Thunderbolt Technology Coming To Motherboards, Notebooks

Intel Thunderbolt logoIntel plans to release its Thunderbolt technology this Spring with first-tier PC players reportedly already preparing to launch Thunderbolt-supported motherboards, notebooks and desktop PCs.

Thunderbolt is a high-speed (10Gbps) PC connection technology that brings together high-speed data transfer and high-definition display on to a single cable. Thunderbolt technology uses two communications methods, or protocols -- PCI Express for data transfer and DisplayPort for displays. PCI Express has the flexibility to connect to almost any type of device, and DisplayPort can drive greater than 1080p resolution displays and up to eight channels of audio simultaneously. Thunderbolt technology is compatible with existing DisplayPort displays and adapters. All Thunderbolt technology devices share a common connector, and let individualsdaisy-chain their devices one after another, connected by electrical or optical cables.

The Intel-developed technology has come to market through a technical collaboration with Apple, and is available on Apple's new line of MacBook Pro laptop computers.

Thunderbolt technology is powered by an Intel controller chip. Due to Thunderbolt chip costs being more than US$20 and the solution running a conflict with USB 3.0 in terms of next-generation data transmission technology, the Thunderbolt did not receive strong attention from the IT industry when announced.

However, according to sources in the Taiwanese PC market, the cost for adopting Thunderbolt technology will drop in the second half of 2012, allowing companies including Sony and Asustek Computer to adopt the technology into their high-end notebook products. Gigabyte Technology is also expected to launch Thunderbolt-featured motherboard in April of 2012 to compete against Asustek and ASRock.

Source: CDRinfo

Tags: Intel, Thunderbolt

Comments
Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
or
Your comment:


Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party


Last news

 
Galaxy Note10 really is built around a 6.7-inch display
 
You may still be able to download your content
 
Facebook, Messenger and Instagram are all going away
 
Minimize apps to a floating, always-on-top bubble
 
Japan Display has been providing LCDs for the iPhone XR, the only LCD model in Apple’s 2018 line-up
 
The 2001 operating system has reached its lowest share level
 
The entire TSMC 5nm design infrastructure is available now from TSMC
 
The smartphone uses a Snapdragon 660 processor running Android 9 Pie
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 / 2
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
 
 

News Archive

 
 
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     




Poll

Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (15)