Microsystems Integration Platforms (MIP)

The Microsystems Integration Platform (MIP) is a benchtop instrument intended for multi-technology validation of the functionality of a micro-device in a system context. Designed to enable proof-of-concept experiments at a laboratory-based system level, the MIP effectively bridges the gap between algorithmic/architectural exploration, stimulus, and measurement of sensors and actuators.

These platforms are available for academic and industrial research and, when purchased or borrowed from the CMC Microsystems equipment pool, can be accessed at universities across Canada.

MIP Configuration

There are five variants available for the MIP configuration:


  • Accelerates research by providing a pre-configured, research-ready system that works out-of-the-box; the included reference design, training, and CMC configuration support help jump-start your research and speed up improvements to your sensor or other application.
  • Addresses specific research needs through a modular, customizable, and programmable system that users can tailor to specific projects and applications; technology-specific variants include features for MEMS, micromirror, microfluidic, and RF-MEMS applications.
  • Enables a faster path to commercialization by sourcing commercial-grade components and by compliance with commercial standards and interfaces (e.g., PXI).

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