Quantum Machines Announces New Hardware to Eliminate Need for RF Engineering

New hardware solution pairs with Quantum Machines OPX solution to remove the need for engineering and calibration of IQ Mixers

TEL AVIV, Israel, March 3, 2022  — Quantum Machines (QM), creator of the first universal quantum computing cloud infrastructure, today announced the availability of the company’s all-in-one RF up/down-conversion module: Octave. The addition of Octave to the OPX offering creates an end-to-end solution for quantum control that can scale alongside the users’ demand.

The issue that many quantum researchers face is that in order to benefit from the advanced level of quantum orchestration, they must spend an excessive amount of time on RF engineering. Researchers spend vast amounts of time setting up and calibrating RF components, such as oscillators and IF mixers.This often leads to systems that are increasingly bulky and difficult to calibrate as the system size scales.

Octave is a compact, rack-mountable up-conversion and down-conversion module with built-in  Local Oscillator (LO) sources. The system removes the need for researchers to spend time in the lab on configurations and calibrations by automatic self-calibration done continuously and in a fraction of a second, ensuring that the system can keep pace with user demands as the numbers of qubits continue to scale.

Integrating Octave with the OPX, Quantum Machine’s Quantum Orchestration Platform (QOP) now enables R&D teams to execute the highly complex algorithms necessary for tackling the most advanced challenges facing quantum computing, at scale, without the need for complex engineering.

“One of the main pain points we’ve noticed for quantum control is that even with a good processor in place, researchers must devote a significant portion of their time to engineering their setups just to get to a point where they can actually begin experimenting,” said Dr. Itamar Sivan, Co-founder and CEO of Quantum Machines. “With the release of Octave, we’ve removed that engineering barrier, offering users a solution that integrates directly with our Quantum Orchestration Platform so that they can literally start  right out of the box.”

About Quantum Machines

QM’s Quantum Orchestration Platform (QOP) fundamentally redefines the architecture of the quantum control stack for the control and operations of quantum processors. The full-stack hardware and software platform is capable of running even the most complex algorithms right out of the box, including quantum error correction, multi-qubit calibration, and more. Helping achieve the full potential of any quantum processor, the QOP allows for unprecedented advancement and speed-up of quantum technologies as well as the ability to scale into the thousands of qubits.