Computational Prototyping of an RF MEMS Switch using Chatoyant

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In this paper we demonstrate the capabilities of our system-level CAD tool, Chatoyant, to model and simulate an RF MEMS switch. Chatoyant is a mixed signal, multi-domain CAD tool that can be used to design and analyze complete mixed-technology micro-systems. We perform a system level simulation of an RF MEMS switch. This is accomplished by coupling mechanical and electrical domains of this system. We verify our mechanical results using the commercial simulation packages, ANSYS, and CoventorWare.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 2, Technical Proceedings of the 2004 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 2
Published: March 7, 2004
Pages: 355 - 358
Industry sector: Sensors, MEMS, Electronics
Topics: MEMS & NEMS Devices, Modeling & Applications
ISBN: 0-9728422-8-4