Sakurai W.,A. R. Communications |
Hayashishita T.,Sumitomo Electronic Wire Inc. |
Watanabe Y.,Sumitomo Electronic Wire Inc. |
Takahashi T.,Sumitomo Electronic Wire Inc. |
And 5 more authors.
SEI Technical Review | Year: 2012
Thunderbolt is an innovative high-speed input/output (I/O) technology developed by Intel Corporation. It enables 10- Gbp/s transmission between a computer and peripheral devices. Based on Intel's technical specifications, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. developed a Thunderbolt electrical cable by combining its advanced cable and high-speed transmission technologies. The Thunderbolt cable utilizes differential data transmission technology using pairs of coaxial cables that boast excellent signal integrity, low skew and low attenuation. The cable has advanced signal processing circuits in the connectors at both ends for signal compensation. This paper describes the results of signal integrity evaluation and reliability tests.