In this work we study the feasibility to obtain the smallest CMOS-NEMS resonator using a sub-100 nm CMOS technology. The NEMS resonators are defined in a top-down approach using the available layers of the 65 nm CMOS technology from ST Microelectronics. A combination of dry and wet etching is developed in order to release the NEMS in an in-house post-CMOS… (More)
This work demonstrates the feasibility to obtain copper nanoelectromechanical (NEMS) relays using a commercial complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology (ST 65 nm) following an intra CMOS-MEMS approach. We report experimental demonstration of contact-mode nano-electromechanical switches obtaining low operating voltage (5.5 V), good I ON /I… (More)
— This work introduces a MEMS oscillator composed exclusively of mechanical switches as logic components. The electromechanical model of the system is developed and the conditions for a periodic response are established.