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TDK improves PFC efficiency

Power factor correction (PFC) can be more efficient at partial loads, according to UK power supply firm TDK-Lambda, which has patented its technique. PFC is a technique employed in mains power supplies to prevent them injecting harmonic distortion into the mains (see box below). However, “the switching loss in…

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REF university research tables steer UK funding

The 2014 REF (Research Excellence Framework)  results been officially published today, being noteworthy for their influence on UK research investment. Specifically, the research was conducted by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), the Scottish Funding Council (SFC), the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) and the Department…

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Crocus sensors for flexible displays

Crocus, the magnetically enhanced IC specialist, has prototyped a bendable display using flexible sensors and is looking for applications and customers for it…

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Fab Lab inspires designers of the future

Aspiring electronics designers took part in a 30 hour hackathon at the Fab Lab London last weekend. Fab Lab London is a purpose built digital fabrication and rapid prototyping workspace in the City of London. It was created by business incubators Bathtub2Boardroom and the RSA Great Recovery initiative to provide…

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