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Intro to integration

This script demonstrates usage of the integration operator in the measure statement. Integration collects measurement samples into a variable (or a vector of variables) by performing a weighted sum. This means you need to specify the weights vector in the configuration dictionary to use it. The details of how this feature is implemented can be found in the QUA documentation, but this script shows a working usage example.

To showcase usage, we play a ramp pulse and use the LoopbackInterface to feed that signal back into the input of the OPX. This signal is shown below


There are then several options for integration. The most basic one is to integrate the entire signal into a single point. A more involved example, is to use sliced or accumulated integration. In these, you either integrate is slices and generate an array of individual points, or do the same but sum the points one by one (which is essentially integration using the trapeze rule when using uniform integration weights). Sliced integration follows the signal we play (but with fewer points) and acuumulated integration (in the case of a ramp) produces a quadratic signal. Both cases are shown below


Finally, there is a moving_window option, were you specify a window composed of chunks. Windows overlap, as shown below. This, in effect, implements a fairly flexible filter.


The resulting output is shown below