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Bias

1. In statistics, a circumstance leading to inaccurate results because of conscious or unconscious manipulation of data. Bias is anything that reduces the randomness of the sample being tested.

2. Anything that affects a decision other than facts. For example, a company may be disinclined to expand into an area of town because it is perceived as dangerous, whether or not it actually is. Bias is thought to reduce efficiency. See also: Behavioral economics.
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17) Angelo Ranaldo, Asani Sarkar, Exchange rate risk, transactions costs and the forward bias puzzle, Swiss National Bank, 2008, [http://www.
By providing the required compliance voltage to forward bias the LED as well as a means to control and set the desired current for both common anode and common cathode configurations with 4 LEDs, these new additions to our extensive LED driver product portfolio offer portable system designers improved design flexibility, high power efficiency, lower component count, and multiple current control options in a space-saving package.
Furthermore, these devices feature an extended forward bias safe operating area (FBSOA), allowing for a "wider operating window" as dictated by the power limitations of the device, resulting in improved ruggedness and reliability.

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