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FireWire compatibility for your PowerBook or PC Laptop is now here.  The Macsense FireWire CardBus PC Card provides the fastest transfer rates for IEEE 1394 compatible devices such as DVD camcorders, DVD players, scanners, printers, and FireWire hard drives and ZIP drives.  This device can transfer data at speeds of up to 400Mbps which means your camcorder or other A/V digital products run smoothly and in real time.  This dramatically improves both viewing and editing at a lower price than analog video capture frame buffers previously used to edit digital video.

The Macsense FireWire CardBus PC Card is also fully hot-swappable, so there is no need to restart the system or connected device to enable your 1394 peripherals.

  • 5.0mm Type II, credit card size
  • Expandable up to 63 devices
  • Supports Hot-Swapping
  • High-Speed performance
System interface



Complies with IEEE 1394 standards 1394-1995
Complies with OHCI 1.0


TI solution

System requirements

MacOS 8.6 or later
QuickTime 4.0 Authoring or Pro.
FireWire 2.3.3 or higher(available as a free download from Apple),
Windows 98SE, Windows 2000

Hardware requirements

PowerBook G3 Series or higher,
300MHz Power PC processor or faster

Transfer rate

100Mbps; 200Mbps; 400Mbps


Dongle with (1) 6-pin and (1) 4-pin FireWire port,
(1) DC Input power port for Non-Bus powered FireWire devices.
(Power supply adapter not included)