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RF & Microwave Companies Crossword Puzzle
September 13, 2015

This week's RF & Microwave Companies crossword puzzle includes the names of all my current advertisers and a few others that will be familiar to many of you (clues labeled with asterisk *). These kinds of puzzles take a particularly long time to create because of needing to force words into certain positions. That leaves the software with fewer options for fitting the other words. All the words in RF Cafe crossword puzzles are relevant to engineering, science, mathematics, etc., stored in a hand-built (over more than a decade) lexicon of thousands of terms and clues. Enjoy.


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

RF & Microwave Companies Crossword Puzzle for September 13, 2015 - RF Cafe

ACROSS DOWN
2. * ______ Company, electronics distribution outfit in Fairport, NY

5. * _____ + 28 Down, amplifier manufacturer in East Brunswick, NJ

8. ______ Microwave, RF components manufacturer in Clifton, NJ

13. Printer output resolution unit (abbr.)

15. * Everything __, extensive components search engine for RF & microwave engineering

16. Degree of IC sophistication (abbr.)

18. Engineering Change Order (abbr.)

21. Chemical symbol for selenium

22. * The Microwave Office software company, now NI (abbr.)

24. 3 MHz to 30 MHz

25. Greek letter

27. Release control over

29. Personal Digital Cellular

31. Organization requiring 25 years of amateur service for membership, abbr.

33. Filter type that blocks frequencies in a specified band (acr.)

35. Test equipment (abbr.)

36. * ____ Electronics, RF/microwave component vendor in Denville, NJ

38. Start frequency (abbr.)

39. Diode type used as a voltage regulator

41. Greek letter

42. Term for asymmetry of a statistical distribution

44. Lowest power level capable of being demodulated (abbr.)

45. Hz

46. Signal-to-noise ratio (abbr.)

47. Logical negation operator

48. Nordic Mobile Telephone

49. Millennial calamity that wasn't

50. 1E3 bits per second

53. Yard (abbr.)

55. End of transmission (abbr.)

56. Chemical symbol for gadolinium

57. Fail-____ switch

60. Unit of inductance (abbr.)

61. One of two or more compounds of related structure that differ in some way other than the number of methylene groups they contain

62. * __ ____, the Web's most popular radio frequency engineering site

63. Test equipment (abbr.)

64. Type of current

66. Time delay (abbr.)

67. Radio frequency interference (abbr.)

68. Chemical symbol for strontium

69. Million multiply accumulate operations (abbr.)

71. FCC Part 15 rules apply in this band (abbr.)

72. Automated Test Equipment (acr.)

73. Electromagnetic interference (abbr.)

75. Software drafting tool (abbr.)

77. Enhanced Graphics Adapter

78. * ___ Microelectronics, multilayer RF and high power capacitor manufacturer in San Diego, CA

80. Mate to a socket

83. Unit of length (abbr.)

85. Association of North American Radio Clubs

87. Chemical symbol for lanthanum

88. Current summing point

91. Unit of time (abbr.)

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

94. Application Specific Integrated Circuit (acr.)

96. Electromotive force (abbr.)

97. Numerical prefix meaning 10 (var.)

99. Chemical symbol for niobium

100. Type of component package (abbr.)

101. Indium phosphide

103. Bandwidth (abbr.)

104. Constellation : The lion

106. Intermodulation distortion (abbr.)

107. Band between RF and BB

109. Rádio Nacional de Angola (abbr.)

110. * Sunshine ______, engineering software company in Ramona, CA

111. The "D" in CD (pl.)

112. * ______ House, technical book publisher

1. Unwanted 60- or 120- Hz modulation due to poor power supply filtering (2 wds.)

2. Chemical symbol for silicon

3. Chemical symbol for lawrencium

4. Type of secondary radar system (abbr.)

5. Semiconductor and calculator company (abbr.)

6. Integrated Services Digital Network (abbr.)

7. Morse Code for "from"

9. Country of RF Cafe's residency

10. Front edge of a wing (abbr.)

11. Chemical symbol for radium

12. Term used to interrupt a conversation on a repeater to indicate that there is an emergency or urgent message

14. Unit of capacitance (abbr.)

16. Akin to EEs, CEs, AEs, etc.

17. Chemical symbol for selenium

19. "Calling any amateur radio station"

20. Ovenized crystal oscillator (abbr.)

23. Weight (abbr.)

25. Chemical symbol for xenon

26. Multifunctional silicon devices (abbr.)

28. * 5 Across + __ _______, amplifier manufacturer in East Brunswick, NJ

29. * _________ Semiconductor, UltraCMOS technology inventor in San Diego, CA

30. * _______ __, microwave & RF components distributor in Allen, Texas

32. * _________ Technologies, RF synthesizer manufacturer in Holiday, Florida

33. Chemical symbol for berkelium

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

36. Minimal Shift Keying (abbr.)

37. Automatic Calibration System (acr.)

39. Chemical symbol for zinc

40. Read-only (abbr.)

42. Official Space Shuttle designation (abbr.)

43. 3-phase transformer configuration

51. Manufacturer of project boxes

52. It can follow an MS

54. U.S. military organization (abbr.)

56. One state of matter

58. Unit of atmospheric pressure (abbr.)

59. Finite Element Analysis (abbr.)

64. Nuclear explosion byproduct harmful to electronics (abbr.)

65. Yttrium Aluminum Garnet

69. ELI the ICE ___

70. Software engineering tool (abbr.)

71. Having to do with charged particles

74. 1/000 of an amp (abbr.)

76. Type of current flow (abbr.)

79. Moon of Saturn discovered in 1789

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

82. One type of electron spin

84. 1/000 of an inch

86. Volts divided by resistance

87. Semiconductor lamp

89. Switch position

90. Logarithmic ratio (abbr.)

92. Chemical symbol for tin

94. Conductor size unit (abbr.)

95. European equivalent to the U.L.

97. Decimeter (abbr.)

98. Powers pneumatic devices

100. Chemical symbol for tin

102. Chemical symbol for palladium

103. Chemical symbol for bismuth

105. Opposite of I.D.

106. Network department (abbr.)

108. Unit of length (abbr.)

109. Chemical symbol for rhodium


See solution below

 

2015 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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