Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Sep 2007 13:12 UTC, submitted by Geoda
Hardware, Embedded Systems Intel and others plan to release a new version of the ubiquitous Universal Serial Bus technology in the first half of 2008, a revamp the chip maker said will make data transfer rates more than 10 times as fast by adding fiber-optic links alongside the traditional copper wires. Intel is working with fellow USB 3.0 Promoters Group members Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Texas Instruments, NEC and NXP Semiconductors to release the USB 3.0 specification in the first half of 2008, said Pat Gelsinger, general manager of Intel's Digital Enterprise Group, in a speech here at the Intel Developer Forum.
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RE[4]: Changing the cable?!
by TemporalBeing on Wed 19th Sep 2007 16:34 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Changing the cable?!"
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Yes, USB has the metal shielding, but you need a non-shiny, non-reflective shielding that is tightly wrapped to the fiber - which is why a lot of fiber cables uses a plastic or rubber shielding on the end.

So no, that wouldn't likely work.

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