Electrical Engineering Crossword (Issue 310)

The answers to Circuit Cellar’s May 2016 electrical engineering crossword puzzle are now available.

Across

  1. ASSEMBLY—ASM
  2. TRANSDUCER—Sensor, passive, active, actuator
  3. LOGICGATE—XOR, NOR, AND, OR [two words]
  4. KILBY—Physics Noble Prize in 2000
  5. ZUSE—German engineer; Turing-Complete Z3
  6. SOLDERMASK—Layer atop copper foil
  7. PETABYTE—1 Exabyte is 1,024 of these
  8. PHOTODIODE—Converts light to current
  9. BOLD—<b>
  10. SIGNIFICAND—Coefficient, mantissa

Down

  1. INFRARED—IR
  2. HYPERSONIC—> Mach 5
  3. FERMI—Chicago Pile-1, induced radioactivity, Los Alamos
  4. MERCURY—Hg, Atomic number 80
  5. CODEC—Code decoder
  6. NORMALLYOPEN—NO [two words]
  7. LITZ—Wire for AC
  8. TOUCH—Haptics
  9. SWITCH—Breaks a circuit

16.        PERIODIC—Regular intervals