In this webinar, you will learn about:
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.