Intel has announced Horse Ridge II. Compared to its predecessor, the control chip for quantum computers has been modified in a way that should improve scalability.
In a press release, Intel writes that the second generation of the Horse Ridge-SoC has two additional control functions, making it possible to connect more external control elements to the SoC. Intel identifies two specific feature:
- Reading out the current qubit state;
- The ability to control multiple qubits simultaneously using a process called multigate pulsing.
Horse Ridge is an SoC designed to operate within the extremely cold temperatures of a quantum computer. It should solve the problem of the many cables running into the cooling system to control individual qubits. This should make it easier to set up a system based on a quantum computer, an important step towards building a quantum computer with real practical use cases.