Showing posts with label Thunderbolt. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Thunderbolt. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Intel's Thunderbolt 4 delivers 40 Gbps

Intel revealed new details about Thunderbolt 4, the next generation of its universal cable connectivity solution based on the USB4 specification. Thunderbolt 4 delivers 40 Gbps speeds. Data, video and power are delivered via a USB-c port.

Intel said Thunderbolt 4 will enable docks with up to four Thunderbolt ports and universal cables up to 2 meters in length.

Intel’s upcoming mobile PC processors, code-named “Tiger Lake,” will be the first to integrate Thunderbolt 4.

“Thunderbolt provides consumers with a leading connectivity standard across a range of devices, helping to advance computing experiences and delivering on the promise of USB-C with simplicity, performance and reliability. The arrival of Thunderbolt 4 underscores how Intel is advancing the PC ecosystem toward truly universal connectivity solutions,” statesJason Ziller, Intel general manager of the Client Connectivity Division.

Thunderbolt 4 certification requirements include:

  • Double the minimum video and data requirements of Thunderbolt 3.
  • Video support for two 4K displays or one 8K display.
  • Data - PCIe at 32 Gbps for storage speeds up to 3,000 MBps.
  • Support for docks with up to four Thunderbolt 4 ports.
  • PC charging on at least one computer port.
  • Wake your computer from sleep by touching the keyboard or mouse when connected to a Thunderbolt dock.
  • Required Intel VT-d-based direct memory access (DMA) protection that helps prevent physical DMA attacks. (Read more in the Thunderbolt Security Brief.)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Intel Looks for Market Ramp of Thunderbolt 2 this Year

Intel announced Thunderbolt Networking, a new way to connect two computers directly together using a standard Thunderbolt cable to achieve 10 Gbps throughput.  Thunderbolt Networking, which is already released on the Mac with OS X Mavericks, will soon be available to connect two PCs together or a PC to a Mac.

Intel said Thunderbolt Network will prove to be especially valuable for handling 4K video production workflows or for backing up large data sets between computers, which should lead to "a strong ramp of Thunderbolt 2 in the market this year." A demo at this week's NAB conference in Las Vegas features HP’s Z Workstation and Apple's Mac Pro.