Zayante, specialists in multimedia technology, are offering a two-day 1394b education course on Nov. 14-15 and half-day introduction course to IEEE 1394 (that’s FireWire to Mac users) on Nov. 13.
The combination price is US$3,000 per person; the price for the two-day, 1394b only version is $2,500 person. Both versions include continental breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon break. The courses will be held in Scotts Valley, CA.
The Zayante course incorporates tutorials and technical presentations for engineering managers and design engineers who are initiating product development based on the 1394b standard. It includes technical training in bilingual, along with tutorials on the differences between the new 1394b “beta” mode and the earlier 1394a version of the specification.
Specific focus is on port operation, connectivity management, arbitration, and the PHY-Link interface. Also included are sessions on hybrid bus operation, C code and state machine review, and the application of 1394b in the personal computer and hard drives. The course will be conducted by Michael Teener and Jerry Hauck of Zayante.
The newly-introduced “b” version of the IEEE 1394 multimedia bus specification enables speeds and bandwidth of 800 Megabits/second, with a clear road map all the way to 3.2 Gigabits/second, according to Prashant Kanhere, Zayante’s CEO. It also extends the distance over which video and audio data can be moved to 100 meters over plastic optical fiber, as compared with previous 1394 versions, and includes significant technical enhancements to the specification. Zayante engineers chaired five of the nine working groups that invented, reviewed, tested and validated much of the 1394b technology, Kanhere said.