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RF & Microwave This Week in the News Engineering Crossword Puzzle
October 9, 2016

This engineering crossword puzzle contains words and clues related to topics that appeared in the past week's technical headline news (clues with an asterisk* after them). If you paid attention to the items in the upper left-hand column on the RF Cafe homepage, you'll have a bit of an easier time with the answers. Enjoy!


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acr. = acronym, abbr. = abbreviation, pl. = plural, wds. = words

RF & Microwave This Week in the News Engineering Crossword Puzzle - RF Cafe

ACROSS DOWN
2. This represents a €113.B opportunity for EU countries (1 number + 1 letter, spelled out)*

6. iPhone copies this company's 'exploding phones'*

11. Telex-Over-Radio (abbr.)

13. Greek letter

14. Electromagnetic (abbr.)

15. Discoverer of Jupiter's moons

19. Start frequency (abbr.)

20. Semiconductor On Insulator (abbr.)

23. The computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey

24. 30 GHz to 300 GHz

26. Automated Test Equipment (abbr.)

28. This company announced a 3,000 person layoff in Sweden*

30. Straight line emanating from a point source

33. Uses a DMM, o-scope, ruler, etc.

35. Digital Signal Processor (abbr.)

36. Susan _____, "Microwave Journal" magazine editor (c2014)

38. Ham's code for "Net is Free (not controlled)."

40. Spurious RF products created by metal joints (abbr., pl.)

41. IC

43. World's largest yearly convention of gadget and device manufacturers (abbr.)

45. Positive voltage lead color

47. Ham's code for "Is my transmission being interfered with?"

48. Discipline for aircraft navigation in low visibility environments (abbr.)

49. Type of data storage IC (abbr.)

51. This country lags behind London in 102 Across coverage (abbr.)*

53. Army-Navy specification prefix (abbr.)

54. Front end of a rocket

56. Very large unit of apparent power (abbr.)

57. Display type

58. Computer Assisted Design and Development

59. Last stage in a transmitter (abbr.)

61. Semiconductor and calculator company (abbr.)

62. An ellipse has two of them

64. Precision landing system (abbr.)

65. Maximum Usable Frequency

67. Unit of current

68. Unit of atmospheric pressure (abbr.)

69. This organization just ratified the P802.3bz Ethernet standard (abbr.)*

71. Imperfection in a crystal lattice

72. Network file transfer protocol (abbr.)

75. Vector Offset Frequency Shift Keying

78. Gallium nitride chemical symbol

80. First edition of a book, white paper, app note, etc.

84. Design for Manufacturability (abbr.)

85. Method applied to electrical component specifications to account for temperature extremities

88. Angular speed unit

89. Degree of IC sophistication (abbr.)

91. Greek letter

92. Electronics components & batteries supplier based in Japan

93. Chemical symbol for gadolinium

95. James _______ discovered the aberration of light

97. Local Oscillator (abbr.)

98. File name extension for an ASCII file

100. Mr. Piper's famous yellow airplane

101. Administered

102. 51 Across lags behind London in this (1 number + 1 letter, spelled out)*

1. Circuit configuration w/feedback (2 wds.)

3. Things in a bill of material

4. Volt-ohmmeter (abbr.)

5. Chemical symbol for erbium

7. Chemical symbol for strontium

8. 300 MHz to 3 GHz

9. Front end of a rocket (pl.)

10. Employees at this company threw a 'hissyfit' over the acquisition of LinkedIn*

12. Chemical symbol for silicon

15. Gallium nitride chemical symbol

16. Chemical symbol for aluminum

17. BS__ - the degree held by many RF Cafe visitors

18. Unit of resistance

21. Type of logic gate (pl.)

22. Input intercept point (abbr.)

23. Chemical symbol for holmium

25. Chemical symbol for iron

26. Automatic repeat request used in AMTOR (abbr.)

27. Base of the decimal number system

29. Circuit theorem stating that the effects of multiple individual sources may be summed to yield overall response

30. Chemical symbol for radium

31. The unit of electrical current

32. Chemical symbol for ytterbium

34. Rms current times rms voltage (2 wds.)

36. Type of flip-flop

37. Amateur radio abbreviation for the Oceania region (abbr.)

39. This company's early personal computer has been on the job for 25 years*

42. La Place, Z-, or Fourier

43. "Calling any amateur radio station"

44. Type of component package (abbr.)

46. Does a total memory transfer

48. This country's spectrum auction was due to end in a week

50. Rádio Nacional de Angola (abbr.)

52. Large unit of apparent power (abbr.)

53. Logic family

55. Miniature RF connector

58. The ARRL is gauging the impact of a revised Distracted Driving Law in this state*

60. Lowest operational frequency of a waveguide

63. Inventor of the teleprompter (2 wds.)

65. 1/000 of an amp (abbr.)

66. Type of modulation (abbr.)

70. 1.602E-19 Joules

71. Type of modulation (abbr.)

73. Total radiated power (abbr.)

74. Spurious RF products created by metal joints (abbr.)

76. Opposite of I.D.

77. Decimeter (abbr.)

78. Image file format name extension

79. Type of logic gate

81. Indium Gallium Phosphor semiconductor (abbr.)

82. Modulation type (abbr.)

83. Lower sideband (abbr.)

85. 24 hours

86. Chemical symbol for europium

87. Graphics workshop software

90. Infrared (abbr.)

91. Test equipment (abbr.)

94. Digital Signal Processor (abbr.)

96. Decimeter (abbr.)

97. Cable termination type

99. Chemical symbol for chlorine

100. Chemical symbol for chromium


See solution below

 

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