[linux-audio-user] Re: Firewire, what's the story?

Jack O'Quin joq at io.com
Mon Dec 8 19:29:21 EST 2003

Steve Harris <S.W.Harris at ecs.soton.ac.uk> writes:

> Latency shouldn't be an issue - the 1394 bus is low latency - higher
> latency than PCI I expect, but still not measurable in audio terms.

Does it have the same problem as USB, using fixed-time rather than
fixed-size packets?

I seem to recall that it does, but that the packet size is smaller,
making the latency problem easier to deal with.

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