System-Level Modelling and Simulation of MEMS-Based Sensors

Publication: Research - peer-reviewArticle in proceedings – Annual report year: 2005



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The growing complexity of MEMS devices and their increased used in embedded systems (e.g., wireless integrated sensor networks) demands a disciplined aproach for MEMS design as well as the development of techniques for system-level modeling of these devices so that a seamless integration with the existing embedded system design methodologies is possible. In this paper, we present a MEMS design methodology that uses VHDL-AMS based system-level model of a MEMS device as a starting point and combines the top-down and bottom-up design approaches for design, verification, and optimization. The capabilities of our proposed design methodology are illustrated through the design of a microaccelerometer.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication9th IEEE International Multi-Topic Conference (INMIC)
Publication date2005
ISBN (print)0-7803-9429-1
StatePublished - 2005


Conference9th IEEE International Multi Topic Conference
CityKarachi, Pakistan, December 23-25, 2005
Period01/01/2005 → …

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  • VHDL-AMS, Reduced-Order Model, Sensors, MEMS, SystemC, ystem-Level Model, Microaccelerometer, Wireless Sensor Networks
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