Butterfly Switch

Butterfly Switch

A parallel processing topology from BBN Advanced Computers Inc., Cambridge, MA, that mimics a crossbar and provides high-speed switching of data between nodes. It can also be used to create a hypercube topology.
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The analyst says that the company will ditch its current butterfly switch design for a new version of its much older scissor switch design on the laptop's keyboard.
In early 2015, Apple switched (pun unintended) from its traditional scissor switch design to a new butterfly switch design.
MacBook's butterfly switch keyboards were designed to make the typing experience better.
Users of its new, $1,299-and-up MacBook Pro laptops have complained about battery life well short of Apple's estimates and "butterfly switch" keys that, as Casey Johnston recounted in an October post at the Outline, can fail if dust gets lodged under one - after which the only recourse may be replacing the entire top case of the laptop body.
The company has added some new butterfly switches such as the new Esc key.
The ergonomic design of the truck aids driver productivity, with features such as the responsive butterfly switches, for left and right handed operators to comfortably control travel direction, speed and braking.