Interactive evolutionary CAD system for MEMS layout synthesis

Raffi Kamalian, Alice M. Agogino, Hideyuki Takagi

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    Abstract

    We propose an interactive layout synthesis CAD tool. It allows a human user to graphically manipulate and simulate a layout, but also has the ability to apply two simple evolutionary synthesis methods: a simple random walk function and simulated annealing. These methods are capable of optimizing very complex functions difficult for a human to tune by hand. Additionally the tool incorporates the ability to reduce the dimension of the search space via variable locking, contributing to both focused search and faster convergence to a desired performance. The CAD tool has been written with flexibility in mind, allowing the application to a wide range of layout synthesis problems. In this paper its effectiveness is demonstrated on a MEMS Vibratory Rate Gyroscope example.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2006 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Pages3469-3474
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)1424401003, 9781424401000
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2006
    Event2006 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
    Duration: Oct 8 2006Oct 11 2006

    Publication series

    NameConference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
    Volume4
    ISSN (Print)1062-922X

    Other

    Other2006 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
    Country/TerritoryTaiwan, Province of China
    CityTaipei
    Period10/8/0610/11/06

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • General Engineering

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