Patent Number: 8,823,447

Title: Time-based apparatus and method to mitigate semiconductor aging effects

Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer readable media that can mitigate the effects of semiconductor aging in a semiconductor device are described. Traditional methods of mitigating semiconductor aging can be wasteful since they overcorrect for aging using a high operational voltage. The approach discussed herein steps up the operational voltage for the electronic device with time based on predetermined aging models. This allows power consumption by the electronic device, particularly early in the designed operational life, to be much less than it would otherwise be.

Inventors: Gelman; Anatoly (San Diego, CA)

Assignee: Broadcom Corporation

International Classification: G05F 1/10 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/02/12018