Product Introduction
Dolphin Item #:  FASTPCI-1394 

3-Port Firewire PCI Card (3 IEEE- 1394 Ports with 1 external/internal sharing port and 3 external ports, 6' cable and bundled software included.

Included bundled software:

"MGI VideoWave III SE" video editing software


The 3-PORT PCI 1394 CARD design supports 1394 hot-swappable Plug & Play, which utilizes the latest in ultra high speed interface technology. It supports throughputs of up to 400 MB/s and up to 63 devices, making it ideal for use with today's high speed Firewire peripherals and provides the ultimate in connectivity and expandability for your PC.

Date Introduced:  12/03/1999 Safety Approvals:  FCC, CE
Minimum Qty:  20 pcs. Warranty:  1 year
Lead Time:  Contact Dolphin Pricing:  Contact Dolphin
Product Photos/ Features
  • Compliant IEEE 1394 and compatible with proposal 1394A.   
  • Supports up to 63 devices that can be run simultaneously on a system. 
  • Supports 1394 Transfer Rate for 100Mbit/sec, 400Mbit/sec. 
  • Provides three sizes of programmable FIFO. 
  • Provides PCI Bus Master function for supporting DMA operations. 
  • Provides PCI Slave function for read/write access of internal Registers.
  • Programmable 5 channel address comparator logic for receiving incoming 1394 packets and assigning them to a DMA channel.
  • Provides a programmable 8/16-bit external Local Bus for implementing a dedicated data to external logic. 
  • Operates from a 3.3V power supply while maintaining 5V tolerant input.
  • PCI specification V.2.2 compliant. 
  • Perform 32 bit CRC checking on reception of 1394 packets. 
  • Support DMA transfers between 1394 and local bus RAM, ROM, AUX or ZV. 
  • Implements a 32-bit PCI address-data path. Provides PCI address-data parity checking 
    Serial ROM Interface Supports 2-Wire Devices.
  • 32-bit PCI Bus Master design. Provides Four General Purpose I/Os. 
  • Peer-to-Peer Communication Structure. 
  • Real-time Transmission of Data Small, Durable, and Flexible Cable and Cable Connectors.
  • Bus is Dynamically Reconfigurable and Active. Termination is not Needed.
  • Live Insertions and Removals can be Performed without Damaging the Network. 

Connector Options:

  • 3 IEEE 1394 Ports with 1 external/internal sharing port and 2
    external ports (6' cable included)
Technical Information

System Requirements:

  • IBM PC AT Compatible Computer
Operating System Support:
  • Windows 98
  • Windows 98 SE
  • Windows Me
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Linux
Packaging Information
 Dolphin Peripherals retail packaging currently available. For OEM Retail packaging with a different client logo, a 1000 piece minimum order is required.  Bulk packaging provides VARs the most cost-efficient shipping method, especially suited for build-to-order system solution providers. Plain 'White Box' packaging provides the best door-to-door, low-cost shipping solution. This method is best suited for mail-order/direct-ship clients.

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