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Microwave Engineering Crossword Puzzle
November 17, 2013

Note: A standard for crossword puzzles is when all words in a clue are capitalized, the solution is the abbreviation or acronym for that clue; e.g., Alternating Current = AC.
2013 Crosswords Archive
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Microwave Engineering Crossword Puzzle for November 17, 2013 - RF Cafe

1. Code used for automating software task
7. Soak up RF energy
12. Common average used for sinewaves (abbr.)
13. Small unit of power
14. IC socket type for easy insertion & removal (abbr.)
16. A BPF specification (abbr.)
17. Parts per million (abbr.)
18. Internet address (abbr.)
20. Semiconductor and calculator company (abbr.)
21. International Telecommunications Union
22. English theoretical physicist who created the delta function now named after him
23. File name extension for an ASCII file
25. Soak up RF energy
28. Curve traced out by a point which moves around another point with an ever increasing radius
30. Finite-Element Model
31. Last statement in a BASIC program
33. Line of Sight (abbr.)
34. A gaseous process that deposits insulating films or metal onto a wafer at elevated temperature (abbr.)
35. Chemical symbol for erbium
37. Capacitor type
39. Chemical symbol for arsenic
40. Describes a servo, accelerometer, solenoid, etc.
41. Chemical symbol for nickel
42. The "D" in RFID (pl.)
44. Chemical symbol for chromium
46. One port of an amplifier
48. Decibels above or below a dipole antenna (abbr.)
49. Direct Memory Access (abbr.)
51. 300 MHz to 3 GHz
52. A false signal produced in a superheterodyne receiver’s circuitry (pl.)
54. Increased or decreased in size
56. Programmable logic device (abbr.)
57. Artech _____, technical book publisher
58. Metric system (abbr.)
59. BS__ - the degree held by many RF Cafe visitors
61. Peak envelope power (abbr.)
63. Method of self-detection and self-fixing transmission of digital data (abbr.)
64. Chemical symbol for mendelevium
65. Semiconductor On Insulator (abbr.)
67. Speed setting mechanisms on an engine
70. Type of chart
71. Subject a circuit to extreme operation
72. French mathematician and physicist who's name is used as a unit of gas pressure
1. Miniature RF connector
2. Chemical symbol for cesium
3. Containing a contaminant
4. Spurious RF products created by metal joints (abbr.)
5. Chemical symbol for thallium
6. What high frequency engineers design (2 wds., pl.)
7. A common battery cell size
8. Unit of heat
9. ESD protective apparel
10. Return-to-Zero (abbr.)
11. The "B" in BER
12. Web's most popular RF site (2 ltrs. + 1 wd.)
15. The "F" in EMF (pl.)
17. Permeability-tuned oscillator (abbr.)
19. Family of ICs with a certain component density level (abbr.)
21. FCC Part 15 rules apply in this band (abbr.)
24. Error checking scheme (abbr.)
26. Its chemical symbol is Be
27. Low- to mid- frequency RF connector
28. System On Chip
29. Diode type
32. Interpreted encoded data
33. Illuminated
36. International phonetic alphabet letter "O"
38. ICs
41. The "N" in SNR (pl.)
42. Logarithmic unit of ratio (abbr., pl.)
43. "Texting" (abbr.)
45. RF design consultant in Rochester, NY (2 ltrs. + 1 wd.)
47. Transformer interwinding connection
48. Keyboard key
50. MS database
51. FCC's Universal Licensing System (abbr.)
53. Key feature in a high level overvoltage protection device
55. Feedback system used to maintain constant level (abbr.)
60. Electrical overstress (abbr.)
62. Personal Handy Phone System (abbr.)
63. Finite Element Analysis (abbr.)
64. 1/000 of an inch
66. Network department (abbr.)
68. Type of flip-flop
69. Filter type that blocks upper frequencies (abbr.)
70. Last stage in a transmitter (abbr.)

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Microwave Engineering Crossword Puzzle Solution for November 17, 2013 - RF Cafe