Changelog

0.5.2 Fixes to backends, and other incremental fixes (2021-12-08)

Breaking changes

  • Dependency on jsonschema has been replaced with fastjsonschema. (!284, !293)

  • Zhinst hardware config json schema has changed. See the example schema. (!283)

  • In hardware_compile function, the hardware_map is changed to hardware_cfg parameter. (!279)

  • Remove enum tools dependency (!270)

Merged branches and closed issues

  • Compilation - The determine_absolute_scheduling function now sorts the list of labels in the timing constraints, and then a binary search (via np.searchsorted) is applied. (!272, !274)

  • Compilation - Make device_cfg an optional argument of qcompile(!281)

  • Compilation - renamed the hardware_mapping argument of qcompile into hardware_cfg (#165, !279)

  • Compilation - Introduced the hardware_compile function to perform the hardware compilation returning a CompiledSchedule (#224, !279)

  • Docs - Updating user guide to mention correctly the QuantumDevice and ScheduleGettable(s) available. (!209)

  • Infrastructure - Adds rich package in the requirements since tutorials use it. (!276)

  • Operations - The locate function now uses the functools.lru_cache to cache the result (only for python >= 3.8). For python 3.7, behaviour remains the same. (!273, !275)

  • Operations - Resolved a minor issue where identical Rxy rotations (for angles >360) would be treated as separate operations in a schedule (!263)

  • Visualization - Adds a function plot_acquisition_operations which together with the new AcquisitionOperation class will help highlight acquisition pulses in the pulse diagrams. (!271, !277)

  • Zhinst backend - Large parts of the Zhinst backend have been rewritten. This should resolve a range of issues. (!263)
    • Calculation of the timelines for different operations now makes using of a timing table, improving code readability and debugability.

    • Timing issues related to triggering should be resolved (#218)

    • The backend can now always use the same hardware configuration file (#214)

    • Acquisition is now done using the StartQA instruction (#213)

    • error handling in the Zhinst backend has been improved catching several exceptions at compile time of the schedule instead of manifesting in unexpected results during runtime.

    • Local oscillators through the ZI backend uses the GenericInstrumentCoordinatorComponent. Configures other parameters other than frequency. (!283, #204)

  • Qblox backend - only check major and minor version when checking compatibility with the qblox_instruments package (!290)
    • Added support for the Qblox Downconverter (!297)

    • Added workaround for staircase_amplitude. (!292)

    • Fix looped acquisition integration time, fix acquire index offset by one (!291)

    • Qblox instruments version == 0.5.3 (!289)

    • Fix sequencer_sync_en not being reset in the qblox instrument coordinator component. (!285)

    • Fix rounding of time to samples in qblox backend (!282)

    • Fix pulse stitching at zero amplitude. (!280)

    • Allow instruction generated staircase with modulation (!278)

  • Utilities - Improve JSON validation speed (!284)

  • Utilities - Improve operation deserialization speed (!273)

  • Bugfix - For calculating the pulse area, the mathematical area is used instead of area of sampled pulse. (!242, !286)

  • Bugfix - Fix for plot window operations (!294)

0.5.1 Incremental fixes, refactoring, and addition of convenience methods and classes (2021-11-11)

Breaking changes

  • InstrumentCoordinator - last_schedule is now a property (!252).

  • Structure - We have refactored the Operation and Schedule classes out of the types module and moved the different operation libraries (acquisition_library, gate_library, and pulse_library) (#217, !256).
    • quantify_scheduler.types.Operation -> quantify_scheduler.operations.operation.Operation, the import quantify_scheduler.Operation still works.

    • quantify_scheduler.types.Schedule -> quantify_scheduler.schedules.schedule.Schedule, the import quantify_scheduler.Schedule still works.

    • quantify_scheduler.types.CompiledSchedule -> quantify_scheduler.schedules.schedule.CompiledSchedule

    • quantify_scheduler.types.ScheduleBase -> quantify_scheduler.schedules.schedule.ScheduleBase

    • quantify_scheduler.types.AcquisitionMetadata -> quantify_scheduler.schedules.schedule.AcquisitionMetadata

    • quantify_scheduler.acquisition_library -> quantify_scheduler.operations.acquisition_library

    • quantify_scheduler.gate_library -> quantify_scheduler.operations.gate_library

    • quantify_scheduler.pulse_library -> quantify_scheduler.operations.pulse_library

Merged branches and closed issues

  • Control - Add option to set output port in heterodyne_spec_sched (!262)

  • Control - Expand SingleChannelScheduleGettable to support trace acquisitions (!248)

  • Control - Update create_dc_compensation_pulse behaviour and docstring. (!244)

