Coupled System-Level and Physical-Level Simulation

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Software tools for Mixed-Level Coupled Simulations have been developed. The system-level simulation uses the circuit theory approach, where each element of the system is modeled either through mathematical equation, or through coupling with physical-level 3D simulation. The physical-level simulation solves numerically partial differential equations for those elements. As a system-level simulator, SABER is used, and for the physical 3D simulation, CFD-ACE+ multi-physics solver from CFDRC is used. The coupling communication has been realized using CORBA and additional templates in MAST and C++. The respective SABER and CFD-ACE+ modules can be run on the same or separate computers. Application examples are presented in the paper for electronic packaging, microfluidic system, PCR control, and VCSEL array.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 1, Technical Proceedings of the 2001 International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Microsystems
Published: March 19, 2001
Pages: 582 - 585
Industry sector: Sensors, MEMS, Electronics
Topic: Modeling & Simulation of Microsystems
ISBN: 0-9708275-0-4