Quantum Computing Control System
In 2018, Zurich Instruments introduced the first commercial Quantum Computing Control System (QCCS), designed to control more than 100 superconducting and spin qubits. Each component of the QCCS is conceived to play a specific role in qubit control, readout and feedback, and operates in a fully synchronized manner with the other parts of the system. LabOne Q, the Zurich Instruments control software for the QCCS, provides a full measurement framework for quantum computing and facilitates the integration into higher-level software.
The Zurich Instruments QCCS supports researchers and engineers by allowing them to focus on the development of quantum processors and other elements of the quantum stack while benefiting from the most advanced classical control electronics and software.
Efficient workflows, tailored specifications and feature sets, and a high degree of reliability are the characteristics most valued by our customers.
The scientific achievements accomplished with the QCCS (see below for a list of publications) are a testimony to our close engagement with some of the most ambitious research groups in this area. The QCCS operates directly at qubit frequencies without mixer calibration, offers high density and low cost per qubit, and provides a growing feature set that takes into account the most recent developments in quantum computing.
- Scalable design: new inputs and outputs can be added at any time, and a high channel density and consistent performance are guaranteed for all setup sizes.
- Productivity-boosting software: LabOne Q efficiently connects high-level quantum algorithms with the analog signals at the quantum device.
- Hardware specifications that match the application: low noise, high resolution, and large bandwidth.
- A thought-through and tested systems approach: precise synchronization, reliable operation.
- Feedback operation: fast data propagation across the system, powerful decoding capability.
QCCS Overview Video
In April 2020, Quantum Inspire went live. As the first European quantum computer in the cloud, it provides access to 2 backends, one with superconducting transmon qubits and one with spin qubits. Both setups are powered by the Zurich Instruments QCCS.
- Reliable, stable operation 24/7
- Performance-critical features: multiplexed readout, precompensation and interfacing
- Full feature set: bring-up, calibration and characterization, no manual re-cabling
- Upgrade path to 100 qubits and beyond