Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Intel wants to replace USB per fiber optic

Light Peak is the code name for a new optical fiber technology that Intel will want to replace interfaces such as USB.

Intel introduced at IDF in San Francisco, a new optical technology designed to connect electronic devices. The Light Peak provides a maximum bandwidth of 10 gigabits per second, with the potential to grow to 100 gigabits per second over the next decade.

This type of speed which, according to Intel, download a Blu-ray in less than 30 seconds.

The technology has enough potential. Allows you to use thinner cables that take up less space and use multiple protocols on the same cable. Thus, one can connect different types of peripherals, desktops or workstations, among many others, the same cable.

According to Intel, the chip controller and optical module that underlie this technology should be ready for sale as early as 2010.

Alluding to the time it may take until the Light Peak become a popular standard, the PC Pro paraphrased David "Dadi" Perlmutter, Intel's, which the IDF said that "some OEMs will use this technology in the next year or in 2011 ... But look what time it took USB to become popular.