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FMC PCIe Carrier (PFC) - Software

Linux device driver and associated utilities for PCIe FMC carriers.
Aka GnuRabbit.


The FMC bus abstraction implements a Linux kernel bus named fmc. This allows to deal with FMC mezzanines in a carrier-independent way

White Rabbit Standardization

This project covers all efforts geared to standardize White Rabbit, with a view to providing a stable specification which everyone can use to build compliant products.

Simple VME FMC Carrier (SVEC) - Software

Software support for the SVEC board, including kernel and user-space Linux code.

Simple PCIe FMC carrier (SPEC) - Software

Software support for the SPEC board, including kernel and user-space Linux code.
The package also include the fmc-bus driver, which is expected to be used by other carriers as well.

White Rabbit Switch - Software

Development of software for the White Rabbit switch, and in particular the embedded Linux system running in the ARM9 processor.
More info at the Wiki page


A software framework for Linux device drivers aimed at supporting controls and data acquisition hardware.
ZIO supports sub-nanosecond timestamps, block-oriented input and output and transport of meta-data with the data samples. Users can change the buffer type and trigger type associated with a device at run time, and
all of devices, triggers and buffers are easily implemented as add-on modules.

The PF_ZIO implementation, currently in beta status, implements a network interface to the ZIO transport, which allows each I/O channel to generate or receive network frames. Applications see the network of devices and can talk with several of them from the same socket. We support SOCK_STREAM, SOCK_DGRAM and SOCK_RAW.

Simple PCIe FMC carrier (SPEC)

A simple 4-lane PCIe carrier for a low pin count FPGA Mezzanine Card (VITA 57). It supports the White Rabbit timing and control network. Commercially available. Linux and Labview drivers available for some mezzanine cards.
More info at the Wiki page

GTS (Guesses Timing Somehow)

GTS is a tool which takes a binary for a given microprocessor (initially an LM32) and gives information about worst-case execution time.


A Precise Time Protocol (PTP, IEEE 1588) software stack whose single source code can be compiled for many architectures (POSIX systems, WR switch, WR node, ...) and which is easily extensible.

FPGA Configuration Space

This project defines data structures, to be embedded in the FPGA memory address space, to enumerate the devices that have been synthetized in the current design. The same structure is also used as a simple flash file system. AKA Self-Describing Bus (SDB) Specification for Logic Cores. The layout is simple enough to be parsed both by the host and by the internal soft-core, if any.

The documentation is public, and related code is GNU GPL licensed.

Software for White Rabbit PTP Core

White Rabbit PTP Core software for LatticeMico32. It consists of a software wrapper for running a PTP daemon without an operating system and device drivers for WRPC HDL internals.

FMC ADC 100M 14b 4cha - Software

Software to support the fmc-adc-100m14b4cha mezzanine, including Linux device driver, library and test program.

PTP noposix stack

This is a port of an older Linux ptpd to support White Rabbit extensions and run both in hosted and freestanding environment. In the future we plan to replace it with PPSI, which has a much better design, but ptp-noposix is currently working pretty well despite being difficult to maintain.

White Rabbit Network Interface Card

A White Rabbit compliant Network Interface Card (NIC) based on the SPEC and the DIO FMC. This project hosts the HDL and associated software to configure the SPEC so it behaves as a NIC under the Linux OS.

FMC DEL 1ns 4cha - Software

Host-side software support for the fine delay FMC on the SPEC and SVEC FMC carriers.

More details in the project wiki

White Rabbit

White Rabbit is a fully deterministic Ethernet-based network for general purpose data transfer and synchronization. It can synchronize over 1000 nodes with sub-ns accuracy over fiber lengths of up to 10 km. Commercially available.
More info at the Wiki page

White Rabbit Switch - Testing

A project to host all software and hardware developments related to testing the White Rabbit switch.