FireWire IEEE-1394 4-Pin to 4-Pin Cable
The IEEE-1394a compliant FireWire cables allow connection of IEEE-1394a FireWire enabled digital cameras, DV Camcorders, hard drives, scanners etc. to Mac's (like the Power Macintosh G3) and PCs having the high-speed FireWire interface. Specs and Features
What is FireWire?
- 6 Feet in Length
- 4-Pin Male to 4-Pin Male
- Data Transfer Speed: 400Mbps
- Compliance Standard: IEEE 1394
- Apple FireWire and Sony i.LINK compatible
- Outer and Inner Shield to reduce radio frequency and electro-magnetic interference
FireWire is Apple Inc.'s brand name for the IEEE 1394 interface; the offical name for the standard and is also known as i.LINK (Sony's name). You have probably heard the term FireWire if you have any interest in digital video. FireWire is a way to connect different pieces of equipment so they can easily and quickly share information.
Originally created by Apple and standardized in 1995 as the specification IEEE 1394 High Performance Serial Bus, FireWire is very similar to Universal Serial Bus (USB). The designers of FireWire had several particular goals in mind when they created the standard:
- Fast transfer of data
- Ability to put lots of devices on the bus
- Ease of use
- Hot-pluggable ability
- Provision of power through the cable
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