Accurate and low-noise generation and amplification of microwave signals are required for the manipulation and readout of quantum bits (qubits). A fault-tolerant quantum computer operates at deep cryogenic temperatures (i.e., <100 mK) and requires thousands of qubits for running practical quantum algorithms. Consequently, CMOS radio-frequency (RF) integrated circuits operating at cryogenic temperatures down to 4 K (Cryo-CMOS) offer a higher level of system integration and scalability for future quantum computers. In this paper, we extensively discuss the role, benefits, and constraints of Cryo-CMOS for qubits control and readout. The main characteristics of the CMOS transistors and their impacts on RF circuit designs are described. Furthermore, opportunities and challenges of low noise RF signal generation and amplification are investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS)
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, USA
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-0397-6
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-0398-3
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event2019 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2019 - Sapporo, Japan
Duration: 26 May 201929 May 2019


Conference2019 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2019

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