Design of Microwave Control Systems for Emerging NISQ-Scale Quantum Computers

Control of quantum computers based on superconducting transmons requires dynamically generating short microwave and baseband pulses with low noise and precise timing. There are a number of architectural tradeoffs that can be made in implementing such a control system, balancing flexibility, qubit performance, cost, and latency. This talk will describe state-of-the-art approaches for taking advantage of large NISQ computers, including signal generation, timing, real-time feedback, and interfacing with classical compute resources.