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Wireless Engineering Crossword Puzzle
November 8, 2015

This week's Wireless Engineering crossword puzzle contains the usual collection of science, math, and engineering terms. Also included are a couple topics that have been in the technical news headlines lately and the names of two new companies advertising on RF Cafe (clues labeled with asterisk *). Enjoy.


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

Wireless Engineering Crossword Puzzle for 11/8/2015 - RF Cafe

ACROSS DOWN
1. Greek symbol commonly used to represent angles

5. Alloy of copper and tin

10. Time required to transition up or down in voltage (2 wds., pl.)

16. 5 work days

17. 30 GHz to 300 GHz

18. Chemical symbol for xenon

20. Termination

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

23. Chemical symbol for silicon

25. Unit of weight

26. Abbreviation for minimum voltage

28. ___ + Electronics, new RF Cafe advertiser*

29. Decimeter (abbr.)

30. Network configuration type (pl.)

33. Display type

34. Singulated piece of IC wafer

36. x, y, or z on Cartesian coordinates

37. Geometric entity with only length

38. The "B" in BER

39. RF IC manufacturer located in Dübendorf, Switzerland

41. SIP x 2

43. ___ + 46 Down radiation belts*

44. Chemical symbol for tantalum

45. Satellite milieu

47. Rotary wing aircraft

50. Chemical symbol for platinum

53. Unit of inductance (abbr.)

54. Instrument for measuring electrical potential (pl.)

59. New company formed by RFMD and TriQuint merger*

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

64. Automated Test Equipment (abbr.)

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

66. Stock symbol for Raytheon

67. Its chemical symbol is Rn

70. Radio Amateurs of Canada (abbr.)

71. Type of current

73. Describes when a synchronous motor loses phase lock

75. Common average used for sinewaves (abbr.)

76. Multifunctional silicon devices (abbr., pl.)

77. Sequence of items such as packets or print jobs waiting to be processed

78. 1E6 nanoseconds

79. Angular speed unit

81. Chemical symbol for lanthanum

83. Low- to mid- frequency RF connector

84. Chemical symbol for molybdenum

85. Chemical symbol for mendelevium

88. Small representative graphic

90. BS__ - the degree held by many RF Cafe visitors

91. Indium phosphide

93. Circuit boards (abbr.)

95. 11 Down + _________, new RF Cafe advertiser (hyph.)*

96. Web's most popular radio frequency engineering site (2 ltrs. + 1 wd.)

97. "63 Down and _____," John T. Frye's intrepid teenage electronics sleuths

1. Stock symbol for Texas Instruments

2. Modern battlefield technique (abbr.)

3. Type of high voltage coil

4. Anatech Electronics Inc., (abbr.)

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

7. Mathematical relationship of voltage, resistance, and current in a circuit (2 wds.)

8. A measure of receiver quality (abbr.)

9. The "E" in ELF

11. _______ + 95 Across, new RF Cafe advertiser (hyph.)*

12. Write-Once (abbr.)

13. Type of data storage IC

14. Analog-to-Digital (abbr.)

15. Type of component package (abbr.)

19. Electrical overstress (abbr.)

22. Unit for 1,000,000 watt-seconds (abbr.)

24. "Texting" (abbr.)

26. Digital encoding of the transmission mode in the vertical sync portion of an SSTV image (abbr.)

27. Swap ____, a Ham's flea market

29. 2/3 of a triac

31. Add solder to tip of iron

32. Army-Navy specification prefix (acr.)

33. Chemical symbol for lithium

34. Ham abbreviation for "distant station"

35. Between-series connector

38. Broadband Signal Intrusion (abbr.)

39. Amateur Teleprinter Over Radio (abbr.)

40. Contraption; _______ screw, e.g., 4-40, 6-32, etc.

42. Unit of time (abbr.)

46. 43 Across + _____ radiation belts*

48. 30 kHz to 300 kHz

49. Chemical symbol for cadmium

51. Electron beam particle (pl.)

52. Chemical symbol for helium

55. Father of radio

56. Temporary Engineering Change document (abbr.)

57. Used to remove oxygen from or add hydrogen to a compound

58. RF radiating structure

60. Applies a lubricant

61. Type of logic gate

63. "____ and 97 Across," John T. Frye's intrepid teenage electronics sleuths

68. Direct Memory Access (abbr.)

69. Unix, Linux or Windows (abbr.)

72. European equivalent to the U.L.

73. Miniature threaded RF connector

74. Device used to make contact with a point to be measured

77. Ham's code for "Entire net stand by."

80. Unit of length (abbr.)

82. Voltage-controlled oscillator (abbr.)

84. Premier RF/microwave engineering magazine (abbr.)

86. 24 hours

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

88. Network department (abbr.)

89. Switch position

91. Multifunctional silicon devices (abbr.)

92. Unit of capacitance (abbr.)

94. Chemical symbol for strontium


See solution below

 

2015 Crosswords Archive

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