WorldFIP is a deterministic rad-tol fieldbus used at CERN's
LHC for a variety of control systems.
Cryogenics, Power Converters, Beam Instrumentation and other critical systems are using WorldFIP for the exchange of data between their sensors and actuators and the control and supervision level.
With Alstom phasing out WorldFIP support in 2009, it was decided to insource this technology at CERN. The insourcing project includes different hardware designs as an FPGA agent, FMC mezzanine cards for use as master or agent, while for the master a full gateware and software stack has been written with Linux driver support.
The designs are available under the CERN Open Hardware Licence or other open licences.
All the projects still make use of the Alstom components
These components are available for purchase from Alstom.
|radiation-tolerant agent in FPGA||nanoFIP|
|worldFIP agent FMC card||fmc-nanoFIP|
|master on PCIexpress||masterFIP|
|2009-2011||Development of the radiation-tolerant WorldFIP agent, nanoFIP|
|2011||Development of the radiation-tolerant WorldFIP diagnostic module, nanoFIPdiag|
|2014-2017||Development of the WorldFIP master, masterFIP|
|2017-2022||Development of the WorldFIP agent FMC card fmc-nanoFIP based on the nanoFIP|
E.Gousiou, E.van der Bij, 26 October 2021