  • Control - Refactor ScheduleGettableSingleChannel (!240, !249)

  • Control - Reduce the default init_duration of spectroscopy schedules (!237)

  • Generic ICC - Added a GenericInstrumentCoordinatorComponent. (!267)

  • ICCs - InstrumentCoordinatorComponentBase now has a force_set_parameter as a ManualParameter to enable the user to switch the lazy_set behaviour when setting parameters of the instruments connected to the InstrumentCoordinatorComponent. (!267)

  • Qblox ICCs - Adds a lazy_set behaviour by default when setting parameters with the same value to an instrument connected to the Qblox ICC. (!230)

  • Visualization - made matplotlib schedule visualization methods accessible as methods plot_circuit_diagram_mpl and plot_pulse_diagram_mpl of the Schedule class (!253)

  • Visualization - resolved a bug where a schedule was modified when drawing a circuit diagram (#197, !250)

  • Visualization - Add support for window operation to transmon backend (!245)

  • Infrastructure - Fix and enhance pre-commit + add to CI (!257, !265)

  • Infrastructure - Added prospector config file for CI. (!261)

  • Bugfix - Removed redundant determine_absolute_timing step in qcompile. (!259)

  • Bugfix - Ramp pulse sampling utilizing np.linspace behaviour changed. (!258)

  • Docs - Adds the new Quantify logo similar to quantify_core. (!266)

  • Docs - Enhance documentation of public API for reimported modules [imports aliases] (!254)

  • Docs - Fixes the funcparserlib error in rtd. (!251)

  • Docs - Updated Qblox backend docs to include the new features. (!247)

0.5.0 Expanded feature sets hardware compilation backends (2021-10-25)

Breaking changes

  • The schedules.timedomain_schedules.allxy_sched function no longer accepts the string “All” as an argument to the element_select_idx keyword.

  • The QuantumDevice.cfg_nr_averages parameter was renamed to QuantumDevice.cfg_sched_repetitions

  • The call signature of gettables.ScheduleVectorAcqGettable has been renamed to gettables.ScheduleGettableSingleChannel, and the call signature has been updated according to #36 to no longer accept several keyword arguments.

  • Qblox Backend - The NCO phase is now reset at the start of a program (!213).

  • Qblox Backend - Compilation now requires qblox_instruments version 0.5.0, 0.5.1 or 0.5.2 (!214, !221).

Merged branches and closed issues

  • Compilation - Added the ability to specify the BinMode at the quantum-circuit layer (#183, !180).

  • Compilation - qcompile no longer modifies schedules (#102, !178).

  • Control - Added a first version of the QuantumDevice object (#148, !180).

  • Control - A single-qubit ScheduleGettable has been added (#36, !180).

  • Docs - Added bibliography with sphinxcontrib-bibtex extension (!171).

  • Docs - Fixed missing files in API reference (!176).

  • InstrumentCoordinator - CompiledSchedule class added to specify interfaces of InstrumentCoordinator and compilation functions (#174, !177).

  • InstrumentCoordinator - CompiledSchedule.last_schedule method added to provide access to last executed schedule (#167, !177).

  • Qblox Backend - Added support for qblox_instruments version 0.4.0 (new acquisition path) (!143).

  • Qblox Backend - Added support for real time mixer corrections rather than pre-distorting the uploaded waveforms (!192).

  • Qblox Backend - Waveforms are now compared using the normalized data array rather than the parameterized description (!182).

  • Qblox Backend - Support for append bin mode (#184, !180).

  • Qblox Backend - Support for using real value pulses on arbitrary outputs added (!142).

  • Qblox Backend - Compilation now supports 6 sequencers for both the QCM as well as the QRM (!142).

  • Qblox Backend - Support for a cluster, along with its QCM, QRM, QCM-RF and QRM-RF modules (!164)

  • Qblox Backend - Registers are now dynamically allocated during compilation (!195)

  • Zhinst backend - No exception is raised when an LO that is in the config is not part of a schedule. (#203, !223)

  • Zhinst backend - Instrument coordinator components for ZI will only be configured when the settings used to configure it have changed (#196, !227)

  • Zhinst backend - Solved a bug that caused single-sideband demodulation to not be configured correctly when using the UHFQA (!227)

  • Zhinst backend - Warnings raised during compilation of seqc programs will no longer raise an exception but will use logging.warning (!227)

  • Zhinst backend - resolved a bug where the instrument coordinator cannot write waveforms to the UHFQA if it has never been used before (!227)

  • Zhinst backend - resolved a bug where multiple identical measurements in a schedule would result in multiple integration weights being uploaded to the UFHQA (#207, !234)

  • Zhinst backend - resolved a bug where the UHFQA would not be triggered properly when executing a schedule with multiple samples (batched mode) (#205, !234)

  • Qblox ICCs - Compensated integration time for Qblox QRM IC component (!199).

