What is Quantum Computing?

First theorized in the 1980s, quantum computing is the next frontier of computation, representing a significant shift in computing performance capabilities. As quantum becomes more prevalent in research, this type of computing will save years of development time and a substantial amount of money in engineering design.

The main use cases for quantum computing are applications with complex problems and complicated operations involving thousands of inputs. These types of applications can include:

  • Global Shipping Logistics
  • Cybersecurity
  • Financial and Economic Modeling
  • Aerodynamic and Thermodynamic Modeling
  • Cosmology Simulation


To keep quantum computers stable, they need to be exceptionally cold—typically colder than the vacuum of space. The performance capabilities inherent in quantum computing require robust RF interconnects and cable assemblies to transport data (qubits) to and from the computer reliably.

Quantum Computing and Times Microwave Systems

Quantum computers require specialized cabling solutions such as rugged, low-loss, and phase stable coaxial assemblies. The RF cable assemblies these systems rely on must be custom built to customer specifications, with specific bend radii and lengths. Quantum computing also requires signal access points close to processors and non-magnetic cables to eliminate potential interference with applied magnetic fields.


At Times Microwave Systems, we build cabling products for the most challenging environments on the planet, including the extreme temperatures of the cryo-chamber, which can reach zero degrees Kelvin. Our hermetically sealed custom coaxial cabling assemblies address the need for reliable performance in grueling environments by utilizing advanced manufacturing techniques that ensure zero electric field distortion.

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