Thunderbolt history updated | HomeKit Australia

Thunderbolt history updated

Our white paper - "Thunderbolt - a Striking History" - is now updated to version 5.

The new version includes updated information on likely improvements to the Thunderbolt 5 protocol likely to be released sometime in 2022.

The biggest news is that Thunderbolt data throughput is likely to double the existing Thunderbolt 4 data rate of 40Gbps to 80Gbps.

You can also catch up on the latest about updates to Intel's Goshen Ridge and Maple Ridge Thunderbolt chips.

An Intel Titan Ridge chip typically identified JHL7440 is Thunderbolt 3, whilst Intel Goshen Ridge JHL8440 is the latest Thunderbolt 4 device controller typically used in Thunderbolt 4 peripherals and docking stations. The very latest Thunderbolt chip to be released by Intel is Maple Ridge JHL8540 and JHL8340. The Maple Ridge chip will be used in computers and devices such as tablets. It was announced in late 2020 and has only just begun to appear in Thunderbolt products in 2021.

The availability of the Maple Ridge chip is important for Thunderbolt 4 as it allows manufacturers the opportunity to build multiple thunderbolt ports into their products. The Maple Ridge chip has allowed multiple new features such as PCIe peer-to-peer support as well as Access Control Services for higher security.

Thunderbolt 4 has also provided greater bandwidth over Thunderbolt 3, providing the full 32Gbps PCIe data bandwidth as opposed to the 22Gbps available with Thunderbolt 3.

At HomeKit Australia we love the Thunderbolt interface and take real satisfaction in making new performance Thunderbolt products available to you. HomeKit Australia is 100% Australian owned and operated and we use every Thunderbolt product we sell, ourselves ..... thanks for stopping by our Thunderbolt online store.