Design and Testing of Digital Microfluidic Biochips

  • Yang Zhao
  • Krishnendu Chakrabarty

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Yang Zhao, Krishnendu Chakrabarty
    Pages 1-25
  3. Yang Zhao, Krishnendu Chakrabarty
    Pages 27-55
  4. Yang Zhao, Krishnendu Chakrabarty
    Pages 83-107
  5. Yang Zhao, Krishnendu Chakrabarty
    Pages 109-148
  6. Yang Zhao, Krishnendu Chakrabarty
    Pages 149-178
  7. Yang Zhao, Krishnendu Chakrabarty
    Pages 179-199
  8. Yang Zhao, Krishnendu Chakrabarty
    Pages 201-202

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive methodology for automated design, test and diagnosis, and use of robust, low-cost, and manufacturable digital microfluidic systems. It focuses on the development of a comprehensive CAD optimization framework for digital microfluidic biochips that unifies different design problems. With the increase in system complexity and integration levels, biochip designers can utilize the design methods described in this book to evaluate different design alternatives, and carry out design-space exploration to obtain the best design point.

  • Describes practical design automation tools that address different design problems (e.g., synthesis, droplet routing, control-pin mapping, testing and diagnosis, and error recovery) in a unified manner;
  • Applies test pattern generation and error-recovery techniques for digital microfluidics-based biochips;
  • Uses real bioassays as evaluation examples, e.g., multiplexed in vitro human physiological fluids diagnostics, PCR, protein crystallization.



BioMEMS Biochips Control pin mapping Design Automation Digital Microfluidic Biochips Digital Microfluidics Droplet routing optimization VLSI CAD VLSI Testing

Authors and affiliations

  • Yang Zhao
    • 1
  • Krishnendu Chakrabarty
    • 2
  1. 1.Advanced Micro DevicesNashuaUSA
  2. 2., ECEDuke UniversityDurhamUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-0369-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-0370-8
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