Author Topic: RATOC Rex-CBFW2 (June 1999)  (Read 1298 times)

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RATOC Rex-CBFW2 (June 1999)
« on: September 01, 2017, 12:05:37 PM »
BFW2 is a first shipped(June, 1999) OHCI based FireWire CardBus Card for PowerBookG3 and has the Apple official qualification for Final Cut Pro.
CBFW2 has been shipped over 3 years and improved a silicon and driver software.
The current version is fully compatible with Apple FireWire Drivers, iMovie, iTunes, iPod, Diskburner and Final Cut Pro.
Also CBFW2 works fine with Adobe Premiere or third party FireWire based software and FireWire devices.

Adds tow External FireWire ports.
IEEE1394.a and OHCI1.0 compliant.
Full backward compatibility to IEEEE1394-1995 device.
Fully compatible with Apple MacOS8.6/9.x FireWire Drivers.
Fully compatible with Apple MacOSX FireWire drivers(CBFW2 Rev.2).
*   RATOC original MacOSX drivers are required for CBFW2 Rev.1.
Learn more at Software Download page.
100,200 and 400 Mbps data rate is automatically supported at each FireWire port.
Class 1(15W) cable power is available at FireWire port with optional power adapter(CBFW-CPA, sold separately).
Fully compliant with PC Card Standard 7.0.
32-bit Bus-mastering data transfer and 33MHz operation.

Compatible FireWire Device, Application software list

DV camcorder   SONY, Canon, Panasonic, JVC NTSC/PAL model
Professional Digital still camera   Nikon : D1, Kodak : DCS420,460,8650, Canon : 2000,6000,
NTSC/PAL to DV converter   SONY : DVMC-DA1, Canopus : ADVC-100
FireWire Storage devices   -HDD RATOC, VST, Lacie, QPS,Maxtor, Western Digital and more.
-MO Fujitsu, Yano and more
FireWire Scanner, Film Scanner   Nikon, Minolta, EPSON
FireWire to UltraSCSI converter   RATOC : FR1SX. >>product page of the FR1SX
Application software   Apple : iMovie, iTunes, Diskburner, Final Cut Pro
Adobe : Premiere6.0
Digital Origin : EditDV, MotoDV, PhotoDV

Host interface   
-   PC Card Standard 7.0 / CardBus spec. compliant.
32bit data bus, bus master DMA transfer capability.
PC Card TypeII: 85.6mm(L) x 54mm(W) x 5.0mm(H)
FireWire Link Layer   

OHCI1.0 compliant.
Isochronous DMA 4 channel
Asynchronous DMA 2 channel
Physical DMA support.
PHY Layer   
-   1394.1995 compatible.
-   100,200 or 400 Mbps operation. Automatic detect and negotiation.
-   Two 400Mbps port (6P FireWire connector x2)
-   Provide Cable Power to Bus powered FireWire device through cable with optional power adopter(+12VDC/1.5A. 15W class1)
Electrical Characteristics   
-   Operational Voltage: 3.3V/DC +/- 0.3V.
-   Low Power consumption.
237mA idle,
290mA Standby.
325mA Full isochronous receive.
System requirement   
-   MacOS 8.6 or MacOS 9/9.0.2/9.0.4/9.1/9.2.x/ X 10.1.x
-   One free CardBus PC card slot
-   PowerBook G3/400 or G3/333(Lombard)
-   PowerBook G3/300,G3/266, G3/250, G3/233(Wallstreet)

*   DV capturing frame rate depends on CPU speed, Memory size, software, and Hard Disk sustained data write rate. You need more than 11MB/Sec. sustained data write rate HD.
Operating requirements   
-   CardBus PC Card slot Power requirement.
+3.3V 237mA(idle),325mA(Max)
-   Temperature: 00°C to 55°C
-   Relative Humidity:95% Max(non-condensing.)
Electromagnetic Emissions Standards   CE Mark, VCCI/FCC Part 15, Class B
Package included   
CBFW2 FireWire CardBus PC Card.
CBFW2 dongle (two 6P FireWire port and Cable power jack)
FireWire 6-pin to DV 4-pin cable (6feet)
Software CD-ROM
-   REX-CBFW installer
-   REX-CBFW Enabler
-   Apple FireWire Support 2.2.2 for MacOS8.6
-   QuickTime4 for MacOS8.6
User's manual
Warranty   1year