FireCard400-e™ 1394a ExpressCard/34


FireCard400-e™ 1394a ExpressCard/34

FireCard400-e™ is a FireWire-400 ExpressCard 34 adapter, providing two 6 pin 1394a ports to your notebook computer for data transfer rates up to 400Mbps. It can be used for the connection of any 1394a device, such as industrial firewire cameras, external RAID Firewire-400 storage, DV camcorders, scanners, printers, firewire web cameras, optical and audio devices and more.


Express Card/34

  • New Texas Instruments XIO2200AZHH 1394a to PCI Express chipset combining the PHY and Link layer chips under one silicon.
  • Compliant with the latest ExpressCard specification for high-speed serial bus applications.
  • Supports hot swapping and plug’ n play.
  • Compliant with Express Card 34 module outline dimension.
  • External 12-30V power supply input can be obtained from here (not included by default).


  • Fully supports IEEE 1394a-2000 and backwards supports 1394-1995 standards.
  • Supports data transfer rates of 100, 200 and 400Mbps.

OS Supported

  • Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 32/64 bit, Windows Server 2008/2012.
  • Mac OS X 10.4.x or later.
  • Linux.

Part numbers

  • Firecard400-e™, bulk packaging: 1235
  • Power supply for Firecard400-e: 1622

ExpressCard/34 bus specifications

  • Offers expansion flexibility in less space with higher performance.
  • Supports implementation of future, high-performance technology innovations.
  • Has wide industry support by leading technology companies.
  • 45% smaller (ExpressCard 34) than PC Card.
  • Longer battery life due to move to lower voltages and superior power management.

FireWire specifications

  • Fully Supports Provisions of IEEE 1394a-2000 and 1394-1995 Standard for High Performance Serial Bus.
  • Provides two 1394a (FireWire 400, 6-pin) ports for multiple 1394a device connections.
  • Supports data transfer rates of 100, 200 and 400Mbps.
  • Asynchronous Transmit FIFO size: 2K
  • Works with various types of 1394a devices including portable hard disks, DV camcorders, digital cameras, CD-RW/DVD-ROM drives and other audio/video devices.
  • Supports hot-swapping and Plug-n-Play connection of peripheral devices.


  • Card Size: 122mm x 34mm x 20 mm(4.8″ x 1.33″ x 0.78″)
  • 1394a 2-port ExpressCard 34

Humidity: 10% to 90% non condensing
Operating Temperature: 0°C to 70°C

Powering the FireCard400-e™

FireCard400-e™ in order to provide power to non self-powered 1394 devices, has a power supply socket, in which switching power adapter can plugged.

Recommended DC adapter must provide stable regulated output voltage of 12V DC, at 1.5A~2.5A(Max).

To match FireCard400-e input socket, the jack plug of the DC adapter need following dimensions and polarity as on the figure.