Firewire meaning

Apple Computer terminology for IEEE 1394. See 1394.
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A high speed digital link standard covered by the IEEE1394-1995 standard.
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Officially the IEEE 1394 High Performance Serial Bus (HPSB), FireWire is a high-speed interface developed and promoted mostly by Apple for video transmission. Introduced in 2000, FireWire was added to camcorders and a variety of A/V equipment. Even early iPods could connect via FireWire. However, on modern camcorders, FireWire was replaced with USB, HDMI and other video outputs.FireWire 400 and 800FireWire 400 was limited to a distance of 4.5 meters. In 2003, FireWire 800 increased the range to 100 meters and doubled the transfer rate. FireWire supported 63 devices, real-time data transfer, hot swapping and simultaneous multiple speeds. The faster 1600 and 3200 versions never got into production. See PC data buses.FIREWIRE VERSION TRANSFER RATES1394a - 4.5 METER CABLE LENGTH FW400 400 Mbps 1394b - 100 METER CABLE LENGTH FW800 800 Mbps FW1600 1600 Mbps FW3200 3200 Mbps.
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A system of wires or tubes designed to detect fire and trigger automatic fire-extinguishers in an aircraft engine compartment for example.
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Origin of firewire

  • fire +"Ž wire. In the first sense ("high speech digital link standard"), the term was originally a trade name"”capitalized FireWire"”used by Apple Inc. as it developed the standard in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

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