to 64K by using bus bridges. This paper examines the current Linux and Windows IEEE 1394 driver stacks and identifies the changes required to make them IEEE 1394.1 bridge compliant. Index Terms — IEEE 1394.1, 1394 bridge aware device drivers IEEE 1394 is a high-speed serial bus protocol that allows data transfers at speeds of 100, 200 and 400 Mbits pe

Year: 2009
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