December 14, 2021

Digital Twins for MEMS Product Development

A digital twin is a digital representation of a real-world item, and includes software objects or models that represents these real-world items.   In MEMS product development, digital twins (or software […]
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, […]
September 17, 2021

Announcing CoventorMP 2.0

We are very pleased to announce the release of our latest MEMS design software, CoventorMP® 2.0!  With the new release, automated parametric design variation for simulation in both MEMS+® and […]
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 […]
July 25, 2021

The Best and Fastest Ways to Learn MEMS Design

In 2003, Benedetto Vigna mused that a key to successful MEMS design was “lateral thinking of ‘Leonardo-like’ MEMS engineers … who have a breadth of skills and knowledge in technological […]
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 […]
May 20, 2021
Figure 4:  CoventorMP® model of bridge-type RF switch in its undeformed, “up” state

RF MEMS Switches: Understanding their Operation, Advantages, and Future

RF MEMS switches are small, micromechanical switches that have low power consumption and can be produced using conventional MEMS fabrication technology. They are similar to a light switch in a […]
April 29, 2021
Figure 2: Piezoelectric µ-mirror

Overview of Piezoelectric MEMS: Principles, Applications and the Future

What is Piezoelectricity? Piezoelectricity is a property of certain materials to become electrically polarized under strain and stress. This phenomenon has been studied extensively since it was first discovered in […]
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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