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RF System Analysis Crossword Puzzle
January 15, 2017

This week's crossword puzzle has an RF System Analysis theme. Most of the longer words are terms you will find in cascade calculators such as RF Cascade Workbook. Avid cruciverbalists amongst us appreciate that each week I create a new crossword puzzle that has a theme related to engineering, mathematics, chemistry, physics, and other technical words. You will never be asked the name of a movie star unless he/she was involved in a technical endeavor (e.g., Hedy Lamarr). Enjoy!

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

RF System Analysis Crossword Puzzle for January 15, 2017 - RF Cafe

1. Error checking scheme (abbr.)

3. Receiver power level circuitry (abbr.)

7. A common battery cell size

8. Short for "intermodulation"

10. Charged particle

11. Switch position

12. Unit of inductance (abbr.)

14. Network department (abbr.)

15. Carrier-to-noise ratio (abbr.)

17. Order of 6 Down often calculated

19. Chemical symbol for gadolinium

21. Modulation type (abbr.)

22. Chemical symbol for manganese

23. PC follower

25. Chemical symbol for arsenic

26. Ratio of output to input power, voltage, current, light, etc.

28. 1e-6 mA

29. Angular speed unit

30. Chemical symbol for mendelevium

31. Workplace safety group (abbr.)

32. Chemical symbol for thallium

33. Chemical symbol for erbium

35. Filter type that blocks frequencies below and above a specified band (abbr.)

36. Chemical symbol for molybdenum

37. Boob tube (abbr.)

39. 28 Down + ______, a parameter often calculated during system analysis

40. Peripheral Component Interface (abbr.)

41. Chemical symbol for selenium

43. Chemical symbol for argon

45. Analog-to-Digital (abbr.)

46. Input intercept point (abbr.)

48. Interference frequency component caused by system nonlinearities

49. Unit of length (abbr.)

50. Fail-____ switch

51. Data transmission pathway

1. Mathematical calculation of RF component string (2 wds.)

2. Chemical symbol for radium

4. Chemical symbol for silicon

5. Semiconductor On Insulator (abbr.)

6. The "IP" in IP2 and IP3 (2 wds., pl.)

8. One port of an amplifier

9. Decimeter (abbr.)

11. Type of logic gate

13. Chemical symbol for mercury

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

17. Chemical symbol for tin

18. 10E1 numerical prefix

20. Logarithmic unit of ratio

22. 1E6 nanoseconds

24. Order of 6 Down often calculated

25. Surrounding environmental temperature used when performing 1 Down

26. Chemical symbol for gallium

27. Stock symbol for National Semiconductor

28. _____ + 39 Across, a parameter often calculated during system analysis

29. Greek letter

30. 1/000 of an amp (abbr.)

32. Test point (abbr.)

34. Part of this website's title

35. Chemical symbol for beryllium

36. Unit of frequency (archaic, abbr.)

38. Unit of apparent power (abbr.)

40. Chemical symbol for palladium

42. Electronics Industry Association (abbr.)

44. Chemical symbol for rhodium

45. Type of current flow (abbr.)

47. Unit of capacitance (abbr.)

49. Upper frequency (abbr.)

See solution below


2017 Crosswords Archive

Visit the Crossword Express website - RF CafeTake a well-deserved break and try your hand at some of these goodies. Every word in the RF Cafe crossword puzzles is specifically related to engineering, mathematics, and science. There are no generic backfill words like many other puzzles give you, so you'll never see a clue asking for the name of a movie star or a mountain on the Russia-China border.

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

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