This paper describes the role of SystemC in developing an integrated modeling and simulatio environment for microelectrofluidic systems (MEFS). Based on the unique modeling and simulation needs for MEFS, we examine suitability of several existing simulation languages. These languages include VHDL/VHDL-AMS, SLAM, Matlab, C/C++, and SystemC. Next, SystemC is justified as a viable candidate for complete MEFS modeling and simulation. The architecture of the environment and the associated functional packages are discussed. Its application is illustreated through the design of a micro-chemical handling system.
Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 1, Technical Proceedings of the 2002 International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Microsystems
Published: April 22, 2002
Pages: 140 - 145
Industry sector: Sensors, MEMS, Electronics
Topics: MEMS & NEMS Devices, Modeling & Applications, Modeling & Simulation of Microsystems