The FWB1GLC-PCIE10 is a 2-port FireWire800 (IEEE 1394b) & GOF(DUPLEX LC) to PCI Express Host Adapter.

FWB1GLC-PCIE10 is designed with three key components.

  • PCI Express to PCI Bus Translation bridge.
  • Texas Instruments TSB82AA2 --- IEEE 1394b OHCI-Lynx Controller.
  • Texas Instruments TSB81BA3 --- IEEE 1394b 3-port Cable Transceiver/Arbiter.

The PCI Express to PCI local bus translation bridge takes advantages of the 2.5 Gb/s burst rate of 1-lane PCI Express bus and the PCI bus interface is connected to a IEEE 1394b OHCI-Lynx host controller and a three-port 1394b PHY. This solution provides full PCI Express and 1394b&GOF functionality and performance.

Technical Specifications
PCI Express and PCI:
  • Supports 1-lane 2.5 Gb/s PCI Express.
  • Utilizes 100-MHz Differential PCI Express Common Reference Clock
  • Fully Compliant with PCI Express Base Specification, Revision 1.0a
  • Packetized serial traffic with PCI Express split completion protocol
  • Automatic retry of bad packets
  • 8b/10b signal encoding
  • In-band interrupts and messages
  • Support of message signaled interrupts
  • Fully Compliant with PCI Local Bus Specification, Revision 3.0
  • PCI Bus Power Management Interface r1.1 Compliant
  • Texas Instruments TSB82AA2
  • PCI burst transfers and deep FIFOs to tolerate large host latency
    • Transmit FIFO—5K asynchronous
    • Transmit FIFO—2K isochronous
    • Receive FIFO—2K asynchronous
    • Receive FIFO—2K isochronous
IEEE 1394 Std Support:
  • Fully Supports Provisions of IEEE P1394b Revision 1.33+ at 1-Gigabit Signaling Rates
  • Fully Supports Provisions of IEEE 1394a.2000 and 1394.1995 Standard for High Performance Serial Bus
  • Fully Interoperable With Firewire., i.LINK., and SB1394., Implementation of IEEE Std 1394
1394 Bus Transfer Rate:
  • Provides two IEEE Std 1394b-2002 fully compliant cable ports at 100/200/400/800 megabits per second (Mbits/s).
Fiber Optical Port:
  • With one Agilent HFBR-5911L (DUPLEX LC) Small Form Factor Fiber Optic Transceiver.
  • Compliant with Specifications for IEEE 802.3 Gigabit Ethernet (1.25Gbd) 1000BASE-SX
  • 850nm VCSEL(Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser)
  • Maximum link lengths:
    V 220 m Links in 62.5/125 gm MMF 160 MHz*km Cables
    V 275 m Links in 62.5/125 gm MMF 200 MHz*km Cables
    V 500 m Links in 50/125 gm MMF 400 MHz*km Cables
    V 550 m Links in 50/125 gm MMF 500 MHz*km Cables
  • Laser AEL Class 1 (eye safe) per:
    VUS 21 CFR(J)
    VEN 60825-1 (+All)
Number of Ports:


  • Two Bilingual 9pin with Jackscrew holes

    Provides Two Fully Backward Compatible, (1394a.2000 Fully Compliant) Bilingual P1394b Cable Ports at up to 800 Megabits per Second (Mbits/s)

  • One GOF(DUPLEX LC) Port
Power Management:

D0, D1, D2, and D3 power states and PME events per the PCI Bus Power Management Interface Specification

Bus Power Connector:

Big IDE 4-pin DC Power Connector

Net Weight
  • 80.7g
Operating System Requirements
  • Windows 2000, XP,7, 2003
  • Linux 2.6.X
  • Mac OS X
  • CE Test: Pass
  • FCC Test : Pass