Teledyne DALSA MIDIS™ and Coventorware/MEMS+ Training

– A Train-the-Trainer Event

at Montreal, QC

This training event will provide information to become a better trainer and support person at your institution.

This two-day training course comprises of lectures by Teledyne DALSA and Coventor Engineers plus hands-on practical sessions:

  • Day 1 covers TDSI MIDIS™ process flow, design and simulation of MEMS devices using CoventorWare
  • Day 2 is devoted to the advanced tools and features of MEMS+

In this training course, you will:

  • receive training materials you can share with your colleagues at your institution, and
  • learn how to explain what is available from CMC and in the NDN, and how it is accessed.

Note: Lunch and snacks are included with this course.

Target Attendees

The prime target attendees are the ones that are interested in providing training and/or support to other users in their institutions. To be legible as a trainer you should:

  • Be a faculty, student, or research staff from a Canadian Academic Institution.
  • Agree to be identified and act as the designated trainer for their research group. For more information,  see the Trainer Requirements.
  • Have a Designer or Prototyping Subscription.


  1. Registration is open to both academic and industry.
  2. To attend the Teledyne DALSA MIDIS™ training session, a valid Teledyne DALSA NDA is required. If your university/company has not signed the Teledyne DALSA NDA, please download it and email a signed copy to Registration will be provided once confirmation from Teledyne DALSA is received. For more information, contact the Licensing Administrator at or 613-530-4787.


  • Teledyne DALSA MIDIS™ Platform
    The MEMS Integrated Design for Inertial Sensors (MIDIS™) platform is designed to provide a standard process for manufacturing accelerometers and gyroscopes and integrating them into an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) for application areas such as consumer (mobile), automotive, aerospace and sports/health markets.

    The training course will take one hour to go through the MIDIS™ process flow and the design kit. You will learn how to use the MIDIS™ PDK to make your inertial sensor design.

  • CoventorWare
    CoventorWare is an integrated suite of design and simulation software that has the accuracy, capacity, and speed to address real-world MEMS designs. The suite has many MEMS-specific features for modeling and simulating a wide range of MEMS devices, including inertial sensors (accelerometers and gyros), microphones, resonators, and actuators.

    The training course will teach you the fundamentals of the CoventorWare software and learn how to build a 3D model and prepare the model for analysis in Designer, and run simulations in Analyzer.
  • MEMS+
    Students will learn how to construct models of MEMS designs in MEMS+. Time will be devoted to running parametric analyses to optimize performance and do design trade-off studies. Students will also learn how to simulate MEMS+IC circuit models in Cadence Virtuoso.

    For more details, see the course outline.


Date Time
June 16 to 17, 2014 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
L-5904, Pavillon Mackay-Lassonde
École Polytechnique Montréal
2700 Chemin de polytechnique,
Montreal,QC, H3T-1J4

Note: For directions, see the campus map.

Pricing and Registration

Attendee Group Price Registration
Trainer: See the Trainer Requirements. $ 50.00 Closed.
Academic Registrant with a Designer or Prototyping Subscription $ 150.00
Industrial Registrant $ 750.00

Travel Subsidy

The prime target attendees are the ones that are interested in providing training and/or support for these tools to other users. To those individuals, CMC will provide subsidized travel and accommodations in accordance with the Queen’s University Travel Policy, provided the attendee:

  • Agrees to be identified and act as the designated trainer for their research group. See the Trainer Requirements.
  • Has a Designer or Prototyping Subscription.
  • Is a faculty, student, or research staff from a Canadian Academic Institution.
  • Limit 1 per research group

A limited number of General Registrant seats will be available for each of the courses, with limited subsidization for travel and accommodations in accordance with CMC’s travel and accommodation guidelines. For more information, see Travel Subsidy: Frequently Asked Questions


  1. If you plan to apply for travel subsidy, please read all policies/guidelines/FAQs listed above to ensure that you are qualified for the subsidy and follow the procedures and requirements.
  2. Original detailed itemized receipts are a mandatory requirement for all travel related expenses, including meals.


If you have any comments or questions regarding the course content or registration, please contact Peng Yang at


Hotel Studios Hôtel
Address 2450 Boul. Édouard-Montpetit
Montréal, Québec, H3T 1J4
Rate $110.00/night
Reservation contact 1.514.343.8076


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. CMC Microsystems makes no commitments on refunds for travel or accommodations.