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RF System Analysis Crossword Puzzle
June 4, 2017

This week's crossword puzzle has an RF system analysis theme with 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!

Reproduction of this puzzle without the express permission of RF Cafe is prohibited.

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

1. An induction electromechanical device whose speed is not synchronous with the frequency of the supply line (2 wds.)

8. Modulation type (abbr.)

9. Type of current

11. Virtual Private Network

13. Nearest and furthest points to the center of gravitational attraction for a body in orbit (pl.)

17. Temporary Engineering Change document (abbr.)

20. Software drafting tool (abbr.)

21. Describes an "thick" field

23. Powers pneumatic devices

24. Type of vector product

25. Chemical symbol for cesium

26. Chemical symbol for palladium

27. Tied a bundle of wires together

28. Lubricant

30. Crystal filter type (abbr.)

31. Impurity in a semiconductor (pl.)

35. The "As" in GaAs

39. Shortwave listener (abbr.)

40. Chemical symbol for arsenic

42. Chemical symbol for argon

43. World's largest yearly convention of gadget and device manufacturers (abbr.)

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

45. The highest numerical exponent describes this property of a polynomial

46. Digital pattern coding type

48. Electromagnetic (abbr.)

49. Pure carrier (abbr.)

50. High-speed logic family

53. Under sampled

56. Packard's partner

57. Computer monitor cable type (abbr.)

59. Peripheral Component Interface (abbr.)

61. Name the English scientist who first performed the famous double slit experiment and also played a major role in deciphering the Rosetta Stone

65. Type of logic gate

66. Network department (abbr.)

67. English theoretical physicist who created the delta function now named after him

70. Miniature threaded RF connector

71. Type of aircraft dope

75. Automatic network analyzer (abbr.)

76. Unit of heat

77. Increase in elapsed time before a signal begins

78. Angular speed unit

79. Electronics manufacturer with "meatball" logo

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

82. Inventor of the high voltage generator that powers the Jacob's Ladder (2 wds.)

2. Logic gates

3. Centimeter (abbr.)

4. Front end of a rocket

5. Chemical symbol for mendelevium

6. Number system which uses only the digits 0 to 7

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

10. A receiver circuit consisting of a beat frequency oscillator and additional circuitry for enhanced reception of SSB signals (2 wds.)

11. Voltage-controlled oscillator (abbr.)

12. Last stage in transmitter (abbr., pl.)

13. Primary U.S. standards organization founded in 1918 (abbr.)

14. Chemical symbol for platinum

15. One port of an amplifier

16. Solid state power amplifier (abbr.)

18. Electronics Industry Association (abbr.)

19. Error checking scheme (abbr.)

21. What would a solid figure be called if it had twenty plane faces, each being an equilateral triangle

22. The 1st U.S. astronaut to walk in space (2 wds.)

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

30. Chemical symbol for scandium

32. Start frequency (abbr.)

33. Modern battlefield technique (abbr.)

34. Encases in a protective covering

36. Threaded fastener

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

38. Unit of time (abbr.)

41. Add two or more inputs

42. Flash caused by an electric current ionizing a gas or vapor

46. Chemical symbol for bismuth

47. Chemical symbol for calcium

51. Chemical symbol for chlorine

52. Front edge of a wing (abbr.)

54. Logarithmic ratio (abbr.)

55. Test point (abbr.)

58. Vacuum tube element

60. Connector ____, RF connector manufacturer in Merlin, OR

62. Popular computer device interface (abbr.)

63. Nordic Mobile Telephone

64. The "G" in AWG

67. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

68. Indium phosphide

69. Type of data storage IC

72. Test equipment (abbr.)

73. RF computer network

74. A common battery cell size

80. Chemical symbol for erbium

81. Chemical symbol for praseodymium

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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