The National Physics Laboratory (NPL) has utilized IntelliConnect's Q-CON high-density connectors for cryogenic testing, enabling them to use these connectors in dilution refrigerators for quantum computing applications. The end product resulted in efficient signal transmission between quantum computers, maximizing overall efficiency at cryogenic temperatures.
Craig Robinson, Sales Manager of IntelliConnect (Europe), the UK based specialist manufacturer of cryogenic connectors and cable harnesses, had recently visited the National Physics Laboratory at their new, dedicated building for Advanced Quantum Metrology to meet with Conservative MP and Minister for Science and Innovation Andrew Griffin.
They discussed how cryogenic testing of IntelliConnect’s new Q-CON high-density connector at NPL had greatly assisted the market acceptance of this innovative product for use in dilution refrigerators in the Quantum Computer sector. The new Q-CON high density cryogenic connector for Quantum Computing provides reliable transmission of critical signals at very low temperatures, featuring compact and simple connection up to 24-ways with attenuators available to suppress thermal noise.
Q-CON high-density multi-way connectors are based around the SMPM interface to meet the needs of large-scale high qubit Quantum machines and provide many more coaxial lines in a given space, simplifying the installation and customization within a dilution refrigerator. Typical spacing using SMA connectors is limited to approximately 16 mm, whereas the new Q-CON high-density connectors are designed with a pitch of 4.75 mm. The SMPM interface provides a simple push to mate connection only requiring a hex key to tighten the two fasteners.
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