Simulation of Microelectromechanical Systems

David Bindel, David Garmire, Shyam Lakshmin, and Jiawang Nie
(Professor James W. Demmel)
NTONC 29823

SUGAR is a simulation tool for MEMS that inherits its name and philosophy from the IC simulator SPICE. SUGAR is used by researchers at the Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center, and also at outside sites. Currently, about 500 users have filled out the registration form, and there are many unregistered users as well.

We are working to extend SUGAR in several ways:

We have also deployed a version of SUGAR as a web service running on the Millennium cluster. Also, the SUGAR software was used in a graduate introduction to MEMS course.

There now exists an open source SUGAR repository under the BSD software license on at Other relevant information may be found through this website.

SUGAR is a collaborative effort of many graduate students and professors. Affiliated graduate students include David Bindel, Jason V. Clark, David Garmire, Babak Jamshidi, Rishi Kant, Shyam Lakshmin, Jiawang Nie. Affiliated professors include Alice Agogino, Zhaojun Bai, James Demmel, Sanjay Govindjee, Ming Gu, and Kristofer S. J. Pister.

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