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Unformatted text preview: Design Question Guidelines Fundamentals of Micromachining Page 1 of 2 ME EN 5050 and 6050, ECE 5221 and 6221, BIOEN 6421 Design Question Answer Guidelines A. What are the advantages of miniaturizing your system, or what is the motivation for using microfabrication techniques? (5 points) Point out the reasons that this system will be better because it is smaller or because microfabrication techniques are employed. These would often be related to scaling issues for this system. There could be issues with cost, manufacturing, functionality, safety, etc. Sometimes there may not be a clear motivation for miniaturization. If this is the case, indicate it. Also, take a look at how many points are given for each question. If Im asking for a list, put down at least as many items as there are points. An example would be for the capacitive accelerometer: small size, improved sensitivity at microscale (advantageous electrostatics scaling), reduced cost due to batch manufacturing, ease of integrating microelectronics (completely integrated system on one chip), ease of manufacturing multiple accelerometers...
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