FireWire speeds set to quadruple

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    Dec 8, 2007
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    " FireWire speeds set to quadruple
    By David Meyer, ZDNet (UK) - Published on ZDNet News: Dec 17, 2007 8:18:00 AM

    The speed of FireWire is set to quadruple next year after the group behind it announced a new specification for the networking interface.
    FireWire is the best-known brand name for the 1394 standard, which is also known as i.Link. The technology is used as a high-speed data interface for linking devices such as external hard drives and camcorders to PCs.

    On Thursday, the 1394 Trade Association announced the S3200 electrical specification for FireWire. The specification builds upon the existing IEEE 1394b standard by boosting the maximum speed from 800 megabits per second to 3.2Gbps. Importantly, S3200 can use the cables and connectors already in use for FireWire 800 products, the association claimed. ... " SOURCE:
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