Intel Thunderbolt Technology : February 24, 2011

1:06 - Intel says that Thunderbolt now available on Apple's product. Developed by Intel and brought to market with Apple.
1:11 - Originally introduced as Lightpeak..designed to solve problems of multiple connections. Looked at ways to reduce cost; original optics connection was not enough. Collaborated with Apple to bring it to market.
1:12 - Leading performance in PC I/O, offering faster speed and multi-tasking. Pro-class A/V creation. Intel touts daisy chaining for simple connectivity.
1:16 - 10Gbps per channel, PCle and DisplayPort protocols. Layer manages between both protocols and allows them to be run on same cable. Daisy chain topologies. Very low latency, 8ns accuracy time sync across 7 devices. Small connector with electrical and optical cables
1:16 - Backwards compatible with DisplayPort protocols and connectors for plugin play with older DisplayPort products.
1:17 - More slides from presentation.
1:21 - Thunderbolt offers (1) flexible system designs, including "thin and light" laptops, etc.(2) faster media transfer, and (3) media connectivity
1:21 - Intel bottleneck may be I/O device itself with new technology.
1:22 - Simplifies connection of both data and display devices together.
1:24 - Several partners: Promise and LaCie will introduced devices in the "near future" as well as a statement from Western Digital for support. Other Media Connectivity & Creation partners: AJa, Apogee, Avid, Blackmagic, and Universal Audio.
1:25 - Thunderbolt is complimentary to USB 3.0 and other technologies.
1:25 - First available on Apple's MacBook/MacBook Pros.
1:26 - Shows of demo of technology with Apple's new MacBook Pros with RAID data connector and daisy-chained DisplayPort technology with Apple Cinema Display.
1:29 - Demos shows 10Gbps each way: taking four 10-bit 1080p data files, rendered and then pushed out to display. Peak tranfer speeds are amazing.
1:30 - DisplayPort devices must be the last device in chain.
1:30 - No comment on pricing of technology, but says much more cost effective in terms of price/gigabit.
1:32 - Thunderbolt controller is made by Intel only. No comment on cable pricing.
1:32 - Electrical cables can go up to 3m with optical-based cables due later this year up to "tens of meters".
1:33 - Same electrical connector for both types of cables.
1:36 - Demo shows FCP rendering performance w.ith Promise RAID and LaCie drive and Apple Cinema display.
1:37 - Electrical cable can support 10W of power to device. Optical cable, when available, will not supply power to device.
1:38 - Devices will be priced at high-end of A/V spectrum (with prices expected to come down over time).
1:39 - Expected to co-exist with USB 3.0 and more choice to consumer for high-speed storage.
1:40 - Developer Kit expected in second quarter for other vendors. Spec will be released as part of the kit and not available publicly.
1:41 - No latency difference between optical and electrical cables.
1:42 - Intel does not expect designs by other OEM manufacturers until early next year, but differed to manufacturers for exact dates.
1:44 - Fully compatible with DisplayPort for support for other non-Intel discrete graphics.
1:47 - No plans for marketing plans around new technology. Focused on building relationships with product manufacturers.
1:47 - Enabling usage of PCIe externally...will boost number of PCIe devices
1:51 - Will enable a range of devices that can be added externally, but with transfer speeds of internal-like components, perhaps single connection for dock connector with multiple channels of 10Gbps transfer.
1:54 - Two channels (each way) are available per cable. Can have up to 4 lanes. Can be used as for boot devices well (but would require a BIOS update)
1:54 - Event ended.
1:59 - Clarification: up to 20Gbps each way for up to 40Gbps of total transmission (20 up, 20 down), i.e., full duplex like transmission for 2 channels up and 2 channels down.

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