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Electronics Theme Crossword Puzzle
March 12th, 2023

This custom RF Cafe electronics-themed crossword puzzle for March 12th contains only words and clues which pertain strictly to the subjects of electronics, mechanics, power distribution, engineering, science, physics, astronomy, chemistry, etc. If you do happen see names of people or places, they are directly related to the aforementioned areas of study. As always, you will find no references to numbnut movie stars or fashion designers. Need more crossword RF Cafe puzzles? A list at the bottom of the page links to hundreds of them dating back to the year 2000. Enjoy.

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Electronics Themed Crossword Puzzle for March 12, 2023 - RF Cafe

2. Device used to limit signal amplitude
6. Ferrimagnetic material having high electrical resistivity, used for inductors
11. Stock symbol for Advanced Micro Devices
13. Miniature threaded RF connector
14. Yard (abbr.)
15. Describes a hard-to-isolate circuit fault
19. Chemical symbol for tin
20. Effective Radiated Power (abbr.)
23. Airport Surveillance Radar (abbr.)
24. Heatsink feature
26. Type of data conversion device (abbr.)
28. System established by the NTSC to adjust video display hue values
30. Broadband Signal Intrusion (abbr.)
33. Alternative name for meteorite
35. Time division duplex (abbr.)
36. Audible frequency
38. Engineering Change Notice (abbr.)
40. Radio term for indicating the end of a transmission segment
41. Frequency division multiple access (abbr.)
43. A common RS-232 serial bus command (abbr.)
45. Mathematical basis for calculating noise power for a given bandwidth and temperature (abbr.)
47. Wireless transmitting device that opens a car door remotely
48. ___-AZIMUTH telescope mount
49. Small Office/Home Office (abbr.)
51. Schema for computer or device presentation to the operator (abbr.)
53. Chemical symbol for neodymium
54. Quickly changing portion of waveform
56. Special diode type that can be switched (abbr.)
57. Finite Element Analysis (abbr.)
58. Internet mail protocol (abbr.)
59. BS__ - the degree held by many RF Cafe visitors
61. Test point (abbr.)
62. Type of data storage IC (pl.)
64. One state of matter
65. Color quality
67. End of soldering iron
68. Precision landing system (abbr.)
69. Adjacent Channel Power Ratio (abbr.)
71. Imperfection in a crystal lattice
72. International Reply Coupon (abbr.)
75. Area on a shaft for accommodating a setscrew (pl.)
78. Circuit element connecting PCB layers
80. Subjects a circuit to extreme operation
84. Amateur Radio Association (abbr.)
85. Gold connection to a die
88. RF connector type
89. Aircraft navigation system (abbr.)
91. Finite-Element Model
92. Software layer that allows a system to be programmed via a defined set of commands (abbr.)
93. PC follower
95. Electronic enclosure
97. ampere-hour (abbr.)
98. Base of the decimal number system
100. The UK's largest defense electronics contractor (abbr.)
101. Device for interpreting encoded data
102. One sampling port of a directional coupler
1. One component of a vector (pl.)
3. One tier of a PCB
4. Intermodulation distortion (abbr.)
5. Chemical symbol for palladium
7. Type of flip-flop
8. International Microwave Symposium (abbr.)
9. International phonetic alphabet letter "T"
10. The ratio between a number and one hundred
12. Unit of time (abbr.)
15. Resistive component of a capacitor's lumped element model (abbr.)
16. Chemical symbol for lawrencium
17. 300 Hz to 3 kHz in audio (abbr.)
18. Electronics Industry Association (abbr.)
21. Unit of length equal to 5.5 yards
22. Programmable Logic Device (abbr.)
23. A common battery cell size
25. Chemical symbol for neon
26. Singulated piece of IC wafer
27. System for guiding aircraft (abbr.)
29. Symbols and lines used to construct a representative drawing of a system at a high level (2 wds., pl.)
30. Chemical symbol for bismuth
31. The stationary part of a motor
32. Multifunctional silicon devices (abbr.)
34. The imaginary part of apparent power (2 wds.)
36. Chemical symbol for praseodymium
37. 3 MHz to 30 MHz
39. Separated AC from DC
42. Karl _________ Gauss, after whom the unit of magnetic field strength is named
43. Chemical symbol for californium
44. Chemical symbol for antimony
46. Data transmission pathways
48. Change connector type
50. Unit of resistance
52. Current-voltage phase mnemonic
53. On-the-air meeting of hams at a set time, day and radio frequency
55. Global System for Mobile Communications (abbr.)
58. Branch of mathematics used to analyze large quantities of numerical data collected as a representative sample of the whole population
60. Type of star that emits periodic bursts of energy
63. SI unit of solid angle (pl.)
65. Opposite of a LO
66. Chemical symbol for einsteinium
70. Part of this website's title
71. Start frequency (abbr.)
73. Stock symbol for Raytheon
74. Error checking scheme (abbr.)
76. Chemical symbol for lanthanum
77. Chemical symbol for tantalum
78. Voice of America
79. Indium phosphide (abbr.)
81. A "0" or a "1," for instance
82. 1.602E-19 Joules
83. System On Chip
85. 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
86. Intermodulation (abbr.)
87. Ethoxyethane
90. Chemical symbol for radium
91. Chemical symbol for iron
94. Temporary Engineering Change document (abbr.)
96. Infrared (abbr.)
97. A common battery cell size
99. Chemical symbol for nobelium
100. Bandwidth (abbr.)

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