MicroFIP is designed to collect data over WorldFIP directly from I/Os,
as well as locally processed data. The MicroFIP provides all the key
functions to transmit information across WorldFIP. It is produced by the
MICROFIP component is an ASIC solution implementing the WorldFIP
protocol, to be used in field devices
able to communicate at the three standard speeds: 31.25 kbits/s, 1
Mbit/s, 2.5 Mbits/s. In addition its static
implementation guarantees low power consumption.
MICROFIP is a low-cost and easy-to-use solution which supplies a subset
of the WorldFIP services, in particular
it can be configured as a station, without being able to run the bus
arbitrator. The frame delimiters and control
sequence can be selected in compliance with the NFC46-604 FIP original
standard or IEC11586-2. Network
management facilities are directly embedded in the chip, such as the
presence and identification variables. The
identification contains a 32-bit tag.
The MICROFIP chip is packaged in the MQFP100 standard solution, and the
3.3-volt and 5-volt nominal power
supply can be selected.