MEMS/CMOS Layout Editor - BluePrint

 

When you think about it, MEMS layout is one of the most cumbersome parts of the design process, involving countless revisions, incompatible data formats and minute details. The challenges of MEMS layout are compounded further by the fact that most tools available are IC layout tools, or less-appropriately, architectural design tools.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blueprint is the first layout tool designed specifically for the MEMS community. Our goal with Blueprint was to revisit the workflow of the layout engineer and create a tool that would be effortless to learn and use. Our design philosophy for Blueprint is: "simple things should be simple, complex things should be possible." That‘s why our product provides configurable palettes that you can drag and customize to your needs; clearly illustrated icons; and configurable grids and guides - all of which make device layout easier than ever. We even went a few steps further... automatically linking masks created in Blueprint to process steps for creating 3D visualization of your device. What’s more, Blueprint users can now link the layout with automatic mesh creation and refinement for device-level analysis!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full custom layout requires your undivided attention on the job at hand. That is why we designed Blueprint with a minimalist sensitivity that maximizes the drawing area. Cells, layers, grids are all available at your finger tips, but take up very little real estate, panels neatly hide after you have used them, tool-bars can be torn-off and re-positioned to you liking and then closed when you don't need them. All-in-all, providing a very zen experience so that you can draw and edit away without distractions! 

Current layout tools treat you like a parking attendant at a crowded lot. Constantly shuffling between views and managing a lot of administrative trivia like layer visibility, grid sizes, snaps, cells and views. Blueprint introduces a simple solution - Bookmarks. A Bookmark can contain layer states, grid preferences, view-ports, view states, grid information, snap settings, transparency settings, and cell states.

Add a bookmark and your current settings are saved. You can then switch to other parts of the drawing. Switch back to a bookmark and you are back to the drawing, exactly as you left it before.

Did you ever had trouble visualizing what your mask looks like in 3D? Blueprint solves that problem! Just select a process flow to reference, draw a line across any part of your mask, and instantly see the cross-section of the device along that line. Not only can you see the final cross-section, but you can jump to any step of the process flow to see the cross-section at that step.

Did you ever had trouble visualizing what your mask looks like in 3D? Blueprint solves that problem! Just select a process flow to reference, draw a line across any part of your mask, and instantly see the cross-section of the device along that line. Not only can you see the final cross-section, but you can jump to any step of the process flow to see the cross-section at that step.

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