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RF & Microwave Engineering Crossword Puzzle
August 9, 2015

This week's crossword puzzle, as with all RF Cafe puzzles, uses only words pertaining to engineering, science, mathematics, mechanics, chemistry, astronomy, etc. You will never find a reference to some obscure geological feature or city, or be asked to recall the name of some numbnut movie star or fashion designer. Enjoy!

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

RF & Microwave Engineering Crossword Puzzle for August 9, 2015 - RF Cafe

1. The Brits call them valves

5. Type of high frequency diode (abbr.)

10. Individual components like transistors, diodes, resistors, etc.

16. World's largest annual RF and microwave industry convention outside of the United States (abbr.)

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

18. __ + 20 Across is the world's most popular engineering website

20. 18 Across + ____ is the world's most popular engineering website

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

23. Chemical symbol for lanthanum

25. U.K. equivalent of the IEEE

26. Decimeter (abbr.)

28. 3-phase transformer configuration

29. PC follower

30. Greek letter, used to indicate summation

33. Stock symbol for Advanced Micro Devices

34. Readability, Signal, and Tone (QoS report type)

36. Martin ____, "Test & Measurement World" magazine editor (c2009)

37. Thing in a bill of material

38. Common gateway interface (abbr.)

39. _____ Instruments, a programmable delay line manufacturer in Bellevue, WA

41. Ham's code for "What is your location?"

43. Minutes of Use (abbr.)

44. Unit of length (abbr.)

45. The result of a successful search

47. Tuning step

50. Modulation type (abbr.)

53. Chemical symbol for chromium

54. Inserting a doping ion into a semiconductor lattice

59. Sporadic E-layer ionospheric propagation (hyph.)

62. 1.602E-19 Joules

64. Singulated piece of IC wafer

65. Trim a piece of Kapton tape to length

66. Arithmetic Logic Unit (abbr.)

67. Device attached to an antenna mast which rotates it so that the antenna can point in different directions

70. System for guiding aircraft (abbr.)

71. Boob tube (abbr.)

73. Antenna radiated power measurement (abbr.)

75. Display type

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

77. Alloy of copper and zinc

78. Multifunctional silicon devices (abbr.)

79. Unit of length equal to 5.5 yards

81. Test point (abbr.)

83. Direct Memory Access (abbr.)

84. Galilean moon

85. Chemical symbol for xenon

88. Fourth largest asteroid

90. Chemical symbol for platinum

91. Logic family (abbr.)

93. Miniature RF connector (pl.)

95. The rotating part of a motor (pl.)

96. Inventor of the incandescent light bulb

97. Troubleshooting software

1. Base of the binary number system

2. Chemical symbol for beryllium

3. Swiss mathematician who extensively studied complex numbers

4. Miniature threaded RF connector

6. Unit of frequency (archaic, abbr.)

7. Archaic retirement plan

8. Chemical symbol for arsenic

9. Adjusted

11. Trigger circuit to convert a given waveform to a square wave output

12. Chemical symbol for calcium

13. Radio frequency interference (abbr.)

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

15. Type of component package (abbr.)

19. Finite Element Analysis (abbr.)

22. Pure carrier (abbr.)

24. Automated Test Equipment (abbr.)

26. High speed data over telephone lines (abbr.)

27. Reliability measure (abbr.)

29. Additive white gaussian noise

31. International Telecommunications Union

32. Electronics manufacturer with "meatball" logo

33. Chemical symbol for silver

34. Read-only (abbr.)

35. A level-triggered circuit that 'cleans' up digital signal edges

38. Computer "brain" (abbr.)

39. Part of CRC

40. The "Y" in YAG

42. 3 MHz to 30 MHz

46. One cutoff frequency specification for a bandpass filter

48. Type of flip flop

49. Chemical symbol for selenium

51. Volts, meters, pints, pounds, eg.

52. Chemical symbol for bismuth

55. Between-series connector

56. Temporary Engineering Change document (abbr.)

57. Type of aircraft dope

58. Triangular joint filler added for strength (pl.)

60. Small DIP package (abbr.)

61. Last stage in a transmitter (abbr.)

63. Electrical unit of potential difference

68. ___/IP scheme for networked connectivity

69. Opposite of I.D.

72. Unit of apparent power (abbr.)

73. Electronics Industry Association (abbr.)

74. Device used to make contact with a point to be measured

77. Graphics file extension

80. Ham abbreviation for "distant station"

82. Mate to a bolt

84. Intermodulation distortion (abbr.)

86. Unit of energy

87. 1/000 of an amp (abbr.)

88. Intel x86 command for " jump if above"

89. Greek letter used for frequency

91. Semiconductor and calculator company (abbr.)

92. Local Oscillator (abbr.)

94. Chemical symbol for antimony

See solution below


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