APS Cancelled March Meeting; Here’s Notable Quantum Products That Were to Be Announced
Novel tools aim to accelerate physics research
+ As yet there is no online replacement for the technical exhibit, where more than 150 companies were preparing to share their expertise and to introduce their latest innovations in equipment, services, and software. Some of the notable product launches are highlighted below, plus you can also check out our previous round-up of technical developments that were due to be announced at the meeting.
+ Control instrumentation empowers quantum computing. Zurich Instruments has introduced the first commercial Quantum Computing Control System (QCCS), which provides all the hardware and software needed by researchers to scale up their experimental set-ups to a large number of qubits while also minimizing complexity. The QCCS makes all the necessary links between high-level quantum algorithms and their physical qubit implementation, and performs all critical tasks such as qubit initialization, control and readout, and real-time feedback to enable global error correction on quantum algorithms.
+ Automation equips atomic force microscopy for industry. Park Systems has shown that an atomic force microscope (AFM) can deliver the high throughputs needed for industrial metrology applications, including the manufacture of semiconductor chips. Combining high-speed scanning with optical pattern recognition and automation software can deliver measurements up to five times faster than with conventional techniques, while still maintaining good image quality and a long tip lifetime.
+ Simple solvers for strongly correlated systems. HQS Quantum Simulations has released a free and easy to use platform to solve lattice models, which can be accessed at scce.quantumsimulations.de. Simply define a unit cell of your strongly correlated model system in one or two dimensions, add a small amount of information about the system size, and the platform will take care of the rest – including the distribution of the jobs to high-performance cloud computers.
+ Cryogenic innovation enables simple scale-up for quantum experiments. Bluefors has introduced high-density wiring as an option for its modular side-loading XLDsl dilution refrigerator system. The high-density interface enables researchers to build experiments with more than 1000 high-frequency lines in one cryostat, which is becoming increasingly important as scientists seek to increase the number of qubits in their quantum computing systems.
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