Thursday, June 30, 2011

Technology marches on

Nowadays, even cables have computers in them!

"Unlike ordinary passive cables that can be used at lower data rates, the unprecedented speed of the new Thunderbolt technology places unique demands on the physical transmission media," according to Gennum's website. "The GN2033 provides the sophisticated signal boosting and detection functions required to transfer high-speed data without errors across inexpensive Thunderbolt copper cables."

As the Ars Technica review notes, this bears a striking resemblance to the early days of FireWire.

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