Apple and Intel introduced the impressive new Thunderbolt interconnect last month on the MacBook Pro line, but folks like me who bought one have nothing to connect to yet. It was exciting to see the wide variety of Thunderbolt peripherals on display at the NAB show in Las Vegas last week, but none of these will ship to end-users before the middle of the summer. But evidence is … [Read more...] about Will The First Thunderbolt Peripheral Be The iMac?
Today is the big "coming out" day for Thunderbolt (nee Light Peak), courtesy of Intel and Apple's new lineup of MacBook Pros (one of which is sitting on my desk). Next week (March 2, to be exact) is the introduction of another "Magical and Revolutionary" Apple product, the iPad 2. Inevitably, pundits are putting 2 and 2 together and deducing that the future iPad will include … [Read more...] about Why the iPad 2 Won’t Include Thunderbolt
Apple unveiled their new line of MacBook Pro laptops today, complete with "Thunderbolt", the trade name for a production packaging of Light Peak and Mini DisplayPort. After much speculation (including quite a bit by yours truly), we finally have some concrete information about Light Peak, and perhaps a peek (if you forgive the pun) into the next generation of I/O … [Read more...] about Thunderbolt = Light Peak = Mini DisplayPort + PCI Express
We may not yet know much about Intel's new Light Peak interconnect technology, but one thing has remained constant: A goal of 10 Gb/s of throughput. Considering that Intel already produces a variety of relatively-inexpensive 10 Gb Ethernet products, it is not a stretch of the imagination that they could apply this technology to Light Peak (even without the light). Note: This … [Read more...] about Infographic: Real-World Port Throughput Relative To Thunderbolt (Formerly Light Peak)
Those of us in the IT infrastructure world know all about the tectonic trend of convergence on Ethernet. Just about everything, from SCSI to RDMA to PCI, is heading there these days. But Ethernet is conquering other worlds, too. A case in point: HDBaseT, the new standard for HDTV interconnect that sends audio, video, power, data, and USB over standard Ethernet … [Read more...] about HDBaseT – Everything Over Ethernet!