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Electronics Theme Crossword Puzzle
March 26th, 2023

This custom RF Cafe electronics-themed crossword puzzle for March 26th contains words and clues which pertain exclusively to the subjects of electronics, science, physics, mechanics, engineering, power distribution, astronomy, chemistry, etc. If you do see names of people or places, they are intimately 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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acr. = acronym, abbr. = abbreviation, pl. = plural, wds. = words

Electronics Themed Crossword Puzzle for March 26, 2023 - RF Cafe

1. Raise a number to the 3rd power
5. A fragmented geometric shape that can be split into parts, each of which is a reduced-size copy of the whole
12. Add an impurity to a semiconductor
16. Primary U.S. standards organization founded in 1918 (abbr.)
17. Trigger circuit to convert a given waveform to a square wave output
18. Application Specific Integrated Circuit (abbr.)
19. Semiconductor and calculator company (abbr.)
20. Advanced Communication Technologies and Services (abbr.)
22. Imaging device (abbr., pl.)
24. Unit of frequency (archaic, abbr.)
25. Variable crystal oscillator (abbr.)
27. PCB mask exposing ray (abbr.)
28. Gun safety and education organization (abbr.)
30. Chemical symbol for cobalt
31. Global System for Mobile Communications (abbr.)
32. Galilean moon
33. Type of current
35. 1/1000 prefix
37. Chemical symbol for lithium
38. Unit of frequency (archaic, abbr.)
39. Runge-_____ method in differential equations
42. Using Earth's natural satellite as a passive reflector to establish a signal path (abbr.)
43. Unit of capacitance (abbr.)
45. Semiconductor On Insulator (abbr.)
47. Chemical symbol for beryllium
48. 30 GHz to 300 GHz
49. Chemical symbol for palladium
50. A type of pushbutton switch
51. Chemical symbol for selenium
52. Type of matrix barcode used with laser scanning(abbr.)
53. Part of this website's title
54. BS__ - the degree held by many RF Cafe visitors
56. Added catalyst
59. Modulation type (abbr.)
60. Stock symbol for National Semiconductor
61. One component of a complex number (abbr.)
62. Gallium nitride chemical symbol
63. 10E1 numerical prefix
64. Computer communication scheme (abbr.)
66. First name of a British scientist of falling apple fame
67. Chemical symbol for plutonium
68. "Calling any amateur radio station"
70. 1/1000 prefix
71. Chemical symbol for argon
72. Radio signals from the cosmos (abbr.)
73. Type of high speed Internet service (abbr.)
75. Chemical symbol for neptunium
77. Electrical overstress (abbr.)
79. Chemical symbol for magnesium
80. Compound used as the frequency determining element in microwave oscillators
83. Electromagnetic (abbr.)
84. A three-terminal power semiconductor device noted for high efficiency and fast switching (abbr.)
86. Chart types
88. 1e-6 mA
89. 1E3 bits per second (abbr.)
91. Energy range in a solid where no electronic states can exist (2 wds.)
94. Physical unit by which power is measured
96. Material testing organization (abbr.)
97. Device for linearly adding two or more inputs (pl.)
98. Tie a bundle of wires together
1. Cable television (abbr.)
2. Early operating system (still popular)
3. Filter type that blocks frequencies in a specified band (abbr.)
4. Electronics Industry Association (abbr.)
5. Fast-Scan TV
6. Effective frontal area presented to a microwave interrogation system (abbr.)
7. ampere-hour (abbr.)
8. Common mode ripple rejection (abbr.)
9. Semiconductor and calculator company (abbr.)
10. System for guiding aircraft (abbr.)
11. Type of high frequency circuit substrate (abbr.)
12. 10E1 numerical prefix (pl.)
13. Unix, Linux or Windows (abbr.)
14. Spurious RF products created by metal joints (abbr., pl.)
15. ECM response
21. Its chemical symbol is Cm
23. ___-___, RF switch manufacturer in Ventura, CA
26. Used lubricant
28. Excess interfering thermal signal specification (2 wds.)
29. Reciprocal of impedance (pl.)
31. One port on a FET (pl.)
32. S12 or S21 (abbr.)
34. Unit of volume (abbr.)
35. Akin to an EE, CE, AE, etc.
36. Apply (as a voltage)
40. Column of rising hot air
41. Sound frequency in the human hearing range (abbr.)
44. In physics, what is it that is required to causes a change in the motion of a body
46. Switch position
47. Gary _____, "RF Design" magazine editor (c1995)
55. Computer messaging service
56. Creating a corona
57. Unit of apparent power (abbr.)
58. Degrade or destroy performance
59. Metal mixture
60. Chemical symbol for nickel
65. Chemical symbol for nickel
67. Last stage in a transmitter (abbr.)
69. Unit of liquid measure (abbr.)
73. Numerical prefix meaning 10 (var.)
74. Miniature RF connector (pl.)
76. Packet Bulletin Board System
78. Orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (abbr.)
79. Unit of processor calculation speed, abbr.
81. Stock symbol for Intel
82. One port on a FET
84. FCC Part 15 rules apply in this band (abbr.)
85. Greek letter
86. Precision approach radar (abbr.)
87. Shortwave listener (abbr.)
90. Chemical symbol for platinum
92. Home state of Los Alamos lab (abbr.)
93. Electronics manufacturer with "meatball" logo
95. A common battery cell size

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2023 Crosswords Archive

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