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The facts about FireWire [serial communication bus]

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Aimed today at consumer electronics applications, the author describes FireWire, a fast, cheap, self-configuring serial bus which may eventually consign parallel buses to the scrap heap of history. Flexibility and ease of use are among the bus's strongest points. A device may be plugged into any other conveniently located device-whether energised or not-just so long as no closed loops are formed

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IEEE Spectrum  (Volume:34 ,  Issue: 4 )