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Efficient design and optimizatíon of MEMS by integrating commercial simulation tools

: Nagler, O.; Trost, M.; Hillerich, B.; Kozlowski, F.


Wise, K.D. ; IEEE Electron Devices Society:
Transducers '97. Digest of technical papers
Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 1997
ISBN: 0-7803-3829-4
S.1055-1058 : Lit. (Vol.2)
International Conference on Solid-State Sensors and Actuators <9, 1997, Chicago/Ill.>
Fraunhofer IFT; 2000 dem IZM eingegliedert
Computer Aided Design (CAD); digital simulation; electric engineering computing; micromechanical devices; optimization; semiconductor device models; software tools

This article presents a simulation tool for developing and characterizing microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). The advantage of the demonstrated modular concept is due to the flexibility of the program structure and to the reduction of costly software support by integrating commercial simulators. A novel application manager controls the different subprograms by specific drivers and ensures the data management for parametric studies. So complex system behaviour and the interactions of MEMS components can be analysed and optimated during the design process, resulting in shorter manufacturing cycles.