Intel introduced the Thunderbolt 2 interface and Thunderbolt mobile version



At present, the interface Thunderbolt, used in computers, Apple, is the fastest computer outside the protocol, and in less than a year it will be twice as fast (20 Gbit / c). For wide dissemination appeared well founded.

At Computex 2013 were demonstrated capabilities of the second generation standard Thunderbolt. Argues that the new product is required for the simultaneous transmission of video to a monitor with a resolution of 4K and data exchange with external storage devices.

“Modern standard Thunderbolt, although it is faster than the other I / O PC, limited to a single channel with a bandwidth of 10 Gbit / c, which is not enough to transfer the image to the 4K format. Besides doubling the throughput, the second generation specification includes support for port DisplayPort 1.2, through which you can simultaneously display images on two monitors QHD “.

In the present issued a statement about the states that simultaneous signal transmission in the format data 4K achieved by coupling two independent channels with data rates of 10 Gb / s into one bidirectional channel.


However the firm does now not intend to restrict using Thunderbolt 2 most effective in computer systems or laptops. Within the depths of Intel maturing cell model of the usual. As the corporate develops and introduces a brand new usual with the aid of Apple, there’s a chance that in the future the proprietary interface Lightning might be changed by using price model of the Thunderbolt. Then again, at Intel imagine that if the general public will quickly strengthen wi-fi usual “gigabit”  Wi-Fi – WiGig, then from Thunderbolt on cellular units will probably be discarded.

Finally, all will resolve the choice of customers. Within the first model of the usual WiGig, which is supported on units additionally anticipated subsequent yr, guarantees information switch charges as much as 7 Gbit / s. For broadcast high quality video out of your smartphone or pill to a TV that’s sufficient.

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