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Electronics Theme Crossword Puzzle
April 16th, 2023

This custom RF Cafe electronics-themed crossword puzzle for April 16th 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 April 16, 2023 - RF Cafe

1. Symbols and lines used to construct a representative drawing of a system at a high level (2 wds., pl.)
11. CB slang for female police officer (2 wds., pl.)
19. Concentric cable type
20. Optical storage media
21. Audible emanations
22. Transportation accident investigation agency (abbr.)
24. MS's server-side script engine for dynamically-generated web pages (abbr.)
25. Keyboard key
27. Computer Assisted Design and Development
28. An abbreviation for "transceiver"
29. A trigonometry function (pl.)
31. Akin to an EE, CE, AE, etc.
32. Cambridge University _____, technical book publisher
34. Unit of time (abbr.)
35. Chemical symbol for thulium
36. End of Life (abbr.)
38. High-speed logic family
39. Amateur radio operator who is qualified to administer Amateur Radio licensing examinations (abbr.)
40. Ticker symbol for Analog Devices
41. Add bushings
44. Semiconductor and calculator company (abbr.)
46. Radio Amateurs of Canada (abbr.)
48. U.S. military organization (abbr.)
50. Web's most popular radio frequency engineering site (2 ltrs. + 1 wd.)
52. Unit of length (abbr.)
53. Determined the similarity of two waveforms as a function of a time
56. Key feature in a high level overvoltage protection device
58. Arithmetic Logic Unit (abbr.)
59. Related to FM by a differential
60. Type of current
61. BS__ - the degree held by many RF Cafe visitors
62. Chemical symbol for cesium
64. milliampere-hour (abbr.)
66. Elemental compound used for microwave frequency reference oscillators (abbr.)
68. Oscillator that uses an RC low-pass filter and an RC high-pass filter to set the frequncy of oscillations
72. Unit of inductance (abbr.)
73. Periodic superimposed waveform amplitude variation
76. Governmental agency that monitors pollution (abbr.)
78. The design component of total product cost (abbr.)
79. Read-only (abbr.)
80. Unintended frequency product from a mixer
82. Line of Sight (abbr.)
83. Army-Navy specification prefix
85. 30 Hz to 300 Hz
87. Measure of source / load mismatch (abbr.)
89. Chemical symbol for neodymium
90. Unit of frequency (archaic, abbr.)
91. Pseudomorphic high-electron-mobility transistor, abbr.
93. Chemical symbol for gadolinium
94. Displayed a radar target
97. Total Access Communication System (abbr.)
99. Longitudinal shape-forming structural element
101. Type of logic gate (pl.)
102. Using Earth's natural satellite as a passive reflector to establish a signal path (abbr.)
103. Mechanical engineering organization (abbr.)
104. Type of reconfigurable memory (abbr., pl.)
106. Queried an input for changes
108. Common mode ripple rejection (abbr.)
109. Acts of summation
110. Filter type with equiripple in passband and stopband (pl.)
1. ____-Einstein condensates
2. Polish a crystal to an exact frequency
3. Shorthand for oxygen
4. Sharp bend in I-V curve
5. Multifunctional silicon devices (abbr.)
6. Type of data conversion device (abbr.)
7. Mathematical device defined as the collection of points whose coordinates satisfy a given relation
8. Unit of length equal to 5.5 yards (pl.)
9. Stock symbol for Advanced Micro Devices
10. 1E6 nanoseconds
11. Stack command
12. Luminous atmospheric phenomenon
13. Chemical symbol for manganese
14. Agilent's (now Keysight) EE design software (abbr.)
15. RF engineer's degree
16. The "A" in DAC
17. Stock symbol for Raytheon
18. Slow-scan television (abbr.)
19. CB slang for police speed radar
21. Chemical symbol for scandium
23. RF engineer's degree
25. Change from the initial value due to instability
26. Opposite of USB
28. An abbreviation for "transmitter"
30. Imaging device (abbr.)
32. BlackBerry or Palm for example (abbr.)
33. Device for linearly adding two or more inputs (pl.)
37. A common problem in early CMOS digital IC components
40. An angle that has less than 90 degrees
42. Type of component package (abbr.)
43. Part of a FOR loop
45. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
47. World's largest yearly convention of gadget and device manufacturers (abbr.)
49. Causes a voltage or current waveform to gradually die out
51. ___-back transformer
53. Co-channel rejection ratio (abbr.)
54. Unit of length equal to 5.5 yards
55. Front edge of a wing (abbr.)
57. Programmable logic device (abbr.)
59. Part of a male connector
60. Logarithmic ratio (abbr.)
63. Thin layer of material deposited a surface (pl.)
65. First lines in software that call external libraries
67. Configured a switch to break electrical contact
69. Classical physics guy, British
70. Charged particles
71. Chemical symbol for gadolinium
72. Min-to-max voltage of a waveform (abbr.)
74. Short for potentiometer
75. International phonetic alphabet letter "P"
77. ___-AZIMUTH telescope mount
80. Ratio of a mechanical drawing
81. Greek letter
84. American space agency (abbr.)
86. 12 inches (pl.)
88. Type of data storage IC (pl.)
90. Multiprotocol Label Switching (abbr.)
92. Unit of energy (pl.)
93. General Mobile Radio Service (abbr.)
95. Intermodulation distortion (abbr.)
96. Printer resolution abbreviation
98. Chemical symbol for cesium
99. Semiconductor On Insulator (abbr.)
100. Positive voltage lead color
102. Using Earth's natural satellite as a passive reflector to establish a signal path (abbr.)
105. Read-only (abbr.)
106. Last stage in a transmitter (abbr.)
107. Type of current
108. Cyanide (abbr.)

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2023 Crosswords Archive

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