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Microwave Engineering Crossword Puzzle
January 4, 2015

This is 2015's first Microwave Engineering Crossword Puzzle. As with all my other custom generated crosswords, you will find only engineering and science related words and clues. Enjoy, and have a Happy New Year!

Reproduction of this puzzle without the express permission of RF Cafe is prohibited.

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

MIcrowave Engineering Crossword Puzzle for Janaury 4, 2015 - RF Cafe

1. Software language by Borland (now Embarcadero)

5. Nationality of most Rohde & Schwarz HQ employees

10. Vacuum tube element placed between control grid and plate in a pentode (2 wds.)

19. Write-Once (abbr.)

20. With 104 Down, part of this website's title

22. Parameter that is a figure of merit for receiver performance in presence of multiple signals (abbr.)

23. First-in, first-out, abbr.

24. One cutoff frequency specification for a bandpass filter

26. Unit of time (abbr.)

28. Separated by specific distances

32. Network department (abbr.)

33. Chemical symbol for palladium

34. Stock symbol for Boeing

36. Gun safety and education organization (abbr.)

37. Chemical symbol for holmium

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

40. Boob tube (abbr.)

41. Type of data conversion device (abbr.)

43. Another name for zip cord (2 wds.)

47. Gallium nitride chemical symbol

48. One type of electron spin

50. Brand of hobby knife

53. Type of amplifier or equation

55. Multiprotocol Label Switching (abbr.)

56. Current-voltage phase mnemonic

57. Follow a target on radar

59. Unit of time (abbr.)

60. Positive electrodes

62. Electromagnetic (abbr.)

63. Adjust a pot

64. Add solder to tip of iron

66. Product of power and time

71. Common average used for sinewaves (abbr.)

72. Chemical symbol for beryllium

73. Device under test (abbr.)

75. Ham's code for "What is the correct time?"

76. Describes a resistor with hued bands that indicate its resistance value (2 wds.)

78. Finite Element Analysis (abbr.)

79. Amateurese for "wife"

80. Chemical symbol for einsteinium

81. Automatic Send-Receive (abbr.)

82. Plasma atmosphere layer of the sun

83. Time Division Multiplexing

84. Method of sending high-speed digital signals on electric distribution wires, a Ham's nemesis (abbr.)

85. Multifunctional silicon devices (abbr.)

86. Empty space left in rocket fuel tank to allow for fuel expansion

88. Morse Code for "from"

90. Name the English scientist who first performed the famous double slit experiment and also played a major role in deciphering the Rosetta Stone

92. Peak Inverse Voltage

93. Stock symbol for Intel

95. Spurious signals

100. Radio navigation system (abbr.)

102. Chemical symbol for praseodymium

103. Error checking scheme (abbr.)

105. Its chemical symbol is Se

106. BER, 8 bits at a time

107. Type of component package (abbr.)

109. Semiconductor On Insulator (abbr.)

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

112. Attenuator

114. Chemical symbol for silicon

115. Type of modulation (abbr.)

116. Intel x86 command for " jump if above"

117. Mr. Edison's first name

121. Chemical symbol for cobalt

122. Bipolar Field-Effect Transistor

124. Counter ElectroMotive Force (abbr.)

127. One port on a FET

129. Electronics manufacturer with "meatball" logo

130. Chemical symbol for helium

132. People who perform the "D" part of R&D

133. The point that is the same distance from every point on the circumference of a circle (UK spelling)

134. Type of transistor (abbr.)

2. Modern battlefield technique (abbr.)

3. Line of Sight (abbr.)

4. International Reply Coupon (abbr.)

6. Chemical symbol for einsteinium

7. A cellphone amplifier, for example (abbr.)

8. Lowest power level capable of being demodulated (abbr.)

9. Chemical symbol for argon

10. Chemical symbol for silicon

11. Chemical symbol for californium

12. Automaton

13. Chemical symbol for europium

14. Silicon transistor type (abbr.)

15. General Packet Radio Service

16. Government program to bring electricity to farms (abbr.)

17. Infrared (abbr.)

18. Semiconductor company based in Norwood, MA (2 wds.)

21. Chemical symbol for iron

23. Frequency division multiple access (abbr.)

25. Grouping of I/Q modulation vectors

27. Chemical symbol for strontium

29. Chemical symbol for platinum

30. Capacitor manufacturer

31. Digital intelligence

33. Astronomical distance of 3.26 light years

35. The "A" in BGA

37. The computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey

39. Reduce noise

42. Ph.D.

43. Computer communication scheme (abbr.)

44. Related to FM by a differential

45. European equivalent to the U.L.

46. Deutsche Industrie Normenausschuss

47. World's first satellite navigation system, abbr.

49. Modulation technique (abbr.)

51. Automatic Testing, Evaluation & Reporting (abbr.)

52. Type of computer display (abbr.)

54. Popular graphics program

55. Akin to EEs, CEs, AEs, etc.

58. International phonetic alphabet letter "K"

61. Direct Memory Access (abbr.)

63. ESD protective apparel

65. Negation prefix

67. Logical negation operator

68. Type of current

69. Opposite of local

70. Chemical symbol for gadolinium

72. Word used in describing 2-D and 3-D object dimensions; i.e., 10 mm __ 25 mm

74. Unit of time (abbr.)

75. Ham's code for "Can you acknowledge receipt?"

76. Chemical symbol for cobalt

77. Its chemical symbol is Ra

78. Field Programmable Gate Array (abbr.)

79. More than one XCVR

81. Circuit for maintaining constant voltage (abbr.)

82. The largest asteroid

84. Low- to mid- frequency RF connector

85. Input intercept point (abbr.)

86. Coordinated Universal Time (abbr.)

87. One state of matter

89. Electronic warfare defense (abbr.)

91. Universal Asynchronous Transmit/Receive (abbr.)

94. The design component of total product cost (abbr.)

96. Dilbert's female co-worker

97. Chemical symbol for selenium

98. One port of an amplifier

99. Image file format name extension

101. Stock symbol for National Semiconductor

104. With 20 Across, the world's best engineering website

106. Robert Watson-___, "Father of Radar"

108. 1/000 of an amp (abbr.)

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

112. Peak Inverse Voltage

113. Keyboard key

116. Prefix used on many MIL-SPEC components

118. Chemical symbol for mercury

119. Original Equipment Manufacturer (abbr.)

120. 3 GHz to 30 GHz

122. Chemical symbol for beryllium

123. Part of a FOR loop

125. Chemical symbol for erbium

126. 1E6 nanoseconds

127. Electronics manufacturer with "meatball" logo

128. Chemical symbol for erbium

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

See solution below


2015 Crosswords Archive

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All of these crossword puzzles were created using the fabulous Crossword Express (now called "Magnum Opus") software.

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