January 18, 2023

An Explanation of the Metaverse and 5 MEMS Technologies Solutions That Will Soon Help Make It Happen

The next wave of communication and social technology is set to move beyond 2D screens toward a more immersive experience relying on augmented and virtual reality.  This new platform is […]
November 28, 2022

Understanding Q-Factors in Gas Encapsulated MEMS Inertial Sensors

Here in the Application Team at Coventor, we are always working to improve our solutions to real-world MEMS design problems. We have a continuing interest in packaging that encapsulates MEMS […]
November 2, 2022


Coventor will be exhibiting at Booth #5 at the IEEE MEMS 2023 conference
October 15, 2022

Automotive MEMS accelerometer design verification – A real life example

Standard Finite Element (FE) models, especially those that incorporate multiple physical domains, consist of detailed representations of a device that include a large number of Degrees of Freedom (DoF).  The […]
September 21, 2022

Modeling an Actual Foucault’s Pendulum – Design Implications for MEMS Gyroscopes

Introduction Conventional MEMS gyroscopes are miniaturized devices that measure angular velocity. The performance of current MEMS gyroscopes limits them to stabilization applications, due to bias, scale errors and noise.  If […]
July 29, 2022

How Can You Use a GDS Layout File to Quickly Create a Simulation Ready MEMS Model?

Creating a fully coupled multiphysics model is one of the holy grails of MEMS modeling. If you can automate the creation of a MEMS model, it opens the door to […]
June 10, 2022

CoventorMP 2.1 is released!

We are pleased to announce the release of CoventorMP 2.1, which includes MEMS+ 7.1 and CoventorWare 11.1. New features streamline device creation and make simulation results easier to load and […]
May 19, 2022

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 […]
April 26, 2022

There is Plenty of Room at the Top: Imagining Miniaturized Electro-Mechanical Switches in Low-Power Computing Applications

The First Computers:  Electro-Mechanical Computing The first computers were built using electro-mechanical components, unlike today’s modern electronic systems. Alain Turing’s cryptanalysis multiplier and Konrad Zuse’s  Z2 were invented and built […]
March 29, 2022

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 […]