Interactive evolutionary CAD system for MEMS layout synthesis

Raffi Kamalian, Alice M. Agogino, Hideyuki Takagi

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Abstract

We propose an interactive layout synthesis CAD tool. It allows a human user to graphically manipulate and simulate a layout, but also has the ability to apply two simple evolutionary synthesis methods: a simple random walk function and simulated annealing. These methods are capable of optimizing very complex functions difficult for a human to tune by hand. Additionally the tool incorporates the ability to reduce the dimension of the search space via variable locking, contributing to both focused search and faster convergence to a desired performance. The CAD tool has been written with flexibility in mind, allowing the application to a wide range of layout synthesis problems. In this paper its effectiveness is demonstrated on a MEMS Vibratory Rate Gyroscope example.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages3469-3474
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1424401003, 9781424401000
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2006
Event2006 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Oct 8 2006Oct 11 2006

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
Volume4
ISSN (Print)1062-922X

Other

Other2006 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period10/8/0610/11/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Kamalian, R., Agogino, A. M., & Takagi, H. (2006). Interactive evolutionary CAD system for MEMS layout synthesis. In 2006 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (pp. 3469-3474). [4274420] (Conference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics; Vol. 4). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSMC.2006.384656