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Electrical Engineering Crossword (Issue 277)

The answers to Circuit Cellar’s August electronics engineering crossword puzzle are now available.

ACROSS

6.    ALGORITHM—Search engines use them to produce real-time results
9.    LOSSYCOMPRESSION—Condenses data by getting rid of some of it [two words] 11.    YOTTABYTE—Approximately 1,024 bytes
14.    PETAFLOP—Measures an FPU’s performance
15.    JQUERY—JavaScript library popularity contest winner
17.    THICKCLIENT—Able to function without a central server [two words] 18.    NYBBLE—4 bits
19.    DEGAUSSING—Gets rid of magnetism
20.    SPINTRONICS—aka, magnetoelectronics

DOWN

1.    YANG—Co-founded a multinational Internet company in 1994
2.    MICROSOFT—Originally created and sold BASIC computer programs for the Altair 8800 microcomputer
3.    CHARACTERLARGEOBJECT—Used to store large amounts of text [three words] 4.    ACGENERATOR—Changes mechanical energy into electrical energy [two words] 5.    DROPPER—Installs malicious code onto computers
7.    TRINITRON—Sony Corp.’s CRT technology
8.    BEAMWIDTH—Commonly specified at –6 dB, –10 dB, and –20 dB
10.    OVERCLOCKING—Makes the time go by more quickly
12.    FERROMAGNETIC—e.g., iron, cobalt, and nickel
13.    BAUDOTCODE—An early digital communication method [two words] 16.    AUTODYNE—Invented in 1914 by electrical engineer Edwin Armstrong, who is also credited with creating FM radio transmission

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