FireWire - IEEE-1394
isn't the same as FireWire, that's why it's not called FireWire. iLink has 4 wires and is not powered. FireWire has 6 wires - 2 of them being power for peripherals.
Firewire was created by
and then submitted to the world standards committee, which has named it IEEE 1394. All Macs come with Firewire now.
FireWireStuff What is FireWire? What is IEEE1394? What is iLink
FireWire IEEE 1394 Internal Hardware Adapters PCI PCMCIA