A web-based community for modeling and design of mems

Peter J. Gilgunn, Jason V. Clark, Narayan Aluru, Tamal Mukherjee, Gary K. Fedder

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This chapter describes a web-based community for modeling and design of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) called Serendi-CDI. The goal of the Serendi-CDI web-based design community is to foster the widespread use of structured design methodologies and tools to reduce the cost of entry into the field and unleash the creative talents of a larger pool of designers. The approach is illustrated using primitive behavioral models, or simply primitive models, and hierarchical system simulation. The tools and knowledge of the community comprises collaboratively generated wiki-style content, simulation tools such as SUGARCube, downloadable source code of models, schematics, and simulation templates, and a forum for members to raise questions and discuss the community resources. The web-based design community addresses the analysis aspect of the design flow through circuit-based design methodologies and schematic system representations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSystem-level Modeling of MEMS
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9783527647132
ISBN (Print)9783527319039
StatePublished - Feb 6 2013


  • Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)
  • Modeling
  • SUGARCube
  • Serendi-CDI
  • Simulation templates
  • Web-based community
  • Wiki-style content

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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