class qiskit.transpiler.passes.RZXCalibrationBuilder(*args, **kwargs)[source]#

Bases: CalibrationBuilder

Creates calibrations for RZXGate(theta) by stretching and compressing Gaussian square pulses in the CX gate. This is done by retrieving (for a given pair of qubits) the CX schedule in the instruction schedule map of the backend defaults. The CX schedule must be an echoed cross-resonance gate optionally with rotary tones. The cross-resonance drive tones and rotary pulses must be Gaussian square pulses. The width of the Gaussian square pulse is adjusted so as to match the desired rotation angle. If the rotation angle is small such that the width disappears then the amplitude of the zero width Gaussian square pulse (i.e. a Gaussian) is reduced to reach the target rotation angle. Additional details can be found in https://arxiv.org/abs/2012.11660.

Initializes a RZXGate calibration builder.

Deprecated since version 0.22.0: qiskit.transpiler.passes.calibration.rzx_builder.RZXCalibrationBuilder.__init__()’s argument qubit_channel_mapping is deprecated as of qiskit-terra 0.22.0. It will be removed no earlier than 3 months after the release date.

  • instruction_schedule_map – The InstructionScheduleMap object representing the default pulse calibrations for the target backend

  • qubit_channel_mapping – The list mapping qubit indices to the list of channel names that apply on that qubit.

  • verbose – Set True to raise a user warning when RZX schedule cannot be built.

  • target – The Target representing the target backend, if both instruction_schedule_map and this are specified then this argument will take precedence and instruction_schedule_map will be ignored.


QiskitError – Instruction schedule map is not provided.



Check if the pass is an analysis pass.

If the pass is an AnalysisPass, that means that the pass can analyze the DAG and write the results of that analysis in the property set. Modifications on the DAG are not allowed by this kind of pass.


Check if the pass is a transformation pass.

If the pass is a TransformationPass, that means that the pass can manipulate the DAG, but cannot modify the property set (but it can be read).


get_calibration(node_op, qubits)[source]#

Builds the calibration schedule for the RZXGate(theta) with echos.

  • node_op (CircuitInst) – Instruction of the RZXGate(theta). I.e. params[0] is theta.

  • qubits (list) – List of qubits for which to get the schedules. The first qubit is the control and the second is the target.


The calibration schedule for the RZXGate(theta).

Return type:


  • QiskitError – if rotation angle is not assigned.

  • QiskitError – If the control and target qubits cannot be identified.

  • CalibrationNotAvailable – RZX schedule cannot be built for input node.


Return the name of the pass.

static rescale_cr_inst(instruction, theta, sample_mult=16)[source]#

A builder macro to play stretched pulse.

  • instruction (Play) – The instruction from which to create a new shortened or lengthened pulse.

  • theta (float) – desired angle, pi/2 is assumed to be the angle that the pulse in the given play instruction implements.

  • sample_mult (int) – All pulses must be a multiple of sample_mult.


Duration of stretched pulse.


QiskitError – if rotation angle is not assigned.

Return type:



Run the calibration adder pass on dag.


dag (DAGCircuit) – DAG to schedule.


A DAG with calibrations added to it.

Return type:


supported(node_op, qubits)[source]#

Determine if a given node supports the calibration.

  • node_op (Instruction) – Target instruction object.

  • qubits (list) – Integer qubit indices to check.


Return True is calibration can be provided.

Return type: