Acoustic surface wave devices; Computer graphics; Solid state electronics
This thesis introduces a solution to the problem of time and memory space requirements associated with the manipulation/creation of solid state device layout. Through the use of a hierarchical organization of data and a tailored indexing technique, the software described here, referred to as Saw Draw, is capable of manipulating huge amounts of data in a short period of time. This program was written for surface acoustic wave (SAW) device layout but works for a broad range of devices to include semiconductors, microstrip and others.
Due to the large number of details which must be stored for each SAW structure, simply displaying a typical SAW device can become exceedingly tedious. When an entire mask of devices is organized, disk storage requirements can become prohibitive. This software has been designed to minimize both of these critical problems. This work describes the capabilities, structure and special algorithms used in Saw Draw. Included is an example of how a SAW device might be created and a listing of the program code in the Appendix.
Malocha, Donald C.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Engineering
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Abbott, Jeffrey Blair, "Saw Draw: An Interactive Graphical Layout System for Surface Acoustic Wave Devices" (1988). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 5146.