Digital Microfluidic Biochip has been receiving more and more attention
today. It shows great advantages in medical,
pharmaceutical and environmental monitoring
applications. In contrast to previous
continuous-flow systems, DMFB offers the important dynamic
reconfigurability. Due to its flexible design, many tasks
can be performed without using expensive equipment and human resource. However,
highly complicated CAD design support is strongly needed as in traditional VLSI
design. The behavioral model for a biochemical assay is first
acquired from the laboratory protocol. Then architectural-level synthesis is
the step to generate the macroscopic structure of the chip, which contains the
task scheduling and resource binding information. Finally,
geometry-level synthesis is performed to generate the detailed layout of the
chip, including the module placement and droplet routing.
In this project, we work on the scheduling, binding, placement and routing
problem on Digital Microfluidic Biochip.