Simulation Reduces Uncertainty and Risks in MEMS Design and Manufacturing - Application Brief

Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) are used in sensors that convert a measured mechanical signal into an electrical signal, and in actuators such as valves, optical switches, pumps and flaps. Both of these are vital in the data collection and operation of the Internet of Things (IoT). Designing MEMS involves many types of physics and a wide variation of geometries and materials, which makes their development very difficult and time-consuming using build-and-test methods. Simulation is a critical tool to develop effective and reliable MEMS.