Oxford 922?

arn

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I don't think Apple necessarily uses the Oxford chipset in the iPod...

regardless, as I mentioned in the other thread... I _think_ FW2 might use a different connector (with compatible FW2->FW1 adapters avail) - but I have to do some research on that...

arn
 

ipodingAJ

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No Oxford in iPod

Originally posted by arn
I don't think Apple necessarily uses the Oxford chipset in the iPod...

regardless, as I mentioned in the other thread... I _think_ FW2 might use a different connector (with compatible FW2->FW1 adapters avail) - but I have to do some research on that...

arn
iPod (5 nor 10GB) does not use Oxford chips. the FireWire controller is the TI TSB43AA82 which from what I can tell does not support FireWire2/1394b and the hard drive is controlled by the TI SN74CBTLV16211 bus switch (at least I think that's what the bus switch does).

We did a comparison of the boards from 5GB and 10GB (at iPoding), the changes looked pretty minor. In fact they took stuff off the board rather than adding anything new.
 

blakespot

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Originally posted by arn
I don't think Apple necessarily uses the Oxford chipset in the iPod...

regardless, as I mentioned in the other thread... I _think_ FW2 might use a different connector (with compatible FW2->FW1 adapters avail) - but I have to do some research on that...

arn
They do not use the Oxford 911 in the iPod. TI makes the FireWire bridge in the iPod.


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ipodingAJ

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Originally posted by blakespot

They do not use the Oxford 911 in the iPod. TI makes the FireWire bridge in the iPod.


blakespot
Did I stutter? ;)
Seriously though: iPod is an SBC and does not have an IDE to 1394 bridge. It works like a Mac in FireWire Target Disk mode (or whatever they call it). That may seem like a small distinction - But it ain't...
A bridge just converts from one interface/protocol to another, thus the moniker. The TI chip can do much more which is why it's called an "interface controller".
 

blakespot

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Interesting link. Looks like a grey iPod with more of a donut for a scrollwheel! Still, I don't believe the TI chipset contains the Oxford 911.


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arn

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Originally posted by blakespot
Interesting link. Looks like a grey iPod with more of a donut for a scrollwheel! Still, I don't believe the TI chipset contains the Oxford 911.
Are you not reading ipodingAJ's posts? :)

see above. different beast altogether...

arn