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Approach for semicustom integrated-sensor system manufacturing in a commercial CMOS technology
Author(s): Joan Bausells
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Paper Abstract

In this work the development of a design and manufacturing methodology for application-specific integrated sensor systems in silicon, that extends the ASIC standard cell approach for circuits, is presented. The standard design environment of a commercial foundry is used. A library of micromachined sensors and specific interface circuit cells has been added to the foundry's libraries. A fabrication structure has been set up in which the CMOS foundry process is followed by a micromachining post-processing transparent to the user. This includes back-side membrane fabrication. A number of standard sensor cell types have been developed: ISFET chemical sensors, gas flow and infrared radiation sensors based on thermopiles and piezoresistive pressure sensors. Mass-beam structures suitable for accelerometer devices have also been fabricated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 September 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2879, Micromachining and Microfabrication Process Technology II, (23 September 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.251220
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Joan Bausells, Ctr. Nacional de Microelectronica (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2879:
Micromachining and Microfabrication Process Technology II
Stella W. Pang; Shih-Chia Chang, Editor(s)

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