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Sumitomo receives Intel certification for world’s thinnest Thunderbolt cable

Sumitomo Electric has received certification from Intel for the world's thinnest Thunderbolt cable.

Sumitomo Electric has received certification from Intel for the world's thinnest Thunderbolt cable.

 
The Japanese firm was given the go-ahead this month to start mass production of the new product, which employs Intel's proprietor Thunderbolt high-speed connector, capable of speeds of up to 10Gbps per channel. There are two channels utilised in this cable.
 
The cable has been reduced from 4.2mm to 3.2mm in thickness, without hurting performance. It will be available in lengths of 0.3m, 0.5m, 1m, and 2m, in black or white colours.
 
 
The 25 percent reduction in outer diameter and 42 percent reduction in sectional area allows for more compact design of cables and also gives them more flexibility. 
 
Given the extensive wiring needed for many computer systems nowadays, any reduction in this area, even if only in thickness, is a welcome one.

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