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IEEE 1394 brings bandwidth, simplicity, and lower costs to machine vision and scientific imaging
Author(s): Jerry Fife
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Paper Abstract

Its official name is IEEE 1394. It is also called FireWireTM (by Apple) and i.LINKTM (by Sony who has licensed this name to several other companies). It was created in the late 1980s as a digital technology designed to satisfy the ever-increasing demand for communications bandwidth for video. It was also designed to simplify and reduce the number of cables and connectors between devices. Simple one-cable connectivity has become a necessity brought about by miniaturization and increasing device functionality as ports have reduced in size and number. The IEEE 1394 high performance serial bus has already found its way into consumer products and one day probably will link every digital appliance in the house: TV, DVR, camcorder, hi-fi stereo, computers and peripherals. Now it's poised to make the same impact in the industrial/scientific imaging world.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3965, Sensors and Camera Systems for Scientific, Industrial, and Digital Photography Applications, (15 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.385436
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Jerry Fife, Sony Electronics Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3965:
Sensors and Camera Systems for Scientific, Industrial, and Digital Photography Applications
Morley M. Blouke; Nitin Sampat; Thomas Yeh; Nitin Sampat; George M. Williams; Thomas Yeh, Editor(s)

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