One critical part of the design cycle is understanding the parameter space of a device. This not only ensures that an optimal device is fabricated, but also helps understand the effect of fabrication tolerances on device performance. MOST provides powerful scanning and optimization tools to explore a device’s parameter space and help designers create optimal designs. The RSoft CAD is a parametric design environment that allows any structural parameter, either geometric or material, to be defined via a variable; these variables can be scanned or optimized in MOST.
Here are some tips to help you get the most out of MOST:
- Use Post-Processing and Resume
MOST’s post processing feature allows you to recalculate the scan plots without re-calculating the simulation results. This allows you to quickly experiment with different plotting options, variable reordering, user measurements, and metrics without having to rerun the scan. The resume feature lets you resume a scan which was previously interrupted or stopped by the user.