Previously, MEMS engineers were forced to work in many separate decoupled EDA, CAD, CAE, and technical computing software tools. Due to the slow pace of these decoupled, legacy desktop engineering processes, MEMS companies had to rely on physical prototyping. With the OnScale and SoftMEMS integration, engineers can rapidly iterate on new designs using digital prototypes.
With a digital prototyping process, engineers first develop parametric geometry in Tanner EDA tool, generate large sets of 3D models for analysis using SoftMEMS, and execute all of the 3D simulations in parallel on the powerful OnScale Cloud Engineering Simulation platform, generating a wealth of engineering data. Reduced-order models of MEMS components are made efficiently, which helps accelerate IC circuit design.
Read the Mentor, SoftMEMS, and OnScale announcement here.