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If you own a computer from Apple, then you probably know what is Thunderbolt. Technology for data transfer gained popularity mainly because the US company, although currently you can find high-end computers from other companies that have such a port. Did you know that Thunderbolt has a second name? That’s right: technology developed by Intel is also called Light Peak.

The original name of the technology reveals better the principle on which it works, namely – through light. In the center of the system stands chip that recognize different protocols and thus reduces the need for different types of cables and ports.

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Light is generated by a special laser with a length of only 250 micrometer or one millionth of a meter. Light Peak uses four threads, each of which can carry 10 gigabits per second data. The use of multiple threads allows communication to flow in two directions simultaneously – to and from the chip.

Intel originally wanted to use a flexible optical fiber, but later it became clear that using metal wires speed of 10 gigabits per second per channel can be supplied at a lower price. Just this version of Light Peak was developed with the help of Apple, which changed its name to Thunderbolt. The onset of technology market was in 2011, when Apple introduced its line of MacBook Pro. Currently used the third version of the Thunderbolt, which has the ability to increase the speed of data exchange up to 40 gigabits per second and allows the use of up to two external 4K monitors simultaneously.

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