Advanced SoftMEMS / MEMS Pro Training Course

October 5 to 8, 2021. Online

This course builds on the basic L-edit training held on June 9, 2021. It covers the advanced L-edit layout topics and advanced MEMS Pro and FEM features.

L- Edit includes a fully hierarchical and full custom editor engineered for MEMS and IC design.  L-Edit is a layout tool that represents the masks that are used to fabricate an integrated circuit. In L-Edit, layers are associated with masks used in the fabrication process. Different layers can be conveniently represented by different colours and patterns. L-Edit describes a layout design in terms of files, cells, instances, and mask primitives. Popular output formats are supported so mask designs are “foundry ready”. Learn more about L-Edit.

MEMS Pro is a flexible, powerful, easy-to-use CAD tool suite for the design and analysis of micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS). It offers an integrated solution for the design process that shortens development time while providing designers reliable analysis for manufacture. Functionalities include mixed MEMS/IC schematic capture and simulation, full custom mask layout capability and verification, 3D model generation and visualization, behavioural model creation and links to 3D analysis packages.

For those who have not attended the basic training on L-edit, you will be provided access to recorded videos of that once you sign up for this course.


October 5 to 8, 2021
  • 1:00 – 3:00 pm EDT / 10:00 – 12:00 pm PDT: Session 1
  • 3:00 – 3:30 pm EDT / 12:00 – 12:30 pm PDT: Break
  • 3:30 – 5:30 pm EDT / 12:30 – 2:30 pm PDT: Session 2

Pricing and Registration

Registration will be closed on October 1, 2021, at 12 pm EDT.

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Dr. Mary Ann MaherDr. Mary Ann Maher received her Ph.D. from Caltech in 1989 in the area of semiconductor device modelling developing a new charge-based transistor model. At Caltech, she conducted research in the area of neuromorphic systems, analog circuits and transistor modelling. She pursued post-doctoral studies at the CSEM in Neuchatel, Switzerland, where she studied analog memories and designed low-power analog ICs with on-chip sensors for artificial vision applications. At Tanner Research she began the simulation and modelling group and launched Tanner’s T-Spice analog circuit simulator product. She then became the Software Architect responsible for specifications for layout, routing, simulation, analysis, schematic and viewing design tools. As Director of Advanced Products, she brought to market Tanner’s MEMS Pro microsystem and MCM Pro multi-chip module and packaging design tool suites. Moving to MEMSCAP, she became the company’s CTO and later the General Manager and Executive Vice President of the Design Automation Business Unit. In 2004, she started SoftMEMS, LLC, the maker of the popular microsystems design tools – MEMS Pro and MEMS Xplorer, where she serves as CEO.


If you have any comments or questions regarding the course content or registration, please contact cad@cmc.ca.


Course cancellations must be received in writing at least one (1) week before the beginning date of the course in question to receive a full refund of the registration fee. A cancellation made after the deadline will not receive a refund.

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