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Quantum Machines introduces latest quantum sample holder system

By Dan O'Shea posted 25 Oct 2023

Sample holders and similar packaging solutions intended to contain quantum processors are among the unsung heroes of quantum computing, extremely important components that are not often talked about. Recently, Quantum Machines claimed an advancement in that arena with the unveiling of the QBoard-II, a modular, PCB-based sample holder system for low-temperature spin-qubit chips, general transport experiments, and superconducting circuits.

The new product improves upon the performance and usability of the company’s original QBoard, as it features more compact dimensions, new PCB, interposer, and daughterboard designs, and the addition of a shielding lid. Also, it includes a versatile set of mounting brackets ensuring full compatibility with popular dilution refrigerators, all of these aspects adding up to a container system that will help accelerate and enhance quantum computer development and experiments, Quantum Machines said. 

The company added that customers can easily transition from QBoard-I with unchanged connector configurations.

Further details on the key features of QBoard-II:

  • Modular Design: The plug-and-play modular design of the QBoard-II enables easy exchange and reuse of different sample chips.
  • Expanded Experiment Capabilities: With support for transmission up to 8 GHz, conduct a wide range of experiments.
  • Optimal Signal Quality: The chip carrier minimizes RF losses and reduces crosstalk, ensuring the quality of measurements and experiments. A shielding lid for the daughterboard protects from radiation.
  • Non-Magnetic Materials: All materials used in QBoard-II are non-magnetic, preserving the integrity of experiments.

“QBoard-II is designed to make quantum researchers’ lives easier. It simplifies complex setups, saves valuable research hours, and enables them to concentrate on what truly matters – advancing science,” said Itamar Sivan, CEO and co-founder of Quantum Machines. The new product will be on display at SiQEW 2023, October 31 – November 2 in Kyoto, Japan.

This news comes after Quantum Machines in September launched the latest version of its quantum control solution, the OPX1000.

Image: QBoard-II sample holder system. (Quantum Machines)

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

Categories: quantum computing

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