MEMS LAB

Design and fabrication of MEMS microsensors

Fabrication facilities

Class 100 and 1000 (ISO 5 and ISO 6) clean room areas, located at CIDESI-Querétaro, are available for fabrication and characterization of MEMS microsensors
Facilities details

What is/are MEMS?

Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, or MEMS, is a technology that can be defined as miniaturized mechanical and electrical elements (i.e., devices and structures) that are made using the techniques of microfabrication. The physical dimensions of MEMS devices can vary from one micron to several millimeters. Likewise, the types of MEMS devices can vary from relatively simple structures having no moving elements, to extremely complex electromechanical systems with multiple moving elements under the control of integrated microelectronics.

See what we do

Not clear enough? Check this video by the MEMS Industry Group

MEMS microsensors are sucessfully used nowadays in several applications:

AUTOMOTIVE

Modern cars are equipped with several microsensors incorporated in subsystems to increase environmental awareness and occupants safety.

SMARTPHONES

Smartphones hardware strongly depends on MEMS sensors to obtain information of position, tilt, acceleration to improve functionality. Also, audio and video subsystems include MEMS devices to optimize media quality.

IMAGING

Image projectors use MEMS micromirrors to increase resolution and contrast and, in consequence, image sharpness and projection distance is improved.

Implantable sensors

Microsensors have been fabricated using biocompatible materials to use in biomedical applications for vital signs monitoring and diagnosis of illness.

Previous work

Some examples of our previous designs and fabricated devices

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MEMS design and modeling using finite element analysis (FEA)
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Accelerometer concept
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Fabrication of MEMS devices on flexible carriers
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Mass sensor design for biosensing applications
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Pressure sensor
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Thermal converter for metrology
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Tilt sensor

Inspect a model of our facilities

4000 sqtft (362 m2) of class 100 (ISO-5) and 1000 (ISO-6) of modular clean room areas instrumented with different MEMS fabrication and testing equipment.

Need more technical details?

Discuss your project or needs

Dr. Horacio Estrada Vázquez

Director MEMS

Tel. 01800-5522040 Ext. 5030

Email: horacio.estrada@cidesi.edu.mx