Thunderbolt – The world’s most sophisticated cable?

The geometry of Nordost Odin. The circuit-in-a-cable approach of MIT. The static charge on Synergistic shielding. All examples of how audio cables have progressed beyond the twisted pair.

But these are childlike in sophistication compared to the Thunderbolt cable, as featured in new Apple Macintosh products.

T-bolt, which some suspect to be the ‘next big thing’ in computer-audio connectivity, houses a dozen I/C’s in each cable!

Check out the details in this iFixit blog piece.

Fascinating stuff (for a geek).


Thursday, June 30th, 2011 Bob, Equipment, Technical

1 Comment to Thunderbolt – The world’s most sophisticated cable?

  1. This is very interesting. One comment: The article says…

    >One note: Gennum’s site mentions that their transceiver technology enables “reliable data >transfer at cutting-edge speeds over low cost, thin-gauge copper cables.” Perhaps they >were thinking of some other low cost cables, as we don’t think Apple’s $50 creation can be >considered cheap.

    The author is not reading the Gennum comment correctly. It’s the thin-gauge copper cable that’s low cost, not the overall Thunderbolt cable.

  2. djr on July 3rd, 2011