ASA Announces Major New Features in M1 Waveform Tools™ v7

ASA’s newly-released M1 Waveform Tools v7 provides M1™ users with an expanded vision and an even broader set of capabilities.

Amherst, MA USA... May 15, 2014

Amherst Systems Associates Inc (ASA Corp.) today announced the release of the latest version (v7) of their flagship product M1 Waveform Tools, which defined the oscilloscope-usefulness software market when first released in 1994. The new release builds upon the industry-defining vision and capability set available in previous versions. To better reflect this expanded/unlimited vision, the name of the tool is changing from M1 Oscilloscope Tools™ to M1 Waveform Tools with this version. The new name highlights ASA’s unique platform-agnostic, brand-agnostic, and age-agnostic approach and ability to improve customers’ waveform-based workflow far beyond just oscilloscopes.

M1 Waveform Tools v7 includes support for multiple new platform types beyond oscilloscopes, multiple major enhancements in automation, an emergency backup license server product to maximize uptime during hardware failures, and significant new types of collaboration, to name but a few. Over the next several weeks, ASA will be releasing a series of detailed Press Releases introducing these new capabilities and describing their impact on customers’ waveform handling workflow. The series of Press Releases from ASA will contain new announcements and enhancements for the popular no-cost M1 Waveform Viewer product as well. A high-level summary of all the new changes can be found at

Mike Williams, President and Principal Product Designer for the M1 product family, noted "No other tool in the waveform-handling software market has been in continuous release even half as long as M1.  We invented that market. Before this release, the vision and capability set of M1 Waveform Tools literally dwarfed that of any other waveform software. With the release of v7, we are not only providing a massive expansion of the capability set, but more importantly substantially broadening the already enormous vision.  No other portfolio on the market even attempts to address the scale of end-to-end workflow acceleration of customer waveform handling activities (measurement, analysis, automation, collaboration, debug) that M1 addresses, let alone attempts to address them in an anti-proprietary, platform-agnostic, brand-agnostic, age-agnostic manner.  Or at anything less than a customer-punishing price. There is no rational reason for a customer to waste their budget on the so-called tools and the associated limited visions from the platform manufacturers.”

With all of the changes to the portfolio, ASA has also expanded their website,, to discuss M1 in terms of the impacts it can have on a customer’s workflow rather than just listing individual features and functions as is the norm for the simple, proprietary accessory software offered by the platform manufacturers.

U.S. Availability and Pricing

M1 Waveform Tools Version 7 has been released and is available immediately. M1 employs "scalable pricing", where the actual price level is determined by the platform configuration to which you will attach it. Pricing ranges from US$495 to US$11,995 in seven steps. For more information, please see the product web site.

For further information about M1, please email ASA at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit us on the web at

Photos of M1™ can be found at

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About ASA Corp.

ASA Corp. is an engineering/technology company focused squarely on clock & timing engineering, and related measurement science. As an innovator and a leader in this field for over 25 years, ASA has helped forge how clock & timing is done today, as well as contributing significantly to what future clock and measurement technologies will look like. ASA’s patented approach to analyzing jitter and timing in both clock and data-streams is instantiated in the M1™ product family, which has become the de facto standard for how high-precision timing is measured. The M1™ family of waveform-handling tools is both the functionality and precision leader in every market segment in which it competes, and is the only tool which runs on the oscilloscopes, digitizers, and EDA tools of all of the major manufacturers. By combining unique know-how and experience with industry leading products, ASA is in a unique position to deliver significant, genuine value to its hundreds of clients and partners worldwide.

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