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
All the projects still make use of the Alstom components
These components are available for purchase from