  • Qblox ICCs - Added error handling for error flags given by get_sequencer_state (!215)

  • QuantumDevice - Added docstrings to the TransmonElement parameters (!216, !218)

  • Qblox ICCs - QCoDeS parameters are now only set if they differ from the value in the cache (!230)

  • Visualization - Allow user defined axis for plotting circuit diagram (!206)

  • Visualization - Adds schedule plotting using matplotlib and a WindowOperation to help visualize pulse diagrams (!225, !232)

  • Other - Added method sample_schedule to sample a Schedule (!212)

  • Other - The RampPulse has an extra (optional) parameter offset (!211)

  • Other - Updated existing schedules to make use of the acquisition index (#180, !180).

  • Other - Added a function to extract acquisition metadata from a schedule (#179, !180).

  • Other - The soft square waveform can now be evaluated with only one datapoint without raising an exception (!235)

  • Other - Added a function that generates a square pulse that compensates DC components of a sequence of pulses (!173)

0.4.0 InstrumentCoordinator and improvements to backends (2021-08-06)

Breaking changes

  • Change of namespace from quantify.scheduler.* to quantify_scheduler.*

Merged branches and closed issues

  • Changes the namespace from quantify.scheduler to quantify_scheduler (!124)

  • InstrumentCoordinator - Add is_running property and wait_done method. Closes #133 (!140)

  • InstrumentCoordinator - Add instrument coordinator reference parameter to transmon element (!152)

  • InstrumentCoordinator - Prefix serialized settings for ZI ControlStack components. (!149)

  • InstrumentCoordinator - Refactored ControlStack name to InstrumentCoordinator (!151)

  • InstrumentCoordinator - Make use of InstrumentRefParameters (!144)

  • InstrumentCoordinator - Add controlstack class (!70)

  • InstrumentCoordinator - Add Zurich Instruments InstrumentCoordinatorComponent. (!99)

  • InstrumentCoordinator - Add Qblox InstrumentCoordinatorComponent. (!112)

  • InstrumentCoordinator - Avoid garbage collection for instrument coordinator components (!162)

  • Qblox backend - Removed limit in Qblox backend that keeps the QCM sequencer count at 2 (!135)

  • Qblox backend - Restructured compilation using external local oscillators. (!116)

  • Qblox backend - Added Chirp and Staircase pulses; and efficient implementation for QD spin qubit experiments (!106)

  • Qblox backend - Only run start_sequencer on pulsar instruments which have been armed (!156)

  • Zhinst backend - Assert current with new sequence program to skip compilation (!131)

  • Zhinst backend - Deserialize zhinst settings from JSON to ZISettingsBuilder (!130)

  • Zhinst backend - Add waveform mixer skewness corrections (!103)

  • Zhinst backend - Add backend option to enable Calibration mode (#103, !123)

  • Zhinst backend - Replace weights string array with a numerical array in JSON format (!148)

  • Zhinst backend - Add grouping of instrument settings (!133)

  • Zhinst backend - Add qcompile tests for the zurich instruments backend (!118)

  • Zhinst backend - Add repetitions parameter (!138)

  • Zhinst backend - Fixes the bug where the seqc in the datadir is not copied to the webserver location. (!165)

  • Fix for circuit diagram plotting failure after pulse scheduling (#157, !163)

  • Fixed typo in the gate_info of the Y gate in the gate_library (!155)

  • Add artificial detuning in Ramsey Schedule and bug fixes (!120)

  • Use individual loggers per python file (!134)

  • Recolour draw circuit diagram mpl (!96)

  • Fix issues with timedomain schedules (!145)

  • Renamed input parameters of quantify_scheduler.schedules.* functions. (!136)

  • Added acquisitions to circuit diagram (!93)

  • Add string representations to acquisition protocols of the acquisitions library (!114)

  • Transmon element and config generation (!75)

  • Rename operation_hash to operation_repr (!122)

  • Add types.Schedule from_json conversion (!119)

  • Add missing return types (!121)

  • Add serialization to Operations (!110)

0.3.0 Multiple backends support (2021-05-20)

  • Added support for both Qblox and Zurich Instrument backends.

  • Added convenience pylintrc configuration file.

  • Added examples for timedomain and spectroscopy schedules.

Breaking changes

  • Major refactor of the Qblox backend. (For example, it’s now quantify_core.backends.qblox_backend instead of the previous quantify_core.backends.pulsar_backend)

  • Qblox backend requires strictly v0.3.2 of the qblox-instruments package.

