M1 LogoNo 'Sum-of-Parts' Philosophy

Don't buy multiple point-functionalities at exorbitant prices

ScopeCo's primary motivation is to sell their hardware

  • Their add-on packages are designed to be small point functionalities
  • In most cases, several of these point functionalities are needed to perform a single analysis or compliance testing task
  • It's very easy to spend $35-50,000 or more per scope to purchase the collection of little software add-ons you need to get your job done
  • In a few years when your needs change, you'll have to buy additional packages to support those new standards

M1 Waveform Tools is a single integrated product

  • A standard that can support all of your oscilloscopes, digitizers and EDA tools, both now and in the future
  • A consistent deployment that will have tools and applications available where you need them, when you need them, without incurring additional software costs
  • Avoid the "sum-of-parts" and work with a company whose motivation is to provide you with all the tools you need to accelerate your entire waveform workflow without bleeding you dry
"Just enough" is a phrase we learned from the platform companies. They used it in conjunction with other phrases like "customer sensitivity to minimum viable functionality". At ASA, we call this design philosophy "half screwed together". It's never acceptable at ASA to solve only part of the problem or try to guess what the customer won't notice before they buy it.
By this, we mean that the scope or digitizer has the bandwidth, sample rate, and memory depth that is needed for the desired measurement.
If the manufacturer is even allowing their newer software to run on your out-of-production model, which is unlikely since their goal is to force you into buying the latest and greatest hardware.