Marcel J.M. Pelgrom

Marcel J.M. Pelgrom
Marcel J.M. Pelgrom

Biography

Known to circuit designers around the world for his formulation of the random variation (mismatch) behavior between two otherwise identical components, Marcel J.M. Pelgrom has dramatically impacted the efficiency of analog designers. An essential performance metric for technology optimization, the "Pelgrom model" has been accepted by the global device and design community as an elegant description for mismatch. Mismatch characterization is important because statistical variations between individual devices critically affect the performance of analog circuits. Due to device scaling and power supply reduction, the impact of local variability increases to a level where even the classical full-swing noise margins in digital memories are affected. Pelgrom’s model will remain instrumental in achieving area-, performance-, and cost-optimized solutions in many types of semiconductor devices, creating lasting economic benefits.

An IEEE member, Pelgrom is a consultant with Pelgrom Consult, Helmond, The Netherlands.