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Electronics Theme Crossword Puzzle
November 27th, 2022

This week's crossword puzzle for November 27th sports an electronics theme. All RF Cafe crossword puzzles are custom made by me, Kirt Blattenberger, and have only words and clues related to RF, microwave, and mm-wave engineering, optics, mathematics, chemistry, physics, and other technical subjects. As always, this crossword contains no names of politicians, mountain ranges, exotic foods or plants, movie stars, or anything of the sort unless it/he/she is related to this puzzle's technology theme (e.g., Reginald Denny, Hedy Lamarr, or the Tunguska event in Siberia). The technically inclined cruciverbalists amongst us will appreciate the effort. Enjoy!

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

Electronics Theme Crossword Puzzle for November 27th, 2022 - RF Cafe


1. Stack command
2. Chemical symbol for nickel
3. Image file format name extension
5. Term indicating profitability of a company (abbr.)
6. Infrared (abbr.)
7. _____ delay, which describes the time taken for information to pass through a circuit element
8. Inductor
9. American space agency (abbr.)
11. Unit of inductance (abbr.)
12. Circuit for maintaining constant voltage (abbr.)
14. A 3rd-order polynomial
15. Chemical symbol for iron
16. Min-to-max voltage of a waveform (abbr.)
17. Parameter that is a figure of merit for receiver performance in presence of multiple signals (abbr.)
18. International phonetic alphabet letter "D"
20. Chemically react to harden
21. Unit of inductance (abbr.)
23. Semiconductor On Insulator (abbr.)
26. Attenuator (pl.)
27. Have a chemically induced effect
29. Unintentionally change the oscillator frequency
31. Weatherproof cover for a radar antenna
33. The design component of total product cost (abbr.)
35. Active Electronically Scanned Array (abbr.)
36. Chemical symbol for silicon
37. Large array of disparate antennas (2 wds., pl.)
38. Digital communications figure of merit (3 wds.)
39. Its chemical symbol is Bi
42. Akin to EEs, CEs, AEs, etc. (abbr., pl.)
45. The "E" in laser (pl.)
46. State _______ - A type of drawing used in computer science and related fields to describe the behavior of systems (past tense)
47. Facility where semiconductors are manufactured
49. One of the Ws in WWW
52. Graphics file extension
54. A common RS-232 serial bus command (abbr.)
57. Type of 2-input logic gate that outputs a 1 when the inputs are different
60. Adjusted the specification for temperature
61. Original Equipment Manufacturer (abbr.)
65. Direct Digital Synthesis (abbr.)
68. Software drafting tool (abbr.)
71. Finite Element Analysis (abbr.)
73. Miniature RF connector
76. Network file transfer protocol (abbr.)
77. International Amateur Radio Union (abbr.)
78. Radio term for "Will Comply"
79. Nearest and furthest points to the center of gravitational attraction for a body in orbit
81. A common IC bond wire metal
82. Circuit element connecting PCB layers
83. Wireless Home Digital Interface (abbr.)
85. Chemical symbol for tantalum
86. 1/1000000 prefix
88. Threaded fastener
89. Narrowband Advanced Mobile Phone System (abbr.)
90. Singulated piece of IC wafer
91. Part of a screw that engages the driver
96. Chemical symbol for lanthanum
97. Wheel attachment points
99. 2/3 of a triac
101. World's first satellite navigation network of space and terrestrial elements (abbr.)
102. Most protruding part of planetary rings as seen from distance
105. Network department (abbr.)
106. Semiconductor and calculator company (abbr.)
107. Impenetrable physical barrier
109. ECM response
110. BS__ - the degree held by many RF Cafe visitors
112. Broadband Signal Intrusion (abbr.)
114. Chemical symbol for chlorine
115. Chemical symbol for radon


1. 60 seconds
4. Using a logical connection scheme for redundant power supplies
8. Chemical symbol for cobalt
10. Type of logic gate
11. A star that suddenly becomes much brighter and then gradually returns to its original brightness over a period of weeks to years
13. Web's most popular radio frequency engineering site (2 ltrs. + 1 wd.)
16. Chemical symbol for polonium
17. Wire mesh wrapped around center conductor
19. An overcurrent protection device
20. Intel 8086 or Motorola 6800 (abbr.)
21. Small unit of capacitance (abbr.)
22. World's largest yearly convention of gadget and device manufacturers (abbr.)
24. Stock symbol for Boeing
25. Chemical symbol for plutonium
26. It can follow an MS (pl.)
28. Plural of locus
30. Chemical symbol for rubidium
31. 10E1 numerical prefix
32. 10E-2 numerical prefix
34. Precipitate
38. Frequency vs. amplitude plot
40. Amateur Radio Association (abbr.)
41. Voltage-current phase mnemonic
42. Chemical symbol for manganese
43. International Microwave Symposium (abbr.)
44. _____-wise linear
46. Type of high speed Internet service (abbr.)
47. Semiconductor device type (abbr.)
48. Test equipment (abbr.)
50. Surface Mount Technology
51. ________ _____ - Degrees of separation between two straight lines meeting at a common vertex (2 wds., abbr.)
52. One port on a BJT
53. Enrico _____, nuclear physicist
55. Miniature RF connector
56. Mate to a TX
58. Units of heat
59. Chemical symbol for gadolinium
61. Switch position
62. Unit of length equal to 5.5 yards
63. Official Space Shuttle designation (abbr.)
64. Positive voltage lead color
66. Government program to bring electricity to farms (abbr.)
67. Type of logic gate
69. Opposite of a LO
70. Amateur Radio Direction Finding (abbr.)
72. 300 kHz to 3 MHz
73. Crystal filter type (abbr.)
74. Similar to a laser, but at lower frequencies
75. Stock symbol for RF Micro Devices
77. One port of an amplifier
78. Term used in soldering to achieve the condition that occurs when the metals being soldered are hot enough to melt the solder so it flows over the surface
79. Chemical symbol for argon
80. System for guiding aircraft (abbr.)
81. One state of matter
82. Relating to any picture or visual information, from the latin word meaning "I see"
83. Unit of typing speed (abbr.)
84. Test point (abbr.)
85. Telex-Over-Radio (abbr.)
86. 1/000 of an inch
87. Type of spread spectrum that does not use direct sequence spreading (abbr.)
88. Balanced-to-unbalanced device
90. Trigger diode that conducts current only after its breakdown voltage has been exceeded momentarily (pl.)
92. Morse Code for "from"
93. Chemical symbol for holmium
94. Application Specific Integrated Circuit (abbr.)
95. Slang for helicopter
98. Chemical symbol for lithium
99. Decimeter (abbr.)
100. Unit of energy
103. A common battery cell size
104. Transmit Incremental Tuning (abbr.)
106. End of a soldering iron (pl.)
108. Configured a switch to break electrical contact
111. Chemical symbol for einsteinium
112. Having a DC voltage reference
113. Society of Civil and Structural Engineers (abbr.)
114. Chemical symbol for cesium
116. Chemical symbol for calcium
117. One state of matter
118. Chamber that receives air from a blower for distribution

See solution below


2022 Crosswords Archive

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