Tehuti 10GBase-T Thunderbolt TM 2 Adapter
Reference Design Prototype Enables 4K Media Delivery to Thunderbolt
Technology Enabled Ultrabooks and Workstations
Thanks to digital projection in movie theatres and huge flat-screen TVs at home, more video today is being shot in UHD (3840x2160) and 4K (4096×2160) resolutions. The video may be stored compressed or uncompressed but must be streamed uncompressed for many editing, rendering, and other post-production workflows. However, uncompressed 4K is beyond the capacity of Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) networking.
Furthermore, modern workstations and Ultrabooks may lack even 1GbE connectivity or the capability to deploy an internal PCIe 10GbE network card (NIC), but may be equipped with a Thunderbolt TM connector capable of delivering up to 20Gbps. The Tehuti 10GBase-T Thunderbolt TM 2 adapter prototype brings high speed networking to these systems.
Tehuti TN4010 10GbE controllers can seamlessly enable delivery of uncompressed 4K streams to the desktop. As a result, customers can support more 4K video workflows at a lower cost with a simpler network, so they can focus on producing the next great blockbuster movie or hit TV series instead of managing GbE link aggregation.
“Tehuti has had a single-minded focus on enabling pervasive, cost-effective 10GbE networking on the desktop. In support of that goal, we are breaking new ground demonstrating incredible performance using 10 Gigabit Ethernet to support 4K workflows. Visitors to our booth will see first-hand that Tehuti TN4010-enabled end-to-end 10 Gigabit Ethernet networking, from workstation to Thecus high-performance NAS storage, has the horsepower needed to support uncompressed 4K steams,” said
“We are pleased to support Tehuti Networks’ demonstration of 4K media delivery over end-to-end 10GbE networking,” said
IDF Demo Highlights
The 4K video streaming demo comprises the following components:
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Key Features of Tehuti TN4010
The Tehuti TN4010 controller is an optimized 10GbE device designed for low-power, single-port applications required in application servers, high-end workstations and personal computers. This makes it ideal for enabling 1GbE to 10GbE migration in bandwidth-intensive workstation applications.
The TN4010 10GbE controller utilizes Tehuti’s hardware network acceleration technology, which offloads compute-intensive protocol processing tasks, such as TCP, UDP and IP checksum processing, from the host CPU. This allows the Thunderbolt 10GBase-T adapter to enable the deployment of less expensive and power-efficient CPUs as well as maximize the availability of CPU cycles for application processing.
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