MSM 99
MSM 99
Technical Proceedings of the 1999 International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Microsystems

Equivalent Circuits, Behavioral and Multilevel Simulation Chapter 7

Parameterized Electrostatic Gap Model for Structured Design of Microelectroelectrical Systems

Authors: M.S. Lu and G.K. Fedder

Affilation: Carnegie Mellon University, United States

Pages: 280 - 283

Keywords: MEMS, CAD, layout, synthesis, methodology, optimization

Abstract:
VLSI system designers can begin their design process with a behavrioal description of a system, then proceed to physical design. MEMS designers typiclly begin with device design, this process is opten followed by several fabrication iterations for device characterization, and the rest of the system-the electronics and packaging-are layered on top of the device in successive design iterations. THis methodology results in long design cycles and is very costly. A more structred approach to MEMS CAD would permit th edesigner to specify system level performance goals and then propagate those


ISBN: 0-9666135-4-6
Pages: 697