FlightWire provides IEEE-1394 OHCI Host Adapter boards in various configurations; Single-node (channel), Multi-node (channel), and DC and AC coupled (transformer) with PCI or PCIe host bus support. Supported form factors in PMC, XMC, VNX. Most of our host adapters can be configured to operate at S100β, S200β and S400β. S800β support is offered on some platforms. 

FlightWire's initial test equipment offering is focused on wire harness and module diagnostic sustainment / maintenance and assembly applications. Additionally, FlightWire provides various test fixture and adapter boards so whether it is connecting 38999 connectors to commercial 9-pin connectors or measuring signal integrity, FlightWire can surely meet your needs with our growing list of standard products or with our custom design services.

FlightWire independently created AS5643, optimized, IEEE-1394-2008 Beta FPGA Intellectual Property (IP).  Our IEEE-1394-2008 Beta PHY IP architecture supports 1 to 16 ports operating at S100β to S800β data rates. Our IEEE-1394-2008 OHCI (Open Host Controller Interface) Link Layer controller supports both Alpha and Beta PHY/Link interface modes. Our IP has been optimized to increase robustness of our implementation to better support AS5643 aerospace applications.


The SBIR contract award for AF-151-160 Common Embedded Vehicle Network Diagnostics Interface Hardware allowed FlightWire to work with our teacher customers to refine our FPGA IP to better meet their needs.


FlightWire’s diverse product portfolio includes: Copper and Optical 1394 SFP's, 1394 FPGA IP, OHCI Host Adapters, Hubs and Repeaters, Adapter Boards, and Test Fixtures and Cable Harnesses.


FlightWire has experience in designing products to meet Mil-STD, CE and ATEX certification requirements. 

From trade study, to design, to implementation, to sustainment, FlightWire’s consulting, diagnostic, and training service ease our customers’ adoption and support of IEEE-1394 and AS5643. Whether you need help flattening the steep learning curve of adopting a new technology, reducing the risk of designing a new board, or help diagnosing an IEEE-1394/AS5643 network issue, FlightWire is here to help.

FlightWire has teamed up with MRV Communications to provide IEEE-1394 Beta copper and optical Small Form Factor Pluggable Transceivers (SFPs) for their 72 and 144 Media Cross Connect switches. The FW-SFP-1394b provides IEEE-1394 Beta 9-pin copper connectivity and our FW-SFP-FO-1394b provides IEEE-1394 Beta LC fiber optic connectivity. 

FlightWire’s modular approach to IEEE-1394 hubs and repeaters allow us to create single channel and multi-channel configurations quickly and easily. We can quickly customize enclosures to accommodate the number of channels and connector type (IEEE-1394 6-pin, 9-pin, 38999, etc…) required for the application.  Using our IEEE-1394 FPGA experience, FlightWire has created configurable switched hubs and intelligent / smart repeaters (iRepeater) that provide IEEE-1394 bus status and port connectivity and bit error rate information.

FlightWire custom designs and manufactures our cables right here in the USA. Whether it is single or multi-channel cables, we can provide the right cable for your application. Our engineering staff understands the shielding and strain relief requirements needed to build robust and durable cable harnesses. 

FlightWire Technology, Inc. is a USA owned and operated business focused on the adoption, support and proliferation of IEEE-1394 ( FireWire ) and AS5643 ( MIL-1394b ) technology into the aerospace and defense markets. 

Our goal is to provide products and services designed to ease the implementation of IEEE-1394 and AS5643. FlightWire is quickly becoming a leading provider of MIL-1394b products and services.


To further ease the implementation of IEEE-1394, Texas Instruments has authorized FlightWire Technology to provide technical and applications support for select TI IEEE-1394 products.  

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