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Engineering Crossword Puzzle
October 7, 2012

Note: A standard for crossword puzzles is when all words in a clue are capitalized, the solution is the abbreviation or acronym for that clue; e.g., Alternating Current = AC.
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Engineering Themed Crossword Puzzle for October 7, 2012 - RF Cafe

1. Current-voltage phase mnemonic for capacitance
4. Make equal
8. Person responsible for program spending (abbr.)
11. Design for Manufacturability (abbr.)
12. 10 decibels
13. Stock symbol for Advanced Micro Devices
15. Early computer display screen recolution (abbr.)
16. 30 Hz to 300 Hz
17. Chemical symbol for lawrencium
18. A common battery cell size
21. Chemical symbol for cobalt
22. Cellphone band below PCS
23. Association of North American Radio Clubs
25. A concern of Boolean equations
26. Start frequency (abbr.)
27. BS__ - the degree held by many RF Cafe visitors
28. The "E" in BER
29. Unit of frequency (archaic, abbr.)
31. Bands between RF and baseband
33. Chemical symbol for mendelevium
34. Direct Memory Access (abbr.)
37. Opposite of a LO
39. 1/000 of an amp (abbr.)
40. Image file format name extension
43. Glue together
45. Between-series connector
46. End-to-end joint
47. Impurity in a semiconductor that adds a mobile electron in the conduction band
48. Unit used in the measurement of radioactivity that was named after a winner of the Nobel Prize in both Physics and Chemistry
49. Semiconductor lamps
50. Discoverer of Jupiter's moons
54. Frequency division multiple access (abbr.)
56. Using the moon as a passive reflector to establish a signal path; moonbounce (abbr.)
57. Chemical symbol for erbium
58. Chemical symbol for manganese
59. A keyboard key
60. Network department (abbr.)
61. Flash caused by an electric current ionizing a gas or vapor
63. Multifunctional silicon devices (abbr.)
65. Adjustment dial (pl.)
66. Filter type that blocks frequencies below and above a specified band (abbr.)
67. 3 MHz to 30 MHz
69. Bore a hole
71. Provider of services for telecommunications systems in Switzerland (abbr.)
73. U.K. equivalent of the IEEE
76. Chemical symbol for silver
78. Nuclear explosion byproduct harmful to electronic (abbr.)
79. Chemical symbol for holmium
80. Method of self-detection and self-fixing transmission of digital data (abbr.)
82. U.S. Spectrum allocation agency
83. Airflow rate (abbr.)
85. Big Blue
86. Digital storage oscilloscope (abbr.)
87. End of Life (abbr.)
88. Add an ion during semiconductor processing
89. Direct Digital Synthesis (abbr.)
1. Theoretical
2. Curly-Q type light bulb (abbr.)
3. Electromotive force (abbr.)
4. Digital transmission figure of merit (abbr.)
5. Chemical symbol for aluminum
6. Chemical symbol for calcium
7. Science of assuring operation amid dense EM background noise (abbr.)
8. Imaging device (abbr.)
9. Feedback system used to maintain constant level (abbr.)
10. Similar to a laser, but at lower frequencies
12. Color representing "0"
14. Added an impurity to a semiconductor
18. Primary U.S. standards organization founded in 1918 (abbr.)
19. A common battery cell size
20. Amateur Radio Emergency Service (abbr.)
23. Sound frequency in the human hearing range (abbr.)
24. European equivalent to the U.L.
30. Restores batteries
32. Network file transfer protocol (abbr.)
33. Father of radio
34. Logarithmic ratio (abbr.)
35. Short for modulator/demodulator
36. Positive electrode
38. Opposite of O.D.
39. Chemical symbol for molybdenum
40. Bushing used to direct the path of a pushrod
41. Things in a bill of material
42. Unit of length (abbr.)
44. The system than converts common website names to IP addresses (abbr.)
46. Notch type filter (abbr.)
49. Front edge of a wing (abbr.)
51. Chemical symbol for argon
52. Discipline for aircraft navigation in low visibility environments (abbr.)
53. 1/6 inch printer's measure
55. Type of current flow (abbr.)
60. First name of a British scientist of falling apple fame
61. Nearest and furthest points to the center of gravitational attraction for a body in orbit
62. Divide a signal into into chunks for sampling
64. Optical storage medium
65. Cutting instrument
66. Stock symbol for Boeing
68. Type of modulation (abbr.)
70. Search engine
72. Centimeter (abbr.)
74. Engineering Change Order (abbr.)
75. High-speed logic family
77. Ground fault interrupter (abbr.)
79. Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor
80. Frequency Division Duplex
81. IC killer (abbr.)
84. Unit of length (abbr.)
85. One port of an amplifier

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