Hi All

I have an interesting question, would you replicate an integrated circuit with perhaps 30-50 transistors in discreets and if so why ?

Would it be for the theoretical challenge ?
Would it be to learn more thoroughly how the IC functioned ?
Would it be because the IC design was not quite right for what you had in mind ?
Would it be to save cost ?
Would it be to improve reliability ?
Would you ever consider going beyond simulation and actually making it ?

Comments welcome