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Thursday, September 24, 2009

LIGHT PEAK TECHNOLOGY : INTEL


1. Your internet connection at home and office would be happy biting at 10 or 100 Mbps, how about being able to get upgraded to 100Gbps over the decade! yes...INTEL has thrown some light on this vide the new Light Peak technology that uses light instead of electric signals to transmit data, meaning faster speeds, smaller cables, and less signal loss. The subject technology is already in use in data-centers, but has not been able to gate crash into mainstream computing yet. 

2. In the coming year Intel plans to release this technology for use in consumer devices and mainstream computing, for the first time giving people the taste of transfer speeds up to 10Gbps. Light Peak is the code-name for a new high-speed optical cable technology designed to connect electronic devices to each other while allowing high bandwidth starting at 10Gb/s with the potential ability to scale to 100Gb/s over the next decade.
3. Light Peak consists of a controller chip and an optical module that would be included in platforms supporting this technology. The optical module performs the conversion from electricity to light and vice versa, using miniature lasers and photo detectors. 

4. Since this as optical technology, multiplexing multiple connections over a single cable will be much simpler, and thus a single cable cold be used to connect your computer to multiple "peripherals, workstations, displays, disk drives, docking stations, and more."

5. Light Peak is designed to be cheap, and in fact claims to be smaller and cheaper than current telecom modules. The Light Peak optical modules are up to 120 times smaller and up to 30 times cheaper than current telecom modules! The optical fibres used in it are in fact nearly as thin as human hair, and use LASER chips called VCSEL (Vertical Cavity, Surface Emmiting LASER) which are a mere 250 microns by 250 microns.

6. Comeeeeeeeeee ON....what r we heading for in next 50 years....our generation is the lucky one to see all this quick transition from files,postman to emails and Light peak transfer rate.No other generation other then the present one would see this difference....kids today are born without seeing a postman in their galiiiii....born with computers and laptops in hands of ma and pa..

7. Thanks DIGIT & www.engadget.com

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