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Pulse Gates available to all users on Open Systems


We are pleased to announce the launch of our new pulse gates feature for all users on all open systems. This feature allows users to attach custom gates defined via their pulse representation, called "calibrations" in Qiskit, to QASM circuits. This allows for a streamlined way to incorporate pulse-level control with the simplicity of QASM circuit construction. A tutorial(opens in a new tab) is available to help you implement this feature into your code. Please note that there is a limitation to 3 qubits and 9 channels per gate for all users.

This feature will be available on all systems, which means you'll have pulse access on all our 5-qubit systems. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

The previous way of submitting pulse jobs will still work on non-open systems and ibmq_armonk; however, it is planned to be phased out by the end of December. Users will still be able to access their old pulse jobs even after December.

Best, IBM Quantum™ Team

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