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July 11, 2010

2010 Engineering & Science Crossword Puzzles

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RF Cafe - Engineering & Science Crossword Puzzle, 7/11/2010


1. Part of a gyroscope that facilitates free movement of the reference sphere

4. Electronically imaged a document

7. Chemical symbol for tin

9. 3 MHz to 30 MHz

10. Network department (abbr.)

11. Electronic Variable Optical Attenuator (abbr.)

13. Chemical symbol for gallium

15. Balun with both ports unbalanced (pl.)

18. Custom metal parts (shields, etc.) etching company located in Chicago, IL

21. Noise source and measurement company in Parsippany, NJ

24. Filter type that blocks lower frequencies (abbr.)

25. Opposite of a LO

26. Join a male and a female connector

30. Test point (abbr.)

31. Family of ICs with a certain component density level (abbr.)

33. Chemical symbol for selenium

34. ___- +35A Microwave, RF switch manufacturer in Ventura, CA

35. 34A- ___ Microwave, RF switch manufacturer in Ventura, CA

38. European spectrum allocation agency (abbr.)

40. Electrical overstress (abbr.)

41. Configure a switch to make electrical contact

43. RF computer network

46. Mass unit (abbr.)

47. _____ International, wireless modules & products supplier in Fairfield, CT

49. Type of spread spectrum that does not use direct sequence spreading (abbr.)

50. Material testing organization (abbr.)

52. Greek letter (micro)

54. Common shorthand reference for a capacitor

56. Chemical symbol for mercury

57. 30 GHz to 300 GHz

58. Elemental compound used for microwave frequency reference oscillators (abbr., pl.)

60. Type of current flow (abbr.)

62. Multifunctional silicon devices (abbr.)

65. A measure of receiver quality (abbr.)

66. Chemical symbol for arsenic

68. Time delay (abbr.)

69. Digital storage oscilloscope (abbr.)

70. A crescent shaped figure formed on a sphere or plane by two intersecting arcs

71. Specialized mobile radio (abbr.)

72. Mr. de Forest's first name

74. The "C" in CDMA

76. Describes when a synchronous motor loses phase lock

79. Special diode type that can be switched (abbr.)

80. PCB metal area where component leads attach

81. Unit of length (abbr.)

82. Finite Element Analysis (abbr.)

85. Army-Navy specification prefix

86. KR ___________, RF/microwave filter company in Avenel, NJ

87. Programmable Logic Device (abbr.)


1. Unit of frequency

2. Band between RF and BB

3. The constellation in which Canopus is located

4. A length of transmission line that is open or shorted at one end

5. 10^-9 numerical prefix

6. Reduces receiver sensitivity due to overload from a nearby transmitter

7. Small Office/Home Office (abbr.)

8. 1e-6 mA

12. Megohm (abbr.)

14. Sound frequency in the human hearing range (abbr.)

16. 1

17. Half of a DIP

19. Attenuator topology (hyph.)

20. A common battery cell size

22. Highest value in a list

23. Colby ___________, high-precision programmable delay line (PDL) instruments maker in Bellevue, WA

27. Unit of weight

28. Modern battlefield technique (abbr.)

29. Microwave products supplier in San Jose, CA

32. Things in a bill of material

36. Chemical symbol for einsteinium

37. Electrical safety organization (abbr.)

39. Programmable logic device (abbr.)

41. Metric system (abbr.)

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

44. Japanese semiconductor & equipment manufacturer (abbr.)

45. Indication of quality of received message

46. Units of 1000 CPS

48. 1/000 of an amp (abbr.)

50. Formerly HP Test & Measurement

51. Boob tube (abbr.)

53. 300 MHz to 3 GHz

55. Current summing point (pl.)

59. Logic family (abbr.)

60. Amplifier Solutions Corporation, located in Colmar, PA (abbr.)

61. Cause the temperature to drop

63. Chemical symbol for copper

64. 1/60 of a minute of angular measurement

66. Unit of current

67. Chemical symbol for strontium

71. Real estate where equipment is located

73. Reflected radar or sonar signal

75. 10^1 numerical prefix

77. 30 kHz to 300 kHz

78. Method of self-detection and self-fixing transmission of digital data (abbr.)

82. Chemical symbol for iron

83. PC follower

84. Chemical symbol for silicon

85. Chemical symbol for aluminum

See solution below

RF Cafe - Engineering & Science Crossword Puzzle solution, 7/11/2010

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