Thunderbolt or thunderbolt adapters is a revolutionary I/O technology that supports high performance data devices and high-resolution displays though a single, compact port.

Thunderbolt controllers multiplex one or more individual data lanes from connected PCIe and DisplayPort devices for transmission via two duplex Thunderbolt lanes.
It is then de-multiplex them for use by PCIe and DisplayPort devices on the other end.
A single Thunderbolt port supports up to six Thunderbolt devices via hubs or daisy chains. As many of these as the host has DP sources may be Thunderbolt monitors.

Thunderbolt adapters is interoperable with DP-1.1a compatible devices.
When connected to a DP-compatible device. The port can provide a native DisplayPort signal with four lanes of output data at no more than 5.4 Gbit/s per Thunderbolt lane.
When connected to a Thunderbolt device, the per-lane data rate becomes 10 Gbit/s and the four Thunderbolt lanes are configured as two duplex lanes, each 10 Gbit/s comprising one lane of input and one lane of output.

Thunderbolt was commercially introduced on Apple’s 2011 MacBook Pro, using the same Apple-developed connector as Mini DisplayPort. Which is electrically identical to DisplayPort, but uses a smaller, non-locking connector.

For example, Sumitomo Electric Industries started selling up to 30-metre-long optical Thunderbolt cables in Japan in January 2013. Corning, Inc., began selling up to 60-metre-long optical cables in the U.S. in late September 2013.

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