Tutorial / 03/20/2018
Customized Silicon-Based Sensors
- The technical foundations of silicon sensors
- Micro-mechanical sensors
- Sensor design and construction (simulation)
- Sensor production technologies
- Flex-integration technologies
Piezoresistive silicon-based sensors are cost-efficient, simple to integrate, and ready for use almost everywhere. They have become a ubiquitous part of modern life. Their extremely low prices are only possible with a very high degree of standardization in production, leading to a proliferation of cheap, but highly standardized sensors. Building or buying custom sensors is disproportionately more expensive.
This was the situation that gave rise to the Silicon Micro-Sensor project, dedicated to creating a means of making the many advantages of piezoresistive silicon sensors available in custom or low-production-run setups.
This tutorial showcases the project and the new opportunities it offers for its partners in industry. You will be introduced to the basics of custom application-specific silicon sensors by analyzing an acceleration pressure sensor.