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PCI-104 Three-Channel FireWire Network Module

Operating Temperature -40° to +85°C

CM18208 3-Channel FireWire Module
Rugged IDAN configuration available


  • PC/104 form factor
  • PCI-104 stackable bus structure [click here for PC/104-Plus]
    • PCI expansion bus
  • 3 independent channels
  • 3 universal 1394b bilingual connectors support connections
    to 1394a and 1394b devices
  • Support for 100/200/400/800 Mb/s on each channel
  • Re-settable 1A fuse on each channel
    • +12V @ 2 Amps max. onboard supply
    • External +12V power input connector available
  • FireWire™, iLINK™, and SB1394™ implementation of IEEE STD-1394b
  • Available in stackable, rugged enclosures


The CM18208 provides high performance serial bus communication complete with FireWire, iLINK, and SB1394 implementation of IEEE STD-1394b. Three independent channels are capable of supporting 100/200/400/800 Mb/s on each channel. This module is equipped with a 1394b bilingual connector for universal integration with both 1394a and 1394b devices. Each input is protected with a 1A re-settable fuse.


  • Uses standard OHCI FireWire drivers built into modern operating systems
  • FireWire interfaces natively supported under:
    • Windows 98 and 2000 (1394a transfer rates only)
    • Windows XP and 2003
    • Linux 2.4 and 2.6 kernels via open source driver
    • Windows CE 5.0 (1394a transfer rates only)

Physical Attributes

  • Dimensions
    • Length (L): 3.775 inches (95.89 mm)
    • Width (W): 3.550 inches (90.17 mm)
    • Stand-off Height: 0.600 inches (15.24 mm)
  • Weight: Approximately 0.16 lbs. (0.07 Kg)
  • Standard Operating Temperature, 90% humidity non-condensing: -40 to +85°C
  • Storage Temperature: -55 to +125°C
  • Power Consumption: 0.5 W at 5 V (board only)
    • Note: Power consumption can increase depending upon
      the type and number of FireWire devices attached.

Documentation and Downloads

Ordering Information

Part Number Description Value


  PCI-104 3-Channel FireWire Network Module



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