Microwave Engineering Crossword Puzzle
February 7, 2016

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

Microwave Engineering Crossword Puzzle for February 7, 2016 - RF Cafe

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1. Ratio of the maximum carrier frequency deviation to the modulating frequency at a given instant in an FM transmitter (2 wds.)

12. Chemical symbol for niobium

13. Software function selection mechanisms

14. Filter type that blocks frequencies in a specified band (abbr.)

16. Unit of frequency (archaic, abbr.)

18. "Texting" (abbr.)

21. Logic gate output configuration (abbr.)

22. Ultra High Voltage (abbr.)

24. Chemical symbol for thallium

25. Science of assuring operation amid dense EM background noise (abbr.)

27. Degree of IC sophistication (abbr.)

28. The "S" in SOIC

30. Change from one thing into another

31. Front end of a rocket (pl.)

34. Internet protocol (abbr.)

35. Permeability-tuned oscillator (abbr.)

37. Mass unit (abbr., pl.)

38. Chemical symbol for radon

39. Half of DSB

41. Current-voltage phase mnemonic

42. Web page language

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

47. Turn on the computer

49. Chemical symbol for gallium

50. System On Chip

53. Color quality

54. Code for a type of electrical wire insulation (abbr.)

56. Chemical symbol for cadmium

57. Amateur radio enthusiast

59. Type of chart

60. _____ Percy Maxim, founder of the ARRL

62. The LM741 was the first

63. Curve formed by a point which moves according to a mathematically defined rule

66. Galilean moon

67. Powers pneumatic devices

69. Type of digital filter (abbr.)

70. Chemical symbol for lead

71. Curly-Q type light bulb (abbr.)

73. Multiplexer (abbr.)

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

76. _____&Schwarz

79. Thread cutting tools

81. Electrical safety organization (abbr.)

82. Volt-ohmmeter (abbr.)

83. Exponent that returns the original number

84. Shorthand for liquid oxygen

85. Chemical symbol for strontium

2. Switch position

3. Logarithmic unit of ratio (abbr., pl.)

4. Modulation type (acr.)

5. Temporary Engineering Change document (abbr.)

6. Unwanted mixing of two or more RF signals that creates unintended frequencies

7. One port of an amplifier

8. Unit of time (abbr.)

9. Logarithmic unit of voltage (abbr.)

10. Chemical symbol for erbium

11. Decimeter (abbr.)

15. Ham-ese for Young Lady

17. Applied + _____________ + Sciences, LINC2 RF system analysis software

19. Transitions from solid to liquid phase

20. Type of component package (abbr.)

22. Unit of time (abbr.)

23. Device for allowing two surfaces to rotate wrt each other

24. Junction between two different metals that produces a voltage related to a temperature difference (pl.)

26. Centimeter (abbr.)

27. Unit of inductance (abbr.)

28. Chemical symbol for silicon

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

32. Unix, Linux or Windows (abbr.)

33. Chemical symbol for tin

36. Unix, Linux or Windows (abbr.)

37. Unit of frequency (archaic, abbr.)

40. Filter type that blocks frequencies in a specified band (abbr.)

41. Network department (abbr.)

42. Chemical symbol for mercury

43. Unit of time (abbr.)

45. Unit of inductance (abbr.)

46. One component of a complex number (abbr.)

47. Bandwidth (abbr.)

48. Time delay (abbr.)

51. Describes a region on a semiconductor that has a linear and symmetric I-V curve

52. Chemical symbol for calcium

54. Semiconductor and calculator company (abbr.)

55. The shape of a circularly polarized antenna

58. Chemical symbol for molybdenum

59. Min-to-max voltage of a waveform (abbr.)

60. Opposite of a LO

61. A common battery cell size

64. Type of logic gate

65. Chemical symbol for antimony

68. Part of this website's title

69. Upper frequency (abbr.)

72. Chemical symbol for lawrencium

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

74. Chemical symbol for copper

75. 1.602E-19 Joules

77. Chemical symbol for holmium

78. Morse Code for "from"

79. Ham abbreviation for "distant station"

80. Chemical symbol for strontium


See solution below

 

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Microwave Engineering Crossword Puzzle Solution for February 7, 2016 - RF Cafe

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