Light Peak

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Light Peak

Post by stringtapper » Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:31 pm

"You could transfer a full-length Blu-Ray movie in less than 30 seconds" Intel says.
Unlike existing ports focused on solving a specific problem, such as USB for simple peripherals, DisplayPort for video, SATA for disk drives, and Ethernet for networking, Light Peak can handle multiple protocols over a single cable.

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/09 ... bling.html
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Re: Light Peak

Post by Pasha » Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:10 pm

This opens a up a can of worms or a whole paradise, let's hope
developers will craft this as the latter. :idea:
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Re: Light Peak

Post by 8O » Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:26 pm

Looks very interesting. Wonder what will happen to bus-powering though... :?
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Re: Light Peak

Post by Tone Deft » Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:30 pm

funny, that's a good point. maybe wireless battery charger type technology will come into play. so, peripherals will get faster, you can throw more CPUs at the problem, I guess the PCI bus would be the next bottleneck.
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Re: Light Peak

Post by zalo » Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:53 pm

maybe this will lead to the 128 I/O soundcard ive always wanted

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Re: Light Peak

Post by anachroschism » Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:06 pm

damn.....thats impressive.

Cant wait for holographic drives too, hundreds of terabytes on a jello cube.

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Re: Light Peak

Post by oblique strategies » Wed May 05, 2010 10:58 pm

Looks like it won't be a long wait for this technology either:
http://www.macrumors.com/2010/05/05/int ... on-laptop/

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Re: Light Peak

Post by re.mark » Wed May 05, 2010 11:42 pm

8O wrote:Looks very interesting. Wonder what will happen to bus-powering though... :?
o eck - surely they'll have thought of that :p haha

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Re: Light Peak

Post by 3dot... » Wed May 05, 2010 11:44 pm

it's just a move against the forthcoming usb3 protocol...
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Re: Light Peak

Post by Tone Deft » Wed May 05, 2010 11:47 pm

3dot... wrote:it's just a move against the forthcoming usb3 protocol...
you have a chick coming over and you're on the fucking interweb posting about USB3 protocols?!?!?!

man, we have to work on your game!!!
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Re: Light Peak

Post by funky shit » Wed May 05, 2010 11:51 pm

nice.
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Re: Light Peak

Post by mode:masters » Thu May 06, 2010 12:38 am

3dot... wrote:it's just a move against the forthcoming usb3 protocol...
I don't see how, Intel created USB as well.

I think it's a case of developing existing technologies versus new ones.

At least USB 3.0 has some backwards compatability, which is good for general consumers who don't want to have to upgrade their printers/scanners/webcams etc. This is why USB 3.0 will still succeed I think.

But Lightpeak does open the door for some tasty, tasty new audio interfaces capable of bi-directional communication using a variety of protocols.

Imagine sending audio/MIDI/OSC to various destinations through one cable...

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Re: Light Peak

Post by 3dot... » Thu May 06, 2010 8:31 am

Tone Deft wrote:
3dot... wrote:it's just a move against the forthcoming usb3 protocol...
you have a chick coming over and you're on the fucking interweb posting about USB3 protocols?!?!?!

man, we have to work on your game!!!
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Re: Light Peak

Post by re.mark » Thu May 06, 2010 10:49 am

mode:masters wrote:Imagine sending audio/MIDI/OSC to various destinations through one cable...
Thats one thing I cant grasp (Im sure they'll demonstrate at somepoint) but how can it only be one cable? For screen, keyboard, hard drive, printer etc.
I get that you can transmit various protocols and data simultaneously along this cable, but it will all have various destinations. Is it going to be linked? ie harddrive into printer into keyboard into screen into computer?
If so, thats still not one cable is it, its 4.

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Re: Light Peak

Post by SubFunk » Thu May 06, 2010 10:53 am

re.mark wrote:thats still not one cable is it, its 4.
if you look at it like this, yeas... but you need in the future only one type of cable connection... not a box full of this and that and adapters, or uhh i forgot this cable do you have..??? no sorry i only have... blah, blah... the idea of one universal connex is great and the speed!!!, only thing that looks a bit bad is the fact it doesn't carry power? or does it?

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