Merged branches and closed issues

  • Add mixer skewness corrections helper function. (!102)

  • Added Qblox backend support. (!81)

  • Compile backend with ZISettingsBuilder. (!87)

  • Add vscode IDE config files. (!100)

  • Add ZISettingsBuilder class. (!86)

  • Added representation to gates in gate library and defined equality operation. (!101)

  • Fix/operation duration. Fixes #107. (!89)

  • Feat/long pulses fix validators name. (!90)

  • Implemented long square pulses unrolling (for waveform-memory-limited devices). (!83)

  • Changed Qblox-Instruments version to 0.3.2. (!88)

  • Feature: Improve overall zhinst backend timing. (!77)

  • Plotly cleanup. (!69)

  • Pulsar backend version bump. (!82)

  • Added zhinst backend support. (!49)

  • Added example timedomain programs. (!71)

  • Added example spectroscopy programs. (!64)

  • Added pylintrc configuration file. (!55)

  • Added repetitions property to Schedule. (!56)

  • Added Acquisition Protocols. (!51)

  • Hotfix for filename sanitization pulsar backend. (!61)

  • Pulsar backend function sanitization. (!60)

  • Potential fix time-out pulsar. (!58)

  • Updated Pulsar backend version to v0.2.3.. (!57)

  • Fixed datadir related bugs. (!54)

  • Added Station implementation. (!52)

  • Pulsar backend v0.2.2 check. (!48)

  • Fix for issue with acq delay. (!45)

  • Fix for issue #52. (!44)

  • Add artificial detuning to Ramsey schedule (!120)

  • Added support for the Qblox Pulsar QCM-RF/QRM-RF devices (!158)

0.2.0 Hybrid pulse- gate-level control model (2021-01-14)

  • Major refactor of the scheduler resource code enabling hybrid pulse- gate-level control.

  • Moved quantify_scheduler.types.Resource class to a separate quantify_scheduler.resources module.

  • Adds a BasebandClockResource class within the newly created quantify_scheduler.resources module.

  • Moved QRM and QCM related classes to the quantify_scheduler.backends.pulsar_backend module.

  • In quantify_scheduler.compilation, rename of function ‘_determine_absolute_timing’ to ‘determine_absolute_timing’. Argument changed from clock_unit to time_unit.

  • In quantify_scheduler.compilation, rename of function ‘_add_pulse_information_transmon’ to ‘add_pulse_information_transmon’.

  • Added ramp waveform in quantify_scheduler.waveforms.

  • Added schemas for operation and transmon_cfg.

  • Added a basic hybrid visualisation for pulses using new addressing scheme.

  • Operations check whether an operation is a valid gate or pulse.

  • Refactor of visualization module. Moved quantify_scheduler.backends.visualization to quantify_scheduler.visualization module. Expect code breaking reorganization and changes to function names.

  • Pulsar backend version now checks for QCM and QRM drivers version 0.1.2.

Merged branches and closed issues

  • fix(pulse_scheme): Add tickformatstops for x-axis using SI-unit ‘seconds’. Closes #39. (!39)

  • Resolve “y-axis label is broken in plotly visualization after resources-refactor”. Closes #45. (!38)

  • Resources refactor (!28, !29, !30)

  • Hybrid visualisation for pulses and circuit gate operations. Closes #22 and #6. (!27)

  • Support Pulsar parameterisation from scheduler. Support feature for #29. (!2)

  • Operation properties to check if an operation is a valid gate or pulse. Closes #28 (!25)

  • Visualisation refactor. Closes #26. (!22)

  • Windows job (!20)

  • Changed Pulsar backend version check from 0.1.1 to 0.1.2. (!21)

0.1.0 (2020-10-21)

  • Refactored scheduler functionality from quantify-core into quantify-scheduler

  • Support for modifying Pulsar params via the sequencer #54 (!2)

  • Simplification of compilation through qcompile (!1)

  • Qubit resources can be parameters of gates #11 (!4)

  • Circuit diagram visualization of operations without no pulse info raises exception #5 (!5)

  • Pulsar backend verifies driver and firmware versions of hardware #14 (!6)

  • Sequencer renamed to scheduler #15 (!7)

  • Documentation update to reflect refactor #8 (!8)

  • Refactor circuit diagram to be more usable !10 (relates to #6)

  • Unify API docstrings to adhere to NumpyDocstring format !11

  • Changes to addressing of where a pulse is played !9 (#10)

  • Renamed doc -docs folder for consistency #18 (!12)

  • Moved test folder outside of project #19 (!14)

  • Add copyright notices and cleanup documenation #21 (!13)

  • Add installation tip for plotly dependency in combination with jupyter #24 (!15)

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  • ! denotes a merge request.