US 9,813,075 B1
Apparatus and method of self-healing data converters
Yuan-Ju Chao, Cupertino, CA (US)
Filed by Yuan-Ju Chao, Cupertino, CA (US)
Filed on Apr. 23, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/494,532.
Application 15/494,532 is a continuation of application No. 15/287,560, filed on Oct. 6, 2016, granted, now 9,667,263.
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H03M 1/10 (2006.01); H03M 1/06 (2006.01)
CPC H03M 1/1071 (2013.01) [H03M 1/06 (2013.01); H03M 1/1009 (2013.01); H03M 1/1033 (2013.01); H03M 1/1085 (2013.01)] 17 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A self-healing data converter system, comprising:
a data converter;
a parametric function module coupled to the data converter to receive a target performance requirement for a data converter and produce a set of function values to the data converter;
an assistant module that captures data converter performance under one or more stress conditions;
a processing module coupled to the data converter to stress the data converter in accordance with one or more predetermined parameters and based on the target performance requirement and data converter performance, the processing module determines new parameters for self-healing and applies the new parameters to produce a new set of function values for the data converter until a predetermined threshold is met to adaptively self-heal the data converter to changed conditions, and
an embedded heater module to adjust temperature inside an integrated circuit and provides temperature parameters to the processing module for self-healing.