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

Process Modeling Chapter 4

Simulation Support for Silicon-Bulk Microsystems Demonstrated in an Inclination Sensor Development

Authors: D. Zielke

Affilation: GEMAC mbH, Germany

Pages: 102 - 104

Keywords: simulation, silicon bulk microsystem, inclination sensor

The design and development are supported by many simulation tools nowadays. The specific use of technology modeling and FEM-simulation for silicon bulk micromachining is contents of the paper. For this, the whole procedure between the idea and the industrial used sensor is demonstrated. The emphasis lays on the simulation of the orientation dependent etching with the simulation tool SIMODE and the interfaces to the FEM-simulation-tools. Furthermore the mechanical and thermal FEM-simulations of the sensor and of the packaging will be demonstrated. The special aspect is not the introduction of simulation models, but the demonstration of simulation runs for an industrial design of an inclination sensor and the occurred problems and founded solutions during the design.

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