Date: Tue., Nov 21st, 2023, 09:00 AM – 10:30 AM (MST) Alberta

Location: University of Calgary, ICT 424C

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Sponsor: IEEE Southern Alberta, Jt. CAS04/SSC37 Society Chapters

Speaker: Professor Joe Bardin, of ECE at UMass Amherst, Google, Team Lead, Development of Integrated Circuits for Large-Scale Quantum Computers.

Topic: ISSCC 2023 Short Course: Cryoelectronics for Quantum Computing: Technology, Circuit Design, and Future Directions

In this talk, we give an overview of emerging IC technology for the readout and control of superconducting quantum processors. After a brief introduction, the talk will describe the prospect of using SiGe HBT-based LNAs for qubit readout, including a discussion of technology optimization for reducing noise. We then will discuss control ICs, including experimental challenges and characterization techniques using quantum control experiments. The talk will end with a discussion of open challenges.


Joseph Bardin is a Professor of ECE at UMass Amherst and a Research Scientist with the Google Quantum AI team. At UMass, he leads research in the area of low-temperature integrated circuits, with applications in radio astronomy and the quantum information sciences. At Google, he leads the team working on the development of integrated circuits for large-scale quantum computers.