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I'm contemplating trying to work on my first "real" arduino project.  I'd like to try to see if I can create some kind of firewire shield for my arduino.  The plan is to use it for debugging and experimenting with various uses for the direct memory access feature of firewire.  After a bit of Googling for "arduino firewire" I didn't come up with much.  Would I be able to just find a firewire board to hook up to a prototype shield or what would you guys recommend?  Is it even feasible with the Arduino?

AWOL

Your IEEE1394 interface is going to need a lot of buffering, and is going to operate in bursts if you intend running it from an Arduino. An Arduino isn't fast enough to keep up.
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For buffering, you mean I'd need to have the IEEE1394 interface send the data to a buffer, then have the arduino read it as it came in much more slowly?  I wouldn't need to dump all the memory at once or anything like that.  I'd be looking more at accessing a couple kilobytes of data at a time, I guess that would be burst mode wouldn't it?

PaulS

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I'd be looking more at accessing a couple kilobytes of data at a time

With only two kilobytes of memory, that's asking a lot.

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