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This off-calendar magazine department allows the editors to provide detailed coverage of areas that do not necessarily fit into any of the predefined calendar article series. This can include significant new technology not considered when the editorial calendar was assembled.

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Military UPS Trends

Many Factors Drive Uninterruptible Power Supply Choice

The process of finding, selecting and qualifying commercial off-the-shelf Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPSs) for military applications can be an exercise in frustration.Read More...

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RoHS Two Years Later

Ensuring Reliability in Spite of RoHS and WEEE

Now that the European Union’s RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) and WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) directives are in place, it’s vital to understand theRead More...

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Managing DMSMS

Tech Advances Fuel Increasing DMSMS Challenges

For some time now, the U.S. Military has faced many of the constraints long familiar to commercial businesses including competition for scarce resources—in this case a share of theRead More...

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POSIX Fuels Portability, Reusability for Defense Apps

High levels of complexity and real-time responsiveness rank high as priorities in military and avionics system designs. In the past, the solution for these demanding environmentsRead More...

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Modular Strategy Eases Airborne Motor Control Woes

Today’s manufacturers of manned and unmanned military aircraft are under pressure to achieve improved performance while at the same time lower operating costs. In those efforts,Read More...

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Virtualized Strategy Smooths Military System Development

Over the past few decades, the number of lines of code in a typical military electronic system has increased a hundredfold. Take, for example, a 1960s-era jet fighter, which containedRead More...

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Software Modernization Is Key to Controlling Costs, Complexity

The ongoing rapid evolution of hardware capabilities and capacities presents a double-edged sword for mission-critical applications. Hardware advancements boost functionality andRead More...

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Drifts and Calibration: Fine Tuning Data Acq

Long gone are the days when data acquisition involved a person manually monitoring and writing down the status of some process to be analyzed later. Today, complex processes requireRead More...

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Extending the Life of Mission-Critical ICs

Military-grade systems pose significant product lifecycle challenges. Military electronic components are simply not used in the volumes that commercial components are used. PersonalRead More...

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