September 17, 2013
Optic Cables for Intel's Thunderbolt
By Lavanya Rathnam
TMCnet Contributing Writer
Intel's (News - Alert) Thunderbolt technology has created a new revolution for data speed. It is based on a dual protocol innovation that improves data transfer speeds dramatically. Moreover, this technology makes it easy to chain multiple devices such as laptops and Ultrabooks. These features offer a higher degree of flexibility to users and, at the same time, improves their browsing experience.
Creating optic cables to match Thunderbolt has been a challenge for companies. One company that has successfully come up with a Thunderbolt optic cable is Corning (News - Alert). These fiber optic cables are specifically designed to be compatible with Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2-based devices, making them the first complete optical fiber cable for the Thunderbolt community.
These cables meet the demands of high-speed bandwidths needed for speed-intense applications. Moreover, they are isolated electrically to reduce noise. These cables have a 50 percent smaller diameter and they are 80 percent lighter than copper Thunderbolt cables. This is a big improvement over the existing copper wires hand this makes it the right product for anyone looking to enjoy the speeds of Thunderbolt.
Corning's fiber optic cables had to go through a rigorous testing process before they were certified by Intel. This is a big step forward for Corning, and the company is confident that this will make it more feasible for users to tap into the true potential of Thunderbolt. To showcase this product and to get a wider reach for this product, Corning is offering live demonstrations at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco.
These Thunderbolt optic cables will be available in the market within the next few months. They will be sold through distributors, online stores and select retailers.
Edited by Alisen Downey
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