OpenIPMC: A Free and Open-Source Intelligent Platform Management Controller Software
OpenIPMC is a free and open source firmware designed to operate as an Intelligent Platform Management Controller (IPMC). An IPMC is a fundamental component of electronic boards conformant to the Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture (ATCA) standard, currently being adopted by a number of high energy physics experiments, and is responsible for monitoring the health parameters of the board, managing its power states, and providing board control, debug and recovery functions to remote clients. OpenIPMC is based on the FreeRTOS real-time operating system and is designed to be architecture-independent, allowing it to be built for a variety of different Microcontrollers. Having a fully free and open source code is an innovative aspect for this kind of firmware, allowing full customization by the user. In this work we present the features and structure of OpenIPMC and its example implementations on Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ (ZynqUS+), Espressif ESP32, and ST Microelectronics STM32 architectures.
IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
- Pub Date:
- August 2021
- Physics - Instrumentation and Detectors;
- High Energy Physics - Experiment
- 8 pages, double-column, 9 figures, 2 tables. Paper submitted as proceeding for the IEEE Real-Time 2020 conference