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Coming soon: Self-healing chips for smartphones, computers?

Sharon Gaudin | March 15, 2013
CalTech researchers says chips can recover from major trouble in microseconds.

After studying the self-health technology on 20 different chips, researchers found that the amplifiers with the self-healing capability consumed about half as much power as those without.

"Bringing this type of electronic immune system to integrated-circuit chips opens up a world of possibilities," said Hajimiri. "It is truly a shift in the way we view circuits and their ability to operate independently. They can now both diagnose and fix their own problems without any human intervention, moving one step closer to indestructible circuits."

 

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