Coventor’s Architect now enables 3D simulation

July 27, 2007 — Coventor, Inc., supplier of 3D design and simulation software for the MEMS and semiconductor industries, has updated its schematic-based MEMS design software, Architect. Geared to enable rapid virtual prototyping of a range of state-of-the-art MEMS devices, Architect now features a 3D visualization tool, Scene3D, that promises to provide insight into complex dynamic behavior of MEMS devices as never before seen.

Scene3D works by creating 3D views of any Architect schematic so that designers can visualize simulation results with fully contoured 3D animations. According to Coventor, the new tool “gives MEMS designers the capability to more efficiently and rapidly create state-of-the-art MEMS devices such as gyroscopes and accelerometers.” Further, it enhances Architect’s ability to help engineers weigh design tradeoffs, and to simulate and visualize complex motion such as the closing and bouncing of an RF-MEMS switch or the impact of shock on the device package.

Architect with Scene 3D also lets designers document and communicate design progress from initial steps to full production across all design and management levels. Output filters enable generation of 2D masks and 3D solid models in standard formats to fit into established design flows.


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