Electrical Engineering Crossword (Issue 324)

The answers to Circuit Cellar 324‘s crossword are now available.323 crossword

Across

1. FACTORIAL—n!
3. PLAINTEXT—Unencrypted
7. GAUSSMETER—Measures a magnetic field [two words]
12. PICOSECOND—One trillionth of a second
16. DECIMAL—Denary, base 10
17. RADIX—The base of a system of logarithms or a system of numbers; 2 in the   binary system
18. MICROSWITCH—Pressure-sensitive switch requiring a very small force to actuate it

Down

2. README—File with installation instructions
4. NIBBLE—Half a byte
5. NODE—A point of minimum amplitude
6. HUB—Central node in a star network
7. GIBIBIT—1,073,741,824 bits
8. MICRO—0.000001
9. POE—802.3at
10. HANDSHAKE—Signal exchange
11. NIL—Zero
13. HAPTIC—Sense of touch
14. FETCH—Prior to an instruction’s execution
15. KILBY—IC 1958
17. ROOT—Top-level directory