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Status: ongoing

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 at Saarland University, Prof. Andreas Wallraff at ETH Zurich, Prof. David DiVincenzo at Forschungszentrum Jülich, 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.

Status: ongoing

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.


Chicago Quantum Exchange


IBM Q Network

Micronit Microfluidics

Oxford Instruments


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The Chicago Quantum Exchange (CQE) identifies a community with a shared goal: create a stimulating environment for the development of quantum technology. We engage with CQE member institutions – which include the University of Chicago and the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory – in collaborative research efforts and joint workshops to explore new research directions and develop opportunities to train students in field-related disciplines.

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We recommend Fluigent pumps for microfluidic applications. Fluigent and Zurich Instruments have embraced the challenge of bringing electrical impedance spectroscopy to a world-wide audience.

Take a look at this application note.

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As part of the IBM Q Network, we work on the integration of IBM quantum technology with our own electronics to ensure reliable control and measurement of a quantum device while providing a clean software interface to the next higher level in the stack.

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We enjoy the application exchange with Micronit in the field of microfluidics. The company is our microfluidic chip maker of choice, and together we promoted the electrical impedance spectroscopy platform.

Take a look at our application notes.

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We cooperate with Oxford Instruments to demonstrate how to boost the user experience by combining equipment from both companies, resulting in a shorter time interval from installation to first scientific measurement.

Take a look at our application notes.

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Zurich Instruments USA, Inc. is part of Q-NEXT, a National Quantum Information Science Research Center led by the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory. The center's mission is to develop the science and technology to control, store and transmit quantum information reliably over different scales. The partnership extends to the foundational as well as to the more applied thrusts of Q-NEXT's strategy.

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