IEEE1394 in Comparison with Other Bus Systems

  • Norbert Stampfl
Conference paper


IEEE1394, also known as FireWire™, is a relatively new high performance serial bus system. It was originally designed to connect multimedia devices, but due to its properties it can also be used for other applications, e.g. for industrial automation. In order to consider the use of IEEE1394 in combination with or instead of traditional and established communication systems, it is necessary to have comparison values. This paper shall point out these pros and cons of IEEE1394 by comparing it with field area networks and Ethernet.


Industrial Automation Address Configuration Maximum Payload Plastic Optical Fiber Asynchronous Data 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Norbert Stampfl
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  1. 1.Institute of Computer TechnologyVienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria

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