Data transfer in near future will be carried out without any help of USB or Firewire. Intel recently tested Light Peak technology with the help of a laptop. Light peak is actually Intel’s code name project for a high speed optical interconnecting technology which would be used to connect different electronic devices. The initial capability of this technology is to deliver data at 10 Gbit/s and also have the potential ability to scale it to 100 Gbit/s.
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Intel carried out this demonstration by connecting Light Peak into a USB cable with the help of optical fibres. Intel was able to demonstrate the technological ability of Light peak with the help of a laptop which was sending two separate High Definition video streams to a nearby television screen via a small black box. The videos didn’t show any visible lag which proves the lightning speed of data transfer. With the help of a 12mm square chip the optical light was converted into electrical data which can be easily understood by computers.
Intel’s CTO, Justin Rattner claimed:
“We expect to increase that speed dramatically. You’ll see multiple displays being served by a single Light Peak connection. There’s almost no limit to the bandwidth – fibres can carry trillions of bits per second.
“The potential of that headroom will lead people to rethink the design of their systems,” he said. “We’ve very, very excited about the potential of Light Peak.”
Light Peak is definitely a major break through and it should be available for manufacture by the end of this year, as per Intel’s spokesman.