Chain-based pin count minimization for general-purpose digital microfluidic biochips

Yung Chun Lei, Chen Shing Hsu, Juinn-Dar Huang, Jing Yang Jou

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Abstract

Minimizing the number of external control pins is one of the most important optimization objectives in digital microfluidic biochip (DMFB) designs especially as the chip size gets even bigger. So far, only few works focus on this issue for general-purpose DMFBs. In this paper, we present a pin count minimization algorithm based on sophisticated electrode chaining on regular or irregular electrode arrays. The key idea of the proposed method is that actuation information can be implied from previous neighborhood electrodes to later ones throughout a chain. Experimental results show that the pin count reduction can be near 50% in large DMFBs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 21st Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference, ASP-DAC 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages599-604
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781467395694
DOIs
StatePublished - 7 Mar 2016
Event21st Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference, ASP-DAC 2016 - Macao, Macao
Duration: 25 Jan 201628 Jan 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference, ASP-DAC
Volume25-28-January-2016

Conference

Conference21st Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference, ASP-DAC 2016
CountryMacao
CityMacao
Period25/01/1628/01/16

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