Was Matt Groening Inspired by a CDMA Plot?
Besides loads of useful stuff over at www.microwaves101.com, the authors have posted what they call a “politically incorrect” microwave slang glossary. While it predictably features some of the usual crude and sophmoric lab humor, there’s a lot of amusing terms that will ring familiar to most engineers — myself included.
A Simpsons fan, I’m particularly fond of Bart’s Head:
“‘Bart’s Head’ is the colloquial term for the waveform in the frequency domain of a CDMA signal as viewed on a spectrum analyzer. When operating correctly, it looks a lot like Bart Simpson’s head. Square sides, kind of choppy on the top. You might hear something like; ” I looked at the Bart’s head at the antenna port, and it rolls pretty sharply, I think the duplexer is tweaked” “