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2015-G6B: Analog and digital integrated circuits (ICs); microprocessors; memory; I/O devices; microwave ICs (MMICs); display devices

2015-G6B01: Which of the following is an analog integrated circuit?

Linear voltage regulator



Frequency Counter

2015-G6B02: What is meant by the term MMIC?

Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit

Multi Megabyte Integrated Circuit

Military Manufactured Integrated Circuit

Mode Modulated Integrated Circuit

2015-G6B03: Which of the following is an advantage of CMOS integrated circuits compared to TTL integrated circuits?

Low power consumption

High power handling capability

Better suited for RF amplification

Better suited for power supply regulation

2015-G6B04: What is meant by the term ROM?

Read Only Memory

Resistor Operated Memory

Random Operational Memory

Resistant to Overload Memory

2015-G6B05: What is meant when memory is characterized as non-volatile?

The stored information is maintained even if power is removed

It is resistant to radiation damage

It is resistant to high temperatures

The stored information cannot be changed once written

2015-G6B06: What kind of device is an integrated circuit operational amplifier?




Programmable Logic

2015-G6B07: Which of the following is an advantage of an LED indicator compared to an incandescent indicator?

All of these choices are correct

Lower power consumption

Faster response time

Longer life

2015-G6B08: How is an LED biased when emitting light?

Forward Biased

Beyond cutoff

At the Zener voltage

Reverse Biased

2015-G6B09: Which of the following is a characteristic of a liquid crystal display?

It requires ambient or back lighting

It offers a wide dynamic range

It has a wide viewing angle

All of these choices are correct

2015-G6B10: What two devices in an Amateur Radio station might be connected using a USB interface?

Computer and transceiver

Microphone and transceiver

Amplifier and antenna

Power supply and amplifier

2015-G6B11: What is a microprocessor?

A computer on a single integrated circuit

A low power analog signal processor used as a microwave detector

A microwave detector, amplifier, and local oscillator on a single integrated circuit

A low voltage amplifier used in a microwave transmitter modulator stage

2015-G6B12: Which of the following connectors would be a good choice for a serial data port?



Type N

Type SMA

2015-G6B13: Which of these connector types is commonly used for RF connections at frequencies up to 150 MHz?





2015-G6B14: Which of these connector types is commonly used for audio signals in Amateur Radio stations?

RCA Phono



Type N

2015-G6B15: What is the main reason to use keyed connectors instead of non-keyed types?

Reduced chance of incorrect mating

Prevention of use by unauthorized persons

Higher current carrying capacity

All of these choices are correct

2015-G6B16: Which of the following describes a type N connector?

A moisture-resistant RF connector useful to 10 GHz

A small bayonet connector used for data circuits

A threaded connector used for hydraulic systems

An audio connector used in surround-sound installations

2015-G6B17: What is the general description of a DIN type connector?

A family of multiple circuit connectors suitable for audio and control signals

A special connector for microwave interfacing

A DC power connector rated for currents between 30 and 50 amperes

A special watertight connector for use in marine applications

2015-G6B18: What is a type SMA connector?

A small threaded connector suitable for signals up to several GHz

A large bayonet connector usable at power levels in excess of 1 KW

A connector designed for serial multiple access signals

A type of push-on connector intended for high voltage applications

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