Intel Creates 17 Qubit Superconducting Test Chip For Quantum Computing

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The world
might hail quantum computers as the future. From
IBM’s universal quantum computer
to Microsoft’s new
programming language for quantum computers
, the development
is going on at a great pace. But still, there is a lot of work to
be done.

Intel has created a new
17-qubit superconducting test chip
and they have tried to
lessen one problem associated with the quantum computing chips.

They are very fragile, and their operating conditions include
extremely low temperatures (20 millikelvins, that’s 250 times
colder than deep space) making the packaging of the qubits an
important factor for their performance and proper
functioning.

The superconducting chip, equivalent to the size of a
half-dollar coin, is manufactured in such as way that it can
work reliably in higher temperatures. With the new
architecture, they have reduced radio frequency (RF)
interference between the qubits.

Moreover, the chip can send and receive 10 to 100 more
signals when compared to wire-bonded chips. Its advanced design
makes it scalable for quantum integrated circuits which are
considerably bigger than conventional silicon chips.

Intel has delivered the superconducting test chip to their
quantum research partner QuTech based in Netherlands. The two
are working together on a quantum computing system.

Also Read: What
Exactly Is Quantum Computing?

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