April 18, 2019
Pressure Sensor (Courtesy: X-FAB)

EDA and Foundry Collaboration Speeds MEMS Sensor Design

June 15, 2018
Coventor_June_2018_blog-Figure 1. Mode shape of a dual-axis micromirror

LiDAR: How MEMS is enabling the new trend in spatial sensing

You’ve probably heard a lot about LiDAR. It stands for Light Detection and Ranging, and it’s playing a central role in many emerging technologies like autonomous vehicles, robotics and home […]
May 15, 2018

Future Directions in MEMS Technology: Results from the 2018 MEMS Design Contest

At CDNLive in 2015, we joined with representatives from Cadence and X-FAB to discuss the possibility of sponsoring a MEMS design contest. At the time, the sponsoring companies were developing […]
May 3, 2018

When Will Self-Driving Cars Become a Reality?

Self-driving cars have been all the rage in both the trade press and popular press in recent years. I prefer the term “autonomous vehicles” which more broadly captures the possibilities, […]
April 2, 2018
CoventorMP MEMS design automation flow

The Challenge of Modeling the Interaction between MEMS Inertial Sensors and their Packaging

Simulation of Thermal Effects on MEMS Performances MEMS inertial sensors, such as Accelerometers and Gyroscopes, have been commercially successful in the consumer marketplace, where reduced size and cost are more […]
February 20, 2018
A Section of a MEMS Microphone Model

How To Build A Better MEMS Microphone

Here at Coventor, we are seeing a lot of interest in simulating noise, particularly for condenser microphones. With any transducer noise reduction is always a plus, and with microphones there […]
February 2, 2018
Conference dinner view of the life-size outlines of the Titanic and Olympic main deck’s, illuminated by blue light

Comparing MEMS and the RMS Titanic: Some Thoughts from the IEEE MEMS 2018 Conference

How are MEMS and Large Ships Alike? MEMS 2018 was held in Belfast, Northern Ireland this year, on the site where the RMS Titanic was built. On exhibit was the […]
July 18, 2017
Design, Model and Simulation of an accelerometer design using the X-FAB XMB10 customized Component Library in MEMS+

The Future of MEMS Design: Making MEMS Design More Like CMOS Design

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 […]
March 15, 2017
Source: InfineonTechnologies, AG, "The Infineon Silicon MEMS Microphone", DOI:10.5162/sensor2013/A4.3

MEMS Microphones – A Bright Spot among Commoditized Consumer Sensors

MEMS microphones have emerged as a bright spot among consumer sensors, which in general are going through a rapid commoditization and profit-squeezing trend. To understand what’s driving the MEMS microphone […]
March 15, 2017

And They’re Off…. Worldwide MEMS Design Contest Officially Starts

Cadence, X-FAB, Coventor and Reutlingen University Select 10 Design Teams as Semi-Finalists Cary, NC, March 15, 2017 — Cadence Design Systems, Coventor, X-FAB and Reutlingen University – joint sponsors of […]
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