Keysight PathWave Test Automation

PathWave Test Automation is a development tool for developing and debugging of OpenTAP test plans.
Keysight PathWave Test Automation (PWTA) is a development tool for OpenTAP test plans.

OpenTAP, the open-source test sequence engine and infrastructure provides a modular, open, and scalable architecture that can be adapted for different applications and requirements.
  • Test plan editor with multiple panes
  • Test plan editor with multiple panes

PWTA's editor is used to configure linear or more complex test sequences built by test steps. Each test step can have parameters that also are configured in the editor.

OpenTAP includes a number of general test steps that can be used in addition to custom built test-step plug-ins.


Plug-ins for instruments (and other hardware resources)  and DUT's are also configured in the editor.


The editor can run the test sequence (test plan), it can be single-stepped and breakpoints can be set for easy debugging.


In addition to the test plan editor, additional graphical tools such as packet manager, test plan optimizer, result viewer and switch manager are included.


Development tools (SDK and templates) are integrated in Microsoft Visual Studio for custom development of plug-ins for test steps, instrument handling, UUT handling and result handling.


Plug-ins such as custom test steps are developed in C# or Python. UserFunctions developed in Keysight VEE can also be used in test plans.


Several license variants are available incl. floating (license server). Licenses can be either perpetual or valid for 6, 12 or 24 months.


As a Keysight Solutions Partner GJC Test & Software sells licenses and upgrades for PWTA and can offer consulting and education services.


More information?

Do you want to learn more how PathWave Test Automation and OpenTAP can be used in your test environment? Contact GJC for a demonstration on-site or for prices and additional information.

A 30-day evaluation license is available for PahtWave Test Automation as well as a Community edition.

GJC Test & Software
Västra Finnbodavägen 3, 131 71 Nacka, Sweden
Phone: +46 70-325 2089