Intel Redwood Ridge Thunderbolt Controller Arrives Towards Mid-2013

121a Intel Redwood Ridge Thunderbolt Controller Arrives Towards Mid 2013

According to sources, Intel's next-generation Thunderbolt host controllers, codenamed "Redwood Ridge," will make their industry debut in Q2, 2013. The controllers could likely feature on platforms for the next-generation "Haswell" Core processors.

According to sources, Intel's next-generation Thunderbolt host controllers, codenamed "Redwood Ridge," will make their industry debut in Q2, 2013. The controllers could likely feature on platforms for the next-generation "Haswell" Core processors.

121b Intel Redwood Ridge Thunderbolt Controller Arrives Towards Mid 2013

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The new "Redwood Ridge" Thunderbolt host controllers by Intel supports the current-standard 10 Gbps data-rate, DisplayPort v1.1 and DisplayPort v1.2 "Redriver" signaling. Given that even the cheapest of current "Cactus Ridge" 2Ch ASICs are available to motherboard manufacturers at US $20 a piece in large-quantity reels, pricing could become the biggest factor for Intel to address with future generations of Thunderbolt host controllers.

Speaking of future Thunderbolt host controllers, Intel plans the sucessor to "Redwood Ridge" to arrive some time in 2014. It is codenamed "Falcon Ridge," and could feature 20 Gbps data-rates through 2 channels.

Source: VR-Zone Chinese

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