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LOOKING FOR SPECIFICATIONS FOR STANDARDS? HEAD STRAIGHT FOR THE DEFENSE STANDARDIZATION PROGRAM (DSP (1) (Digital Signal Processor) A special-purpose CPU used for digital signal processing applications (see definition #2 below). It provides ultra-fast instruction sequences, such as shift and add, and multiply and add, which are commonly used in math-intensive ) WEBSITE: http://www.dsp.dla.mil

THERE YOU'LL FIND DSP DOCUMENTS IN PORTABLE DOCUMENT FORMAT (file format) Portable Document Format - (PDF) The native file format for Adobe Systems' Acrobat. PDF is the file format for representing documents in a manner that is independent of the original application software, hardware, and operating system used to create those documents.  (PDF), THESE DOCUMENTS INCLUDE ...

* DoD or Federal specifications/standards

* Military specifications (MIL-PRF-xxx and MIL-DTL-xxx)

* Military standards

* Military handbooks

* Commercial item descriptions (CDs)

* Data item descriptions (DIDs)

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From the DSP home page, click ONLINE SPECS in the banner on the left-hand side of the screen.

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Then click Click here to DSP documents

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On the next Screen, click ASSIT Quick Search

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From the same screen you can also search for documents by clicking

assistdocs.com (http://assistdocs.com)

You can search by document ID, document number, title or federal supply class or standardization area.

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To order documents on CD-ROM CD-ROM: see compact disc.
CD-ROM
 in full compact disc read-only memory

Type of computer storage medium that is read optically (e.g., by a laser).
 or documents available only paper, click ASSIST Shopping Wizard (http://assist.daps.dla.mil)

You can search by document ID, document number, title or federal supply class or standardization area.

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ACCESS TO ONLINE DOCUMENTS VARIES, DEPENDING ON WHETHER THE SPEC OR STANDARD CARRIES A RESTRICTED OR UNRESTRICTED DISTRIBUTION.

ONLINE SPECS will also take you to links for other kinds of specifications and standards, including:

* NATO NATO: see North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
NATO
 in full North Atlantic Treaty Organization

International military alliance created to defend western Europe against a possible Soviet invasion.
 and other International Standardization Agreements

* Non-government standards

* Other government agency standards, such as those published by the Department of Energy, the Federal Aviation Administration Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), component of the U.S. Department of Transportation that sets standards for the air-worthiness of all civilian aircraft, inspects and licenses them, and regulates civilian and military air traffic through its air traffic control  and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), civilian agency of the U.S. federal government with the mission of conducting research and developing operational programs in the areas of space exploration, artificial satellites (see satellite, artificial), .
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Title Annotation:Specs and Standards ...; military equipment
Publication:PS, the Preventive Maintenance Monthly
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:May 1, 2006
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