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Pasqal rolls out ‘no-code’ development platform Pulser Studio

Almost exactly two years after Pasqal first talked up its development of Pulser, an open-source Python framework for designing and simulating pulse sequences that act on programmable arrays of neutral atoms, the French company has unveiled Pulser Studio, which it claimed is “the first no-code development platform for neutral atoms quantum computers.”

Pasqal said Pulser Studio enables users with no knowledge of software coding to graphically build quantum registers and design pulse sequences that can be executed on quantum processors. “The platform allows the creation of novel insights into quantum computing and neutral atoms using an original user experience,” the company said in a statement.

Pulser Studio, which is open and free to corporate and academic users who sign up for its beta program, include a built-in emulator that will simulate sequences for small systems directly in the browser, allowing users to explore and become more comfortable using neutral atoms quantum computing. Software development platforms that require as little specialized education and skill as possible increasingly are being seen as key to addressing quantum computing ongoing workforce demands and development requirements.

Pasqal will deploy regular updates to Pulser Studio and integrate it with real quantum processors through its cloud platform.

The unveiling of Pulser Studio comes as companies using neutral atoms technology for quantum computers have made big news over the last year. Cold Quanta raised more than $100 million, while QuEra’s system landed on the Amazon Braket service, and Pasqal aligned with Italian energy company Eni, among other moves.

Dan O’Shea has covered telecommunications and related topics including semiconductors, sensors, retail systems, digital payments and quantum computing/technology for over 25 years.

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