RATOC FireWire Adapter - CBFW2

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Product Overview

CBFW2 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.


Manufacturer Ratoc Systems International
Mfg Part# CBFW2
SKU 10323672
UPC 696416139467
UPC 14 00696416139467
Total Number of FireWire/i.LINK Ports 2
Product Type FireWire Adapter
Manufacturer Part Number CBFW2
Manufacturer RATOC Systems International, Inc
Product Name FireWire Adapter
Package Type Retail
Brand Name RATOC
Package Contents CBFW2 FireWire CardBus PC CardCBFW2 dongle(two 6P FireWire port and Cable power jack)FireWire 6-pin to DV 4-pin cable (6feet)Software CD-ROM:REX-CBFW installerREX-CBFW Driver(OHCI-FWIM)REX-CBFW EnablerApple FireWire Support 2.2.2 for MacOS8.6QuickTime4 for MacOS8.6User's manual
Platform Supported Mac
Form Factor Plug-in Module
Height 0.2"
Width 2.1"
Depth 3.4"
Host Interface CardBus
Limited Warranty 5 Year
Tech Specs
Ports 2 x 6-pin Male IEEE 1394 - FireWire
Humidity 5 to 95% Non-condensing Relative Humidity Operating
Temperature 32°F (0°C) to 131°F (55°C) Operating
Product Type FireWire Adapter
Manufacturer Part Number CBFW2
Manufacturer Website Address www.rexpccard.co.jp
Packaged Quantity 1
Manufacturer RATOC Systems International, Inc
Product Name FireWire Adapter
Package Type Retail
Brand Name RATOC
Additional Information 32-bit Bus-mastering data transfer and 33MHz operation Important notice to iPod owners! Cable Power Adapter(CFW-CPA, sold separately) must be attached to CBFW2 to provide the power to iPod through the FireWire Cable. Note: RATOC original MacOSX drivers are required for CBFW2 Rev.1
Package Contents 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 Driver(OHCI-FWIM) REX-CBFW Enabler Apple FireWire Support 2.2.2 for MacOS8.6 QuickTime4 for MacOS8.6 User's manual
Compatibility Full backward compatibility to IEEE1394-1995 device Fully compatible with Apple MacOS8.6/9.x FireWire Drivers Fully compatible with Apple MacOSX FireWire drivers(CBFW2 Rev.2) Compatible FireWire Device, Application software list: DV camcorder: SONY Canon Panasonic JVC NTSC/PAL model Professional Digital still camera: Nikon : D1 Kodak : DCS420 DCS460 DCS8650 Canon : 2000 6000 Phase-one NTSC/PAL to DV converter: SONY : DVMC-DA1 Canopus : ADVC-100 FireWire Storage devices: HDD: RATOC VST Lacie QPS Maxtor Western Digital CD-RW: RATOC SONY YAMAHA QPS VST MO: Fujitsu Yano FireWire Scanner, Film Scanner: Nikon Minolta EPSON FireWire to UltraSCSI converter: RATOC : FR1SX Application software: Apple : iMovie iTunes Diskburner Final Cut Pro Adobe : Premiere6.0 Digital Origin : EditDV MotoDV PhotoDV FireWire Link Layer: Isochronous DMA 4 channel Asynchronous DMA 2 channel Physical DMA support PHY Layer: 1394.1995 compatible
Certifications & Standards PC Card Standard 7.0 / CardBus spec. compliant FCC VDDI CE IEEE1394.a and OHCI1.0 compliant
System Requirements 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.
Dimensions 0.19" Height x 2.12" Width x 3.37" Depth
Form Factor Plug-in Module
Input Voltage 3.3 V DC 0.3 / 12 V DC
Power Source Self-powered / Bus Powered
Input Current 1.50 A @ 12 V DC
Power Consumption 15 W / 782 mW Idle / 957 mW Standby / 1.07 W Isochronous Receive
Host Interface CardBus
Data Transfer Rate 400 Mbps FireWire Maximum
Platform Support Mac
Connectivity Technology Cable -
Parts Warranty/Labor 5 Year
Standard Warranty 5 Year Limited
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