The Munich Quantum Valley (MQV) is an initiative for the promotion of Quantum Sciences and Quantum Technologies in Bavaria. In 2022 Zurich Instruments Germany joined the MUNIQC-SC project, which receives funding from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The five-year project plans to built a demonstrator device with up to 100 qubits to run practical NISQ-type algorithms based on fast nanosecond-operation timescales in combination with a scalable, industry-oriented fabrication process technology. Zurich Instruments Germany is responsible for a new high-fidelity readout scheme for 3D integrated qubits and for the automation of calibration routines for the quantum processing unit.
Zurich Instruments Germany collaborates closely with our partners, among whom are the Walter-Meißner-Institut, the Technical University of Munich, Fraunhofer EMFT, Infineon, Kiutra, Parity Quantum Computing Germany and IQM Germany.
In 2022 Zurich Instruments Germany joined the QSolid project, which receives funding from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The aim of the five-year project is to build a superconducting quantum computer demonstrator with several generations of processors differing in performance, size, precision and application area. Zurich Instruments Germany is responsible for the seamless integration of the quantum computing control system in the quantum stack and for optimizing data transfer protocols with high communication bandwidth.
Zurich Instruments Germany works together with a large group of German partners with strong industry contributions, among whom are Parity Quantum Computing Germany, HQS Quantum Simulations, Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik, IQM Germany, Supracon, Racyics, AdMOS, LPKF Laser & Electronics, Partec, Atotech and Atos Information Technology, and has a close collaboration with academic partners including Forschungszentrum Jülich and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
In 2018, Zurich Instruments joined the OpenSuperQ Project, which is part of the Quantum Flagship – one of the largest and most ambitious research initiatives of the European Union. OpenSuperQ aims at designing, building, and operating a quantum information processing system of up to 100 qubits and to sustainably make it available at a central site for external users. Zurich Instruments is responsible for the full stack of room-temperature electronics as well as for the control and measurement software of the multi-qubit system.
We design and manufacture hardware and software components for real-time quantum processor control and readout with low-latency feedback and increased scalability. We collaborate closely with our partners, among whom are Prof. Frank Wilhelm-Mauch and Prof. David DiVincenzo at Forschungszentrum Jülich, Prof. Andreas Wallraff at ETH Zurich, and Dr. Jonas Bylander at Chalmers University of Technology.
To learn more about the approach taken by OpenSuperQ visit this page, and watch this video to see how each partner contributes to the project.
Zurich Instruments is the industry partner in the SuperQuLAN project, which receives funding by the FET Open initiative from the European Union's Horizon 2020 programme. The goal of this project is to implement a quantum local area network (QuLAN) where the nodes are superconducting qubits in spatially separated refrigerators and the connections are given by cryogenic transmission lines. This outcome would correspond to a crucial shift from intra- to inter-fridge quantum communication, thus supporting the realisation of the first quantum computing clusters based on superconducting qubits.
The consortium includes experts in the fields of superconducting circuits, nanophotonics and quantum information theory; we look forward to close collaborations with all our partners, who include Prof. Peter Rabl at TU Wien and Prof. Ignacio Cirac at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics.
For an overview of the project visit this page.