Open Hw-Fw-Sw: Open Hw-Fw-Sw
- Wolfgang Hofle (CERN)
In this short introduction, I will describe our 15-year experience in CERN's control group sharing hardware, gateware, firmware and software under an open-source paradigm. This includes collaboration with commercial companies and other institutes. I will also mention the interaction with Knowledge and Technology Transfer paradigms based on "maximising impact", which may sometimes result in the...
What is the firmware framework? What it should provide and why you want to have it.
Why you want to have an open source framework and open source firmware?
What is needed to make collaboration possible?
What is our idea for the firmware framework.
Over the past ten years, two digital LLRF systems (SwissFEL, HIPA) with FPGA based digital signal processing (DSP) have been developed at PSI and the third for SLS-2 is underway. Other accelerator systems such as beam diagnostics also use FPGA platforms for their DSP. Even though there are large differences in the applications even between the LLRF systems, many similarities in the under...