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    News - Apple invented Intel's Light Peak

    When Intel announced new optical cable technology, Light Peak, at IDF last week, some were surprised to see it being demoed on a Mac.
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    Re: News - Apple invented Intel's Light Peak

    One connector - I wish - I really do. But after USB with its mini, micro, A, B and several vendor specific connectors i'm not sure if I believe it.
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    Re: News - Apple invented Intel's Light Peak

    Awesome news IMO.

    An optical connection standard, the possibilities for standardisation are amazing

    USB3 just lost a large part of it's appeal for me!
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    Re: News - Apple invented Intel's Light Peak

    ISTR usb was originally meant to be one connector, with each item having a "passthrough" so they daisy chained along..

    Very rarely saw that used though - manufacturers didn't bother with it.

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    Re: News - Apple invented Intel's Light Peak

    Hopefully they can replace SATA too. I hate those connectors. They come lose and are weak.

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    Re: News - Apple invented Intel's Light Peak

    Hmm. 1 Connector for every type of peripheral to attach to your computer. Sounds good to me. I wonder if they could come up with a spec that allows enough power to drive a monitor from your PC as well?
    Think about the simplified cabling:
    1 cable from the wall to the Computer. Possibly 2 because of networking. 1 cable from computer to monitor. 1 cable from monitor to keyboard. 1 Cable from keyboard to mouse.
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    Re: News - Apple invented Intel's Light Peak

    You won't get power over OPTICAL cable ... and that kills part of the usb replacement idea.

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    Re: News - Apple invented Intel's Light Peak

    Quote Originally Posted by mikerr View Post
    You won't get power over OPTICAL cable ... and that kills part of the usb replacement idea.
    You might. Either a couple of wires alongside the optical, or just a really, really, really small solar panel at on end of the wire, and a 30W laser at the other.

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    Re: News - Apple invented Intel's Light Peak

    Quote Originally Posted by blackbirds View Post
    or just a really, really, really small solar panel at on end of the wire, and a 30W laser at the other.
    Hahahaha - awesome. Kudos for this awesome but entirely ridiculous idea

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    Re: News - Apple invented Intel's Light Peak

    Quote Originally Posted by mikerr View Post
    You won't get power over OPTICAL cable ... and that kills part of the usb replacement idea.
    As below. There's nothing to stop the spec including some copper for power as well.
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