ASA Corp. Announces Version 6 of M1 OT with Isolated Sub-Population Analysis
ASA today announced Version 6 of their award-winning M1 Oscilloscope Tools software family. The centerpiece of V6 is a unique way of analyzing anomalous behavior in a waveform. Dubbed “Isolated Sub-Population Analysis” or ISPA, this new capability allows oscilloscope users to better understand and debug important signal behaviors.
Amherst, MA USA…. July 22, 2008
Amherst Systems Associates Inc (ASA Corp.) is proud to announce the release of Version 6 of their M1 Oscilloscope Tools software family. The centerpiece of this new release is a unique patent-pending technology called “Isolated Sub-Population Analysis,” or ISPA.
ISPA enables the user to better understand two significant classes of signal behaviors... those which repeat, and those which can be associated with events or behaviors on other signals. ISPA provides the critical "back end" of the process to take anomalies discovered by M1’s award-winning Hidden Anomaly Location (HAL) technology, as well as other event-isolating capabilities of M1 OT, and determine what their root causes are. ISPA creates an analysis population that is comprised only of the events of interest.... none of the ‘normal’ events that comprise the majority of the waveform are present in the isolated sub-population (ISP). The ISP can then be explored and analyzed separately using M1's industry-leading collection of existing debug tools.
“Imagine a forest comprised primarily of oak, pine & maple trees,” Mike Williams, President of ASA and Chief Designer of M1 OT, said. “Assume that scattered about that forest are several small groups of birch trees that you want to study... you want to know things like how many birches are in there, how far apart they are, what size clusters they form, etc. This is literally a case of the forest preventing you from seeing the trees. if you had a tool that allowed you to see through the part of the forest you don't care about and only see, measure, analyze, etc the birches, the job would be a lot easier and therefore faster. Philosophically, Version 6 of M1 OT is a collection of tools that let you see, explore and analyze just the birches."
The initial ISPA capabilities included in v6.00 will be followed later this summer by significant additional capabilities. These will include both new ways to specify a subpopulation for analysis and new ways to view those subpopulations in context. In addition, HAL development will continue in parallel, providing new anomaly types that M1 OT will be able to automatically detect and extract for further analysis using ISPA.
U.S. Availability and Pricing
Version 6.00 of M1 OT will be available in late July 2008. Existing M1 users with an active Software Subscription are eligible to install this upgrade at no additional charge. M1 OT employs “scalable pricing,” where the actual price level is determined by the scope to which you will attach it. Pricing ranges from $995US to $7995US in five steps. For more information, please see the product web site.
A photo of M1™ can be found at http://www.amherst-systems.com/press-photos.htm.
About ASA Corp.
ASA Corp. is an engineering/technology company focussed squarely on clock & timing engineering, and related measurement science. As an innovator and a leader in this field for the past 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 defacto standard for how high-precision timing is measured. The M1 family of timing and jitter analysis 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 instruments of all of the major manufacturers. By combining unique know-how and experience with industry leading measurement products, ASA is in a unique position to deliver significant, genuine value to it’s hundreds of clients and partners worldwide.