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15 September 1995 Monolithic multiple axis accelerometer design in standard CMOS
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Proceedings Volume 2642, Micromachined Devices and Components; (1995)
Event: Micromachining and Microfabrication, 1995, Austin, TX, United States
Using a single maskless postprocessing step we have developed an accelerometer in a standard commercial CMOS process capable of a sensitive axis parallel or perpendicular to the die surface. Out postprocess is realized using xenon difluoride (XeF2) as a bulk etchant. The combination of this etchant and the standard CMOS process allows realization of cantilevers with piezoresistive sensors in all spacial coordinates from a widely-accessible source and at a minimal cost. Fabrication of accelerometers for all three axes and associated electronics on a single piece of silicon reduces the cost of 3D acceleration detection while increasing sensor reliability.
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Brett Warneke, Eric G. Hoffman, and Kristofer S. J. Pister "Monolithic multiple axis accelerometer design in standard CMOS", Proc. SPIE 2642, Micromachined Devices and Components, (15 September 1995);

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