Researchers have developed a data transfer system that is 10 times faster than USB 3.1

Researchers have developed a data transfer system that can transmit information 10 times faster than a USB. The new link pairs high-frequency silicon chips with a polymer cable as thin a strand of hair. The system may one day boost energy efficiency in data centers and lighten the loads of electronics-rich spacecraft.
The research was presented at this month’s IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference. The lead author is Jack Holloway ’03, MNG ’04, who completed his PhD in MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) last fall and currently works for Raytheon. Co-authors include Ruonan Han, associate professor and Holloway’s PhD adviser in EECS, and Georgios Dogiamis, a senior researcher at Intel.
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Credit: Jack Holloway, Ruonan Han, and Georgios Dogiamis / MIT.
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I find this very interesting, the public face of science taking such leaps forward in such a small amount of time, Where will we be in ten years?


  • edited March 13
    It has to be alien tech or powered by Atlantean crystals found in the Bermuda Triangle!!

  • The major factor is how fast can factory's be retooled to produce it in bulk, and what the downsides are given it's a new technology. It's extremely promising that it can directly work with existing tools without any special interpreters like Fiber.
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