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Electrical Engineering Crossword (Issue 278)

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

ACROSS

4.    ADIABATIC—Heat is neither gained nor lost
5.    DISCRETECIRCUIT—Made of resistors and transistors; not integrated [two words] 8.    FULLDUPLEX—Two-way communication [two words] 10.    KERMIT—Muppet-inspired protocol
12.    DEBIAN—Unix-like OS
14.    CHIRP—Conveys information
16.    FORTRAN—Others like it include BASIC and Pascal
18.    NANOKERNEL—Contains a minute amount of code capable of executing in the hardware’s privileged mode
19.    RHEOSTAT—Current regulator

DOWN

1.    BIPOLARJUNCTION—There are two types: NPN and PNP [two words] 2.    ECBBUS—1970s communication system for Zilog and Intel microprocessors [two words] 3.    VISUALSERVOING—Used to control a robot’s motions [two words] 4.    ATTOSECOND—10-18 of a second
6.    NICKELCADMIUM—This small, light, high-power type is commonly used in hand-held devices [two words] 7.    DEFCON—Place where hackers annually assemble
9.    PIGGYBACKING—Bi-directional data transmission
11.    GRASSHOPPER—Programming language for rhinos
13.    FLOSSMANUALS—Netherlands-based foundation that provides information about and access to free software [two words] 15.    RASPBERRYPI—An inexpensive SBC [two words] 17.    LIDAR—Laser-based measurement technique

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