Université de Neuchâtel

System-Level Simulation Using Mixed-Nature Models

Boegli, Alexis ; Moser, Vincent ; Amann, Hans Peter ; Pellandini, Fausto ; Romanowicz, Bart ; Lerch, Philippe ; Laudon, Matthew ; Renaud, Philippe

In: Proceedings of the 1st Europe-Asia Congress on Metatronics, 1996, p. 12-17

Miniaturized, integrated sensors and actuaturs are more and more used in microsystem applications. In order to promote their use further, specialists must make them more accessible to System designers. This can be done through behavioral modeling of sensors and actuators. The resulting models can be used in conjunction with models of the associated electronics to simulate a complete microsystem....

Université de Neuchâtel

Simulation and design of a three axis navigation microsystem based on micromachined sensors

Ansel, Y. ; Lerch, Philippe ; Renaud, Philippe ; Paoletti, F. ; Grétillat, M.-A. ; de Rooij, Nicolaas F. ; Schröpfer, G. ; Ballandras, S. ; de Labachelerie, M. ; Marselli, C. ; Amann, Hans Peter ; Pellandini, Fausto

In: MicroSim II (Simutation and design of microsystems and microstructures), 1997, vol. 2, p. 107-116

The project presented in this paper aims at defining the limits of microsystems through the realisation of a navigation system based on inertial microsensors. The work includes (i) design, fabrication, characterisation of accelerometers and angular rate sensors, (ii) development of techniques for simulation of sensor behaviour, and (iii) design of a sensor data processing system.

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Modeling and simulation of electromechanical transducers in microsystems using an analog hardware description language

Romanowicz, Bart ; Laudon, Matthew ; Lerch, Philippe ; Renaud, Philippe ; Amann, Hans-Peter ; Boegli, Alexis ; Moser, Vincent ; Pellandini, Fausto

In: IEEE Proceedings of European Design and Test Conference (ED&TC), 1997, p. 119-123

The analytical modeling and simulation of conservative electrostatic, electromagnetic and electrodynamic transducers found in microsystems using a non-linear lumped-parameter approach is presented in this paper. A comparison is made between this approach and the linearized equivalent circuit method. All models of transducers are written in HDL-ATM, a proprietary analogue hardware description...