Quantum Research: The First Quantum Computing Control

With the aim of empowering the quantum research community, Zurich Instruments has come up with two new products: the UHFQA Quantum Analyzer and the PQSC Programmable Quantum System Controller.

In combination with its HDAWG Arbitrary Waveform Generators and the LabOne® control software, the new products constitute the first commercial Quantum Computing Control System (QCCS). The QCCS from Zurich Instruments is a comprehensive and integrated system of individually certified instruments and software developed to deal with a quantum computing setup’s high complexity.

It offers the advanced control electronics crucial for initializing, manipulating, and reading out quantum bits with the fidelity needed for quantum computers, as well as providing an effective interface to higher level components of the full quantum computing stack.

First Commercial Quantum Analyzer

The UHFQA Quantum Analyzer from Zurich Instruments is the first commercial instrument designed exclusively to read out spin and superconducting qubits with high speed and fidelity. The UHFQA will assist quantum researchers to upgrade their systems to 100 or more qubits and enhance the performance of the calculations, while minimizing the related costs and complexity.

First Quantum System Controller

The PQSC Programmable Quantum System Controller from Zurich Instruments is the first commercial instrument dedicated to the precise synchronization of all the electronic components needed to control a quantum computer.

Thanks to its low-latency real-time communication links, the PQSC can solve the practical drawbacks of conventional control strategies, rendering it feasible to perform very fast and automated qubit calibration routines. A user can program the PQSC Programmable Quantum System Controller to optimize for quick tune-up and error correction, and it is possible to adapt the processing to the particular algorithm and computer architecture used.

Europe’s Open Quantum Computer — OpenSuperQ

Zurich Instruments’ proficiency in quantum research instrumentation, and the two products launched recently, will be put to use in the recently announced EU project OpenSuperQ. The aim of this international attempt is to create an Open Superconducting Quantum Computer of up to 100 qubits, which includes all the features of the full quantum computing stack.

Collaborating with nine other collaborators, Zurich Instruments will share a budget of €10.33 million over an initial period of three years. Being part of the OpenSuperQ project, the role of Zurich Instruments is to develop the instrumentation that implements the quantum algorithms and reads out the qubit states.

The entire team at Zurich Instruments is excited to continue the intense collaboration with the top researchers in the field. The new PQSC and the new Quantum Analyzer will contribute to a fast and sustainable advance of the OpenSuperQ project and foster the global leadership of Zurich Instruments in quantum computing control systems.

Jan Benhelm, Head of Marketing, Zurich Instruments

Zurich Instrument’s quantum product landscape

Zurich Instrument’s quantum product landscape.

Zurich Instrument’s core quantum team (from top left): Bruno Küng (Application Scientist), Jürg Schwizer (Head of Software), Sadik Hafizovic (CEO), Niels Haandbaek (Senior Engineer), Jan Benhelm (Head of Marketing), and Adrian Messmer (VP R&D).

Zurich Instrument’s core quantum team (from top left): Bruno Küng (Application Scientist), Jürg Schwizer (Head of Software), Sadik Hafizovic (CEO), Niels Haandbaek (Senior Engineer), Jan Benhelm (Head of Marketing), and Adrian Messmer (VP R&D).

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by Zurich Instruments.

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