QuantWare launches customizable 25-qubit processor

QuantWare launches customizable 25-qubit processor

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By Peter Clarke

QuantWare (Delft, The Netherlands) has developed a customizable quantum processor that lets customers design and receive their own 25-qubit processor within 30 days.

The 25-qubit processor platform is called Contralto and it gives customers access to high-performance quantum computing at a fraction of the cost of developing their own processor in house.

The Contralto QPU is a follow up to the 5-qubit Soprano launched by QuantWare in July 2021 (see European startup ships first commercial quantum processor). Since then the company has tripled its staff headcount.

Additional features

Contralto offer the ability to add  asymmetric SQUID [superconducting quantum interference device] junctions, Purcell filters, and custom qubit topology. Meanwhile, dedicated drive and flux lines provide qubit control.

“While big tech companies have built QPUs with a higher number of qubits, these are not commercially available and restricted in design,” said QuantWare managing director Matthijs Rijlaarsdam, in a statement. “Building a large-scale, full-stack quantum computer can cost in the region of €45 million. The Contralto creates the opportunity to build one for an order of magnitude lower cost, opening up a myriad of new opportunities which could not be explored before,” he added.

The QuantWare Contralto is available now, and the company is already looking towards their next release, according to QuantWare director of engineering Dr. Alessandro Bruno: “Our next processor will be based on a new proprietary architecture, which will allow us to scale very rapidly, making even larger QPUs accessible and affordable.”

QuantWare is a spin-off from TU Delft that develops, designs and fabricates superconducting quantum processors and amplifiers.

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