A Microarchitecture for a Superconducting Quantum Processor

X. Fu, M.A. Rol, C.C. Bultink, J. van Someren, N. Khammassi, I. Ashraf, R.F.L. Vermeulen, J.C. De Sterke, W.J. Vlothuizen, R.N. Schouten, C.G. Almudéver, L. DiCarlo, K. Bertels

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This article proposes a quantum microarchitecture, QuMA. Flexible programmability of a quantum processor is achieved by multilevel instructions decoding, abstracting analog control into digital control, and translating instruction execution with non-deterministic timing into event trigger with precise timing. QuMA is validated by several single-qubit experiments on a superconducting qubit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-47
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Micro
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Emerging Technologies
  • Hardware
  • Quantum Computing


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