The Zurich Instruments QCCS follows a modular system control approach. This means that different instruments can be combined and controlled as a single system adopted to the setup size and the qubit technology. The type and number of components within a QCCS can be adjusted to changing requirements while remaining synchronized and controlled as a single system through one software interface, LabOne Q. This approach reduces setup complexity and control efforts, enabling users to concentrate on their quantum computing research as they need to set aside less time for implementation, system calibration and programming of individual hardware settings. Another significant advantage of this system control approach is the ability to parallelize and queue tasks within the control software for maximum uptime of the quantum device in use.
With the QCCS, users can
- Start from a circuit-level and gate-level software development kit (SDK) and have a pathway to dock their quantum computer to application software making it available on a remote computer, within the local network of a research facility and in the cloud.
- Use pulse-level and sample-level access for individual quantum information processing experiments such as error correction protocols, surface code or randomized benchmarking.
Both approaches are supported by the LabOne Q software architecture, which enables fast bring-up, frequent calibration and customization.