May 19, 2022
Figure 1: The MEMS-based gravimeter is comprised of a DRIE etched silicon layer which is anodically-bonded to a partially etched glass wafer

Measuring Gravity using Gravimeters and MEMS

Paul A.M. Dirac, an English physicist famous for his work in quantum mechanics, once stated “Pick a flower on Earth and you move the farthest star.”  This statement may be […]
March 29, 2022
Figure 2: Microphone parameters

Using Genetic Algorithms in MEMS Design

Introduction Genetic algorithms belong to a family of algorithms called “stochastic algorithms”.  These algorithms are used to find the optimal solution to a mathematically difficult real-world problem, such as the […]
November 18, 2021
Figure 1: Commercial True Wireless Stereo earbuds (Courtesy: Apple, Inc.).

Make your Voice Heard: The Latest Advances in MEMS Voice Sensors

In a previous blog post published in September 2020, I stated that MEMS microphone demand is being driven by customer-requested audio features such as stereo sound, voice recognition, sound directivity, […]
August 13, 2021
Figure 1: Courtesy, Sam Zhang, Analog Devices

The Latest Techniques that Provide Insight into Package Stress and Temperature Deformation of a MEMS-based Gyroscope

Transducers 2021 is a prestigious international conference that reviews advances in Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems.   At this year’s conference, there were 391 papers presented from 29 different countries with […]
June 13, 2021
Figure 2: 3D view of RF MEMS switch model, showing the deflection under residual stress [2]

Overcoming RF MEMS Switch Development Challenges

There are a wide range of promising applications for RF MEMS switches, including use in tunable filters, antennas, tactile radio, and RF ID [1].  Why it is so difficult to […]
March 24, 2021
MEMS Blog Figure 1 Reverse engineered gyroscope, with suspension spring displayed in the call-out circle

Improving Your Understanding of Advanced Inertial MEMS Design

Micro-Electrical-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) based inertial sensors are used measure acceleration and rotation rate. These sensors are integrated into units to measure motion, direction, acceleration or position, and can be found […]
February 17, 2021

Why is MEMS+ a crucial new solution for teaching MEMS Design to the next generation of engineers

Guest Author: Jérôme Juillard, Ph.D., Professor, CentraleSupélec (Paris-Saclay University) Every year, I teach different aspects of sensors and MEMS design to about a hundred students.  The pupils range from first […]
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