Mary Branscombe (marypcb) wrote,
Mary Branscombe
marypcb

Everything I know about LightPeak

10Gbps plus power down a tiny, extra-long cable

USB 3.0, with headline throughput of 5Gbps, has only just hit the market, but it could be obsolete as soon as next year, when Intel's 10Gbps Light Peak optical cables arrive. In time, a whole new protocol will deliver up to 100Gbps, but initially Light Peak will plug into familiar ports to deliver faster transfers over longer cables.
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