Intel Light Peak Technology Unveiled At European Research Showcase

Intel showcased its upcoming light peak technology at Brussels yesterday. The demonstration was made via a laptop running light peak technology. Speaking about the technology, Justin Rattner, the CTO at Intel said,

“Light Peak begins at 10Gbits/sec, simultaneously in both directions. 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”

Here are some of the notable points from the demonstration yesterday

  • Optical interconnect with bi-directional data transfer speed of 10 Gbits/second
  • Can potentiall replace USB, PC interconnects, HDMI and DisplayPort
  • Laptop included 12mm square chip that converted optical light into electrical signals

The demonstration was carried out by transmitting two HD video streams to a television screen in the proximity that displayed the videos without any apparent lag

[via PC Pro]