Thunderbolt will host peer-to-peer and can deliver 53W




There are details appeared on the Thunderbolt generation by 2014, coinciding with the introduction of a new generation of Intel processors, to appear. The Broadwell Thunderbolt controller will include peer-to-peer connections from host to host.

There are new details about the next generation to make slides from VR-Zone from its source connections with Intel Thunderbolt controllers obtained . The generation after ‘ Thunderbolt 2 ‘comes under the same name Broadwell, the processor that the current generation Haswell will follow in 2014. Availability may follow until 2015. Thunderbolt 2 products are namely the beginning of 2014 on the market, Apple’s new Mac Pro and a motherboard from Asus support the technology already

Broadwell LP supports Thunderbolt as Thunderbolt 2 channel aggregation for speeds of 20Gbps per channel, and also retains the technology support for current cables, Display Port 1.2, and PCI-E 2.0. The consumption of the controller is reduced from 2.8 W to 1.3 W, at an idle power consumption of 1mW. Besides Broadwell processors Thunderbolt controller can incidentally be combined with Haswell chips.

According to VR-Zone the next generation Thunderbolt offers a power of 53W for supplying power to connected devices. This Intel is trying to hook up with one of the successful characteristics of USB. The USB Power Delivery specification, the first products, expected late this year, moreover, describes a maximum power of 100W for USB ports.

Another striking feature that brings to Intel Thunderbolt is connecting directly to each host devices via Thunderbolt cables. Allows users to quickly transfer files and transfer them back and also share printers and Internet connections. Incidentally, Apple made this possible itself in its implementation of the first generation Thunderbolt connections.


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