In this application note, we show you how one of Agilent’s channel partners, Konrad GmbH, used the Agilent 34980A multifunction switch/measure unit to create a standardized core, or open test platform (OTP), for building test systems. The OTP makes it easier for Konrad to develop and support custom functional test systems for its customers. The OTP provides more than 70 percent of a system’s total functionality. Konrad extends the functionality with custom building blocks and subsystems to meet each customer’s application-specific requirements.