Zurich Instruments has come up with two new products with the aim of empowering the quantum research community. They are the PQSC Programmable Quantum System Controller and the UHFQA Quantum Analyzer.
Combined with the LabOne® control software and its HDAWG Arbitrary Waveform Generators, the new products make up the first commercial Quantum Computing Control System (QCCS). The QCCS from Zurich Instruments is an integrated and comprehensive system of individually certified instruments and software that is developed to deal with the high complexity of a quantum computing setup.
It provides an effective interface to higher level components of the full quantum computing stack as well as offering advanced control electronics that are crucial for initializing, manipulating and reading out quantum bits with the dependability needed for quantum computers.
First Commercial Quantum Analyzer
The UHFQA Quantum Analyzer form Zurich Instruments is the first commercial instrument exclusively designed to read out spin and superconducting qubits with high fidelity and speed. The UHFQA will help quantum researchers to upgrade their systems to 100 or more qubits and improve the performance of calculations, as well as minimizing the related complexity and costs.
First Quantum System Controller
The PQSC Programmable Quantum System Controlled from Zurich Instruments is the first commercial instrument that is dedicated to the precise synchronization of all the electronic components needed to control a quantum computer.
The PQSC has low-latency real-time communication links which means it can overcome the practical drawbacks of conventional control strategies. This means that it is able to perform very fast and automated qubit calibration routines. It is possible to adapt the processing to the particular algorithm and computer architecture used and a user can programme the PQSC Programmable Quantum System Controller to optimize for quick tune-up and error correction.
Europe’s Open Quantum Computer – OpenSuperQ
The recently announced EU project OpenSuperQ will put into use Zurich Instruments’ proficiency in quantum research and the two products launched recently. This international attempt aims to create an Open Superconducting Quantum Computer of up to 100 qubits, that includes all the features of the full quantum computing stack.
Zurich Instruments will share a budget of €10.33 million with nine other collaborators over an initial three year period. Zurich Instruments has been tasked with developing 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 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 Instruments has recently launched the SHFSG. It is the first signal generator that has been specifically designed and optimized for spin and superconducting qubits. The system can output up to 8.5 GHz without any requirement for mixer calibration and provides clean signals with low signal:noise ratios. Find out more about the product and register for Zurich's launch event on April 29th, 2021.
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