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How Fast Can You Solve This Crossword Puzzle?

September 07, 2017

By: nanoMan
Guest Blogger, Maxim Integrated 

I spend a fair amount of time up in the air, flying all over the world to espouse the virtues of nanoPower technology. All part of being the face of nanoPower. Besides, who am I to complain? Frequent flier miles = first-class treatment, baby!

Plane time is a good time to hone my crossword puzzle skills. Flying home from a recent power electronics conference, I found a really good one: the EE-Sim Power Designer Challenge! Perfect for power nerds like me…and you, if you’re up for the challenge. (Can you beat my finish time of 10 minutes?)

Finish as much of the crossword as you can and email your puzzle to by September 27. Then, the kind folks at Maxim will enter your name in a drawing for a chance to win a very cool Garmin fēnix 5 watch. So, my power designer friends, are you ready for this challenge? 

EE-Sim crossword puzzleFigure 1: Are you up for this crossword challenge?

BTW, have you heard that the EE-Sim DC-DC Converter design and simulation tool has been revamped to help you quickly develop quality power supplies, whether you’re a power novice or an expert like me. Finish your design faster, and you’ll have more time to tackle crossword puzzles!