Normally, the length of a FireWire cable may not exceed 4.5 m. Today, we are proud to present two measures that allow this restriction to be overcome.
New cables allow a maximum length of 10 m: CA-1394-66/10
Using repeaters, we are able to easily connect up to 16 cables: FireWire REP/1
Therefore, it is possible to bridge distances of up to 160 m, while maintaining the full bandwidth of 400 MBit/s.
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