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MEMS-based Embedded Sensor Virtual Components for SoC



Muhammad Afridi, Allen R. Hefner Jr., David W. Berning, Colleen E. Hood, Ankush Varma, Bruce Jacob, Stephen Semancik


Advancement in MEMS-based sensors brings a new challenge for system-on-a-chip (SoC) design integration where analog and digital circuits coexist on a common substrate with the actual sensing platform. Integration of these MEMS-based sensors into an SoC requires a sensor core or virtual component (VC) that is compatible with the digital design strategy for a larger system design. At present, there are no sensor VCs in CAD libraries for SoC integration. The purpose of this paper is to introduce a gas sensor VC that is compatible with SoC design methodology.
2003 International Semiconductor Device Research Symposium


MEMS, sensors, SoC


Afridi, M. , Hefner Jr., A. , Berning, D. , Hood, C. , Varma, A. , Jacob, B. and Semancik, S. (2003), MEMS-based Embedded Sensor Virtual Components for SoC, 2003 International Semiconductor Device Research Symposium, [online], (Accessed June 14, 2024)


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Created November 24, 2003, Updated October 12, 2021