Why a Consultant?

Even though behavioral models are absolutely necessary, their creation and maintenance is not a task required twelve months of every year. A common approach is to add model writing to the tasks of circuit designers, but this is not the best approach because

  • An expert designer might see writing models as a tedious chore and his or her best efforts may be inadequate, resulting in bugs escaping through the verification net and into the Silicon
  • Functionally incorrect models are worse than none at all
  • Poorly written models may unnecessarily slow down simulation
  • Models may have not enough or too much detail and be too pessimistic or optimistic

A wise alternative is to contract out the modeling work to a consultant such as me, for only as long as needed.

  • I have many years of experience in analog behavioral modeling and design verification, and have earned battle scars from finding simulator and language bugs never mentioned in tool vendor's training classes.
  • I have the experience and judgment to precisely create a model with just enough detail to fulfill the verification plan, execute as fast as possible without neglecting necessary detail, and make the model understandable so it can be maintained and modified once my job is complete.
Robert O. Peruzzi, PhD, PE - Electronics Consultant, Expert Witness

Robert O. Peruzzi, PhD, PE

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