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Electrical Engineering Crossword (Issue 280)

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



2.    DOPPLERLIMIT—Temperature restrictions for laser cooling techniques [two words] 4.    PINKNOISE—This signal sees the world through rose-colored glasses [two words] 5.    BOLTZMANNCONSTANT—k or kB [two words] 7.    XORGATE—A half adder is made of an AND gate and one of these [two words] 14.    NEPER—Symbolized by “Np”
15.    GOTOPAIR—Two tunnel diodes used in high-speed gate circuits [two words] 17.    YAGI—Unidirectional antenna
18.    PHOSPHOR—Used as a light source in a cathode ray tube
19.    KERREFFECT—All materials show this, but certain liquids display it more strongly than others [two words]


1.    WEINBRIDGEOSCILLATOR—This type generates sine waves [three words] 3.    INTEGRATEDINJECTIONLOGIC—These digital circuits are built with several collector BJTs [three words] 6.    CARBONNANOTUBES—Their electronic properties can be metallic or semiconducting [two words] 8.    GILBERTCIRCUIT—Uses diodes and transistors’ logarithmic properties to compensates for nonlinearities and instabilities [two words] 9.    ADDRESSINGMODE—Can be implied by the instruction’s function [two words] 10.    SINADRATIO—Used to measure a signal’s standards
11.    FLATPACK—Semiconductor network sealed in a thin rectangular package
12.    SPEECHCLIPPING—Process that limits peak signals [two words] 13.    COMPANDOR—Condenses or enlarges an electric signal’s dynamic range
15.    GLASS—Device under development by search engine giant
16.    LILLIPUTIAN—A very small robot


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