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1394a (Firewire) Protocol

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The 1394 digital link standard was conceived in 1986 by technologists at Apple Computer, who chose the trademark 'FireWire', in reference to its speed of operation. The first specification for this link was completed in 1987. It was adopted in 1995 as the IEEE 1394a standard.

Applications that benefit from 1394a include nonlinear (digital) video presentation and editing, desktop and commercial publishing, document imaging, home multimedia, and personal computing. The low overhead, high data rates of 1394, the ability to mix real-time and asynchronous data on a single connection, and the ability to mix low speed and high speed devices on the same network provides a good bus for consumer, computer, or peripheral application.

1394a is a peer-to-peer serial bus with a speeds up to 393.216 Mbits/s.

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