Scalable Architecture for Ion-Trap Quantum Computing Integration

The realization of the European quantum computing roadmap requires new quantum computing architectures that enable a scalable approach towards the goal of a thousand qubits at the end of the decade – a challenge that ought to be tackled in a collaborative effort across disciplines such as quantum science, computer science, and electrical engineering. In this project we propose to develop intermediate-scale quantum computation devices and complement the hardware with device-aware compilers for the trapped-ion platform. The project cross-fertilizes three critical areas:

– ion-trap development, pushing towards segmented ion traps with low heating rates;

– efficient compilation of quantum algorithms into low-level instruction circuits for segmented quantum information processing that enable seamless integration of qubit shuttling operations;

– scalable, low noise electronic circuits development for fast operation of segmented ion-trap quantum information processors at room temperature and cryogenic conditions.

During the project we will integrate the developed electronics, compilers and ion traps in a prototype and deploy it for use in R&D, academic and industrial applications. Developed with the long-term vision of pushing towards 1000 qubits in mind, the realized technology will serve as a platform to drive the European quantum computation roadmap.




  • Coordinator: Thomas Monz (Alpine Quantum Techlogies GmbH, AT)
  • Henrik Dreyer (Cambridge Quantum Deutschland GmbH i.G., DE)
  • Grzegorz Kasprowicz (Institute of Electronic Systems,Warsaw University of Technology, PL)


Call year

Call 2021

Call topic

Applied Quantum Science

Area of research

Quantum information sciences

Start date

June 2022


36 months

Funding support

€ 1 249 564

Project status

In Progress