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 a radiation-tolerant agent in an FPGA,
called nanoFIP and a master
PCI express format, called
masterFIP. Also a
diagnostic module called the
nanoFIPdiag has been
These designs are available under the CERN Open Hardware Licence.
All the projects still make use of the Alstom components
These components are available for purchase from Alstom.