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FireWire

(ˈfaɪəˌwaɪə)
n
(Computer Science) trademark computing a proprietary name for the internationally agreed standard IEEE1394, a high-performance interface which allows for the connection of peripherals such as modems, printers, and mass storage devices
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The hardware design also comes with the following input slots and options; IEEE 1394a (4-pin) port, Integrated Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 (1000Mbps), 3 Hi-speed USB 2.0 ports (1 via USB 2.0 / eSATA combo port), 1eSATA (via USB 2.0/ eSATA Combo Port), VGA, Display Port-Video Output, 8-in-1 Media Card Reader, ExpressCard Slot, 2 Audio Out Connectors, Audio In/ Microphone Jack (retaskable for 5.1 audio), and Two Built-In Front Speakers.
* A USB 2.0 or IEEE 1394a (Firewire) data interface.
The whisper-quiet (28dB) SuperWorkstation 5035B-T+, powered by Supermicro's C2SBX+ motherboard not only supports a 1600MHz CPU bus and DDR3 1600MHz memory, but also features dual PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots for graphics cards, two IEEE 1394a headers for digital media connectivity, on-board high- definition 7.1 audio, two PCI-X slots and a high-efficiency power supply.
Theoretical Bandwidth Bus/Interface Bandwidth 16-b A/D Range Portability Ethernet 100 Mb/s 6.25 MS/s 100 meters Excellent (100Base-T) Gigabit 1,000 Mb/s 62.5 MS/s 100 meters Good Ethernet (1000Base-T) Fiber 100 Mb/s 6.25 MS/s 2,000 meters Fair (100Base-FX) Firewire 400 400 Mb/s 25 MS/s 4.5 Good (IEEE 1394a) meters Firewire 800 800 Mb/s 50 MS/s 4.5+ Good (IEEE 1394b) meters GPIB (IEEE 488) 12 Mb/s 0.75 MS/s 2 to 4 Fair meters PCI/PXI 1,056 Mb/s 66 MS/s local N/A (33-MHz) PCI/PXI Express 32 Gb/s 2,000 MS/s local N/A PCI-X (133-MHz) 8.5 Gb/s 531 MS/s local N/A RS-232 ~100 kb/s 6.25 kS/s 15 meters Good RS-485 1 Mb/s 63.5 kS/s 1,200 meters Fair USB 2.0 480 Mb/s 30 MS/s 5 meters Excellent Table 1.
Two peripherals, the Anybus Ethernet Module and the IEEE 1394a DCAM 1.31 Camera Interface, are connected to the platform.