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Electronics Theme Crossword Puzzle
May 14th, 2023

This custom RF Cafe electronics-themed crossword puzzle for May 14th contains words and clues which pertain exclusively to the subjects of electronics, science, physics, mechanics, engineering, power distribution, astronomy, chemistry, etc. If you do see names of people or places, they are intimately related to the aforementioned areas of study. Being that "N" is the 14th letter of the alphabet, it is used as the first and/or last letter of many words in today's crossword puzzle. As always, you will find no references to numbnut movie stars or fashion designers. Need more crossword RF Cafe puzzles? A list at the bottom of the page links to hundreds of them dating back to the year 2000. Enjoy.

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

Electronics Themed Crossword Puzzle for May 14, 2023 - RF Cafe

1. He was the first man to walk on the Moon (2 wds.)
7. Intermodulation (abbr.)
9. Type of leadless surface mount IC package (abbr.)
11. Singulated piece of IC wafer
12. ________ _____ - Degrees of separation between two lines meeting at a common vertex (2 wds., abbr.)
13. RF computer network
15. Chemical symbol for neon
17. Key feature in a high level overvoltage protection device (pl.)
20. Intel x86 command for " jump if above"
21. Innovative Power Products, Holbrook, NY (abbr.)
23. A measure of receiver quality (abbr.)
24. 10 decibels
26. First man to orbit the earth - ____ Gagarin
29. Semiconductor On Insulator (abbr.)
30. An arc of a circle equal to one eighth of its circumference
32. Equivalent circuit type using a current source and parallel resistor
34. Official Space Shuttle designation (abbr.)
35. Part of a male connector
37. Amateur Radio Association (abbr.)
38. Classical physics guy, British
42. PC follower
44. Containing interfering information
48. Boolean expression (pl.)
51. Measure of source / load mismatch (abbr.)
52. Service of the ARRL that helps hams solve technical problems (abbr.)
54. Forerunner to NASA
55. "Peace Prize" endowment creator, who made his fortune on the discovery of dynamite
57. Unit of apparent power (abbr.)
58. CB slang for geographical location
60. Feedback system used to maintain constant signal level (abbr.)
62. Transformer interwinding connection
64. System for guiding aircraft (abbr.)
66. Rechargeable battery type (abbr., pl.)
69. Its chemical symbol is Ni
72. Ovenized crystal oscillator (abbr.)
74. Frequency
76. Synchronous Digital Hierarchy
77. Akin to an EE, CE, AE, etc.
79. The design component of total product cost (abbr.)
80. Unix, Linux or Windows (abbr.)
81. Stock symbol for National Instruments
83. Chemical symbol for cadmium
84. Trims a piece of Kapton tape to length
87. 1E6 nanoseconds
88. System On Chip
90. Type of logic gate
91. Chemical symbol for palladium
92. Process by which free electrons and holes interact to produce current flow across a PN junction
1. Fuel additive
2. Analog-to-Digital (abbr.)
3. Slang for transmitter and/or receiver
4. A type of average
5. Service of the ARRL that helps hams solve technical problems (abbr.)
6. Chemical symbol for radium
7. S12 or S21 (abbr.)
8. 1/000 of an amp (abbr.)
9. Type of leadless surface mount IC package (abbr., pl.)
10. ________ Semiconductor, maker of analog ICs & former employer of Bob Pease
13. Straight line emanating from a point source
14. The "N" in SNR (pl.)
15. Type of aircraft dope
16. Governmental agency that monitors pollution (abbr.)
18. Circuit for firing a radar magnetron (abbr.)
19. Electron beam particle
22. Silicon transistor type
24. Filter type that blocks frequencies in a specified band (abbr.)
25. Long Range Aid to Navigation
27. Unit of time (abbr.)
28. Stock symbol for Raytheon
31. Chemical element abbreviated Sn
33. 10E-9 numerical prefix
36. Negation prefix
39. National Bureau of Standards radio station (time signals)
40. Followed a target on radar
41. Its chemical symbol is N
43. Chemical element abbreviated Sn
45. ________ _____ - Degrees of separation between two lines meeting at a common vertex (2 wds., abbr.)
46. Move in a raster pattern
47. Type of antenna (pl.)
49. Logarithmic ratio (abbr.)
50. Adjust a pot
53. Describes energy at rest
56. Computer communication scheme (abbr.)
59. Elemental compound used for microwave frequency reference oscillators (abbr.)
61. Imaging device (abbr., pl.)
63. Part of a male connector
65. Cyanide (abbr.)
67. ampere-hour (abbr.)
68. Miniature threaded RF connector
70. Error checking scheme (abbr.)
71. Name of the first series in the spectrum of hydrogen
73. An abbreviation for "transceiver"
75. Electrical overstress (abbr.)
78. European Telecommunications Standards Institute (abbr.)
81. Stock symbol for National Semiconductor
82. Charged particle
85. One type of electron spin
86. Time delay (abbr.)
87. Chemical symbol for molybdenum
89. Chemical symbol for calcium

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2023 Crosswords Archive

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