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Firewire IEE1394 input board 12 years 2 months ago #350

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Hello

would be nice to have a Firewire Input-Board.

For example based on a chip like this:

www.tctechnologies.tc/index.php?option=c...icle&id=13&Itemid=11

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Re:Firewire IEE1394 input board 12 years 2 months ago #354

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Franz,

That's a good idea indeed... Thing is Firewire is a bit tricky as it requires quite a bit of firmware in the background to make it work. Even an IC like TC ic(which we already looked at) requires firmware to make multi-channel happen, so it's not as simple as it would look.. :-)

While some of us are Mac addict, Firewire is also a questionable choice on the type of protocol and the amount of people who actually have (or need) a firewire interface.
We'll however keep in mind your interest.

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Re:Firewire IEE1394 input board 12 years 2 months ago #360

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While some of us are Mac addict, Firewire is also a questionable choice on the type of protocol and the amount of people who actually have (or need) a firewire interface.


Please beware, I am absolutely no Mac addict B)

But IEEE1394 is an interesting connection also to the PC: no (mediocre) soundcard required, much better than SPDIF in regards of jitter.

Maybe one day...?

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Good points Franz. I also agree on the fact that Firewire is a better protocol when it comes to jitter management, data rate capabilities, auto configuration... These just come at the cost of a rather complex firmware on a dedicated IC, so more engineering work for us. In other words, it means a hard task ahead of us to keep competitive if we don't have enough sales helping us offset the cost of engineering required to put together that firewire multi-channel interface. It's that simple...

Maybe one day? As I said, we'll keep all this in mind and see the interest we ever get from such idea. :-)

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