Nanotech 2002 Vol. 1
Nanotech 2002 Vol. 1
Technical Proceedings of the 2002 International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Microsystems

Micro and Nano Fluidic Systems Chapter 2

System Performance Evaluation with SystemC for Two PCR Microelectrofluidic Systems

Authors: T. Zhang, K. Chakrabarty and R.B. Fair

Affilation: Cadence Design Systems, Inc., United States

Pages: 48 - 53

Keywords: system performance evaluation, SystemC, PCR, microelectrofluidic system

We present a performance comparison between two types of microfluidic systems - continuous-flow systems and droplet-based systems. The comparison based on a specific microfluidic application - a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) system. The modeling and simulation of PCR are based on a novel SystemC design environment. The performance comparison includes the system throughput, system correction capacity, system processing capacity and system design complexity. By using our system performance evaluation environment, we demonstrated that the droplet-based microfluidic system provides higher performance, as well as a lower design and integration complexity.

ISBN: 0-9708275-7-1
Pages: 764

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