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Wireless Engineering Crossword Puzzle
January 18, 2015


This week's Wireless Engineering crossword puzzle contains the usual collection of science, math, and engineering terms, and also includes a couple topics that have been in the technical news headlines lately. Enjoy.

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

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

Wireless Engineering Crossword Puzzle for January 18, 2015 - RF Cafe

2. Devices on an axle used to hold a wheel in place

5. New company formed by RFMD and TriQuint merger

8. Basic PN junction component (pl.)

13. Amplifier linearity specification (abbr.)

15. Unit of capacitance (abbr.)

16. Logic family

18. Rádio Nacional de Angola (abbr.)

21. Unit of frequency (archaic, abbr.)

22. Newest buzz phrase for ubiquitous remote control and monitoring of everything (abbr.)

24. Part of this website's title

25. Chemical symbol for thulium

27. RF ____, the world's best engineering website

29. Early predecessor to an online forum (abbr.)

31. Sample-and-____

33. Modulation type (abbr.)

35. Chemical symbol for selenium

36. Thread cutting tools

38. Chemical symbol for tantalum

39. Determines proper functionality

41. Chemical symbol for lanthanum

42. Enhanced Datarates for Global Evolution

44. Substrate for mounting components (abbr.)

45. End of transmission (abbr.)

46. High Data Rate

47. Abbreviation for acknowledge (also a common word used by Bill the Cat)

48. Negative temperature coefficient (abbr.)

49. Type of logic gate (pl.)

50. Opening for airflow

53. Equalizer (abbr.)

55. Silicon transistor type (abbr.)

56. Weight (abbr.)

57. Unit of resistance (pl.)

60. Chemical symbol for lutetium

61. Mr. Fermi's first name

62. Software language by Borland

63. Chemical symbol for arsenic

64. Connector ____, RF connector manufacturer in Merlin, OR

66. Unit of inductance (abbr.)

67. Country of RF Cafe's residency

68. 1/000 of an amp (abbr.)

69. Short video segment

71. International Telecommunications Union

72. A common battery cell size

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

75. Effective frontal area presented to a microwave interrogation system (abbr.)

77. Gun safety and education organization (abbr.)

78. Amateur Radio Association (abbr.)

80. Connector vendor, now owned by FCI in St. Louis, Missouri

83. Part of a FOR loop

85. One of many similar appendages of a fan

87. Upper frequency (abbr.)

88. Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (abbr.)

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

93. Chemical symbol for antimony

94. Positive emitter-coupled logic (abbr.)

96. International Microwave Symposium (abbr.)

97. Time Division Multiple Access

99. Abbreviation for peak voltage

100. Chemical symbol for nickel

101. Ground fault interrupter (abbr.)

103. Ratio of circumference to diameter

104. Transmit Incremental Tuning (abbr.)

106. Abbreviation for acknowledge (also a common word used by Bill the Cat)

107. Chemical symbol for radon

109. Variable Frequency Oscillator

110. Satellite EHF Communications for Mobile Multimedia

111. A coherent monochrome light source

112. PC Card - with 68 pin interface

1. ESD protective apparel

2. Chemical symbol for cadmium

3. Filter type that blocks upper frequencies (abbr.)

4. Scheme to maintain proper frequency (abbr.)

5. Unit of liquid measure (abbr.)

6. Airfoil shapers

7. Type of logic gate

9. Intermodulation distortion (abbr.)

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

11. Chemical symbol for silicon

12. Things in a bill of material

14. 3 MHz to 30 MHz

16. Colorado Springs military school (abbr.)

17. European equivalent to the U.L.

19. Unit of inductance (abbr.)

20. Online service

23. Unix, Linux or Windows (abbr.)

25. Semiconductor and calculator company (abbr.)

26. Akin to an EE, CE, AE, etc.

28. Cause to decrease in magnitude

29. He stated the principle that the total energy in a stable fluid system is constant

30. IEEE802.11, FCC Part 15, and MIL-STD-202, for example

32. Its chemical symbol is La

33. Analog-to-Digital (abbr.)

34. Chemical symbol for magnesium

36. Logarithmic unit of voltage (abbr.)

37. Adjust a pot

39. Time delay (abbr.)

40. Chemical symbol for scandium

42. Engineering Change Order (abbr.)

43. Electrical overstress (abbr.)

51. Voltage-current phase mnemonic

52. Mate to a bolt

54. Ham's code for "Does my frequency vary?"

56. Unit of typing speed (abbr.)

58. The computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey

59. Degree of IC sophistication (abbr.)

64. Mr. Piper's famous yellow airplane

65. Yttrium Aluminum Garnet

69. Person responsible for program spending (abbr.)

70. Last stage in transmitter (abbr., pl.)

71. A false signal produced in a superheterodyne receiver's circuitry

74. Chemical symbol for lead

76. European equivalent to the U.L.

79. Negatively charged ion

81. Chemical symbol for einsteinium

82. Chemical symbol for rubidium

84. Ovenized crystal oscillator (abbr.)

86. Volts divided by resistance

87. Electronics components & batteries supplier based in Japan

89. Boob tube (abbr.)

90. Test point (abbr.)

92. Small unit of capacitance (abbr.)

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

95. Chemical symbol for lithium

97. Coefficient of temperature (abbr.)

98. Flash caused by an electric current ionizing a gas or vapor

100. A measure of receiver quality (abbr.)

102. Network department (abbr.)

103. Chemical symbol for polonium

105. Chemical symbol for thallium

106. Chemical symbol for argon

108. Home state of Los Alamos lab (abbr.)

109. Unit of apparent power (abbr.)

See solution below


2015 Crosswords Archive

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