Jun 18, 2010

Intel delays the new USB 3.0


Intel recently made known that it plans to delay its USB 3.0 motherboard chipset until 2012. Now, what the information technology community doesn't understand, is why Intel decided to delay USB 3.0; which was introduced very recently, November 2009, to replace USB 2.0. More surprising is why the world's leading chipmaker would be the last to have USB 3.0 motherboards out in the market as other companies like Gigabytes and Asus already have comparable USB 3.0 motherboards available.

For many reasons, experts believe that Intel decides to delay USB 3.0 so as to give Light Peak an advantage. Light peak has loads of advantages over the USB 3.0 standard. For one, it is three times faster, 10Gbit/s. It can carry several protocols at the same time and also can carry the signal more than 100 meters away. 

Light Peak is considered complementary to USB 3.0 at present, and for now would primarily reduce the number of connections inside a computer or, in some cases, on the outside. Some rumors have maintained that it's actually an Apple-inspired standard and would be used to simplify connections while making possible next-generation iPhones, iPods and other devices that could sync in a fraction of the time it takes on 480Mbps USB 2.0.

The above picture is a physical connector design Unveiled To Public. I've found this image at IDF( Intel developer forum). It seems to be 10 times faster than the current USB 2.0

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