Design Flow and MEMS PDK developed in cooperation with XFAB: Webinar

Design Flow and MEMS PDK developed in cooperation with XFAB: Webinar

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017
08:00 AM
Wednesday, Dec 06, 2017 at 08:00 AM
Online Webinar, United States

How can we Design and Build the Next Generation of MEMS-Based Products?

In this webinar, you will learn about:

  • The current state of the art in MEMS product design, including compact modeling, CMOS integration, MEMS PDKs and other innovative MEMS design flow techniques.  
  • New techniques to accelerate the MEMS design process and reduce silicon learning cycles at the foundry, through re-use of established process steps, stacks and technology platforms.

The semiconductor industry and CMOS EDA vendors have established integrated design environments based on PDKs (Process Design Kits), standard cell libraries, memory architectures, and IP.   This design enablement infrastructure provide easy access to CMOS technology for IC designers, and increase the chances of first-pass successful silicon.  Can these features and benefits be brought to MEMS product designers?

Can a MEMS designer “assemble” components to create, simulate and optimize a MEMS sensor, in a similar way that an analog IC designer assembles transistors, capacitors and resistors to create a schematic? Can a PDK-based simulation model accurately predict the behavior and manufacturability of a MEMS device, or are MEMS processes and designs simply too complex to predict the device performances and manufacturability prior to production?

MEMS-based component suppliers want to rapidly ramp their designs into high-volume production.  This demand is driving MEMS suppliers to focus on ways to more efficiently re-use established process steps, stacks and technology platforms.


    Christine Dufour is the MEMS PDK Program Manager at Coventor, and has extensive experience in PDK development and all aspects of design flow and design tools. 

    Jörg Doblaski works at X-FAB as Director of Design Support. In this position, he is responsible for the development of X-FAB’s process design kits, analog, digital and ESD IP, along with the design tools and flow supported by these design kits.