Service diagnostic interface for consumer electronics products and networks Implementation for IEEE 1394
|Publication Date:||1 May 2003|
|ICS Code (Interface and interconnection equipment):||35.200|
|ICS Code (IT applications in other fields):||35.240.99|
This International Standard specifies the requirements that have
to be implemented in future products that incorporate a digital
interface, and service diagnostic software developed for these
products. The Service Diagnostic Interface (SDI) requires the use
of a PC (desktop or laptop) into which service diagnostic software
can be loaded. A part of this PC software has to be standardised
while another part of this PC software is manufacturer/product
To reach a common approach in servicing all products from all manufacturers, it is necessary to standardise specific items in the products (Device Under Test/DUT) as well as in the diagnostic software on the PC.
The Service Diagnostic Interface (SDI) is based on the IEEE 1394:1995 specification because this interface will be used in most future products. The use of this connection and existing communication protocols enable implementation in products at low cost, and gives maximum flexibility and efficiency.
The SDI consists of:
• Specific hardware and software requirements of the DUT.
• Specific requirements of the PC:
- the Service software,
- an IEEE 1394 interface (to be built in if not already present).
• The connection between the PC and the DUT.
This specification is a minimal specification necessary to be able to carry out computerised diagnosis and covers the standardised software of the PC as well as the standardised software and provisions in the DUT.
If an IEEE 1394 interface is present on the product, then the requirement for product identification as described in this document (see 6.3) is mandatory. In addition, all communication for any service application should go through the IEEE 1394 interface only, as described in this document (in Clause 7).