M1 has been in this space, and in a constant state of refinement, since 1994. No other tool has this pedigree. It has consistently been the standard other products seek to emulate. To quote a scope company we know very well, it is referred to internally as "the gold standard".
M1 implements a huge, proven library of measurements, decodes and compliance applications.* It includes advanced, intuitive exploration, debug tools that help you find problems faster, and characterization modes that streamline the recording of data. There is even a patented Hidden Anomaly Location mode that can detect subtle signal integrity failures.
These and more are surrounded by unique capabilities that go far beyond measurement and analysis to deliver a total solution for accelerating your workflow around waveforms. Whatever you need to do with your waveforms, absolutely no other tool provides solutions that are half as complete or half as rigorous as M1.
* And we do you the favor of not selling each point functionality to you separately - it's one tool, and everything is in it
M1 Waveform Tools™ puts more, and more powerful, measurements at your finger tips than you can ever get directly from the platform manufacturer.
With over 400 built-in time-tested and lab-validated measurements, what you need is probably already in there. If not, M1™ includes a simple yet sophisticated framework for adding your own measurements either via Matlab or directly in M1.
M1 also includes the most powerful RjDj decomposition tool in the industry; SEEj™ is calibrated, validated, and specified over an enormous range of 'jitter space'. And since M1 comes from ASA (the inventor of time-interval analysis using a scope), you can be sure that your analysis is backed by rigorous science and testing.
Speeding characterization work by orders of magnitude
When you're characterizing a part, you need to record parameters from more than one measurement. M1's Characterization Manager™ uniquely lets you gather the relevant values from all your measurements in a single table, along with notes about the conditions under which each test was run. The Characterization Manager can produce spreadsheet-ready output, or it can produce a PDF-formatted report directly.
Tools developed from decades of experience in solving the hardest problems
M1 Waveform Tools' debug capabilities were developed based on ASA's decades of experience to provide all the tools and built-in intelligence you need to easily home in on even the most difficult-to-find problems.
View the modulation, time, and frequency domains simultaneously, with ways to easily correlate behavior in one domain with behavior in the other.
M1's Virtual Deep Memory™ Toolkit helps you make the most of whatever memory your scope has, without having to resort to expensive memory upgrades or a new scope.
The patented Hidden Anomaly Location (HAL) capability automatically detects a whole range of subtle signal integrity issues in the background.
Other capabilities allow you to easily analyze hundreds or even thousands of waveforms and find the one instance of undesired behavior, or analyze how certain parameters vary over very long time scales.
M1 Waveform Tools makes exploring your waveform easier then ever, using an interface that was designed for maximum ease of use and efficiency while still allowing the power user access to its most powerful features.
You can intuitively Pan and Zoom across multiple synchronized domains while focusing on your measurements, not fighting the 1940s 'knobs' paradigm the manufacturers force you to use for exploration.
ASA created the first scope-based compliance test in the late 1990s, and has been first-to-market with a wide range of tests since then. Unlike the manufacturer's tests, almost all of the Compliance Apps in ASA's M1 Apps Store are free. You can even create your own Apps if desired.
The M1 Apps Store has Compliance Apps for many of the popular signal standards. Some Compliance Apps include special software components that add on to M1 to provide measurements specific to a signal standard. If a test fails on one or more parameters, you can examine the causes of the failure using M1's Compliance Breakout functionality.
M1 Waveform Tools also has a built in automation engine. Users can automate any sequence of measurements using a graphical scripting tool called ScriptBuilder™. ScriptBuilder creates files called TestScripts which can be loaded into M1 and run at the push of a button.