# Verilog-A Current/Voltage/Power Inconsistency

I'm simulating a phase change material in Verilog-A and need to calculate the power across the material. The material is a resistor, so it satisfies Ohm's Law. Therefore, P = IV = (I^2)R = (V^2)/R should be satisfied. P = (V^2)/R works no matter what, but P = IV = (I^2)R = 0 when I assign current as:

I(p, n) <+ V(p, n) / R;


However, all three power expressions yield the same correct result when I instead assign voltage:

V(p, n) <+ I(p, n) * R;


Why does one of these lines work and the other doesn't? p and n are both conservative electrical inout nodes. I've tried different values of R and determined that the problem is not numerical. I don't use V or I anywhere else in the module except in the three power expressions.

• Have you tried Mentor's Verification academy? verificationacademy.com – CapnJJ May 31 '18 at 20:33
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