Kibibit

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Multiples of bits
Decimal
Value Metric
1000 kbit kilobit
10002 Mbit megabit
10003 Gbit gigabit
10004 Tbit terabit
10005 Pbit petabit
10006 Ebit exabit
10007 Zbit zettabit
10008 Ybit yottabit
Binary
Value JEDEC IEC
1024 Kbit kilobit Kibit kibibit
10242 Mbit megabit Mibit mebibit
10243 Gbit gigabit Gibit gibibit
10244 - - Tibit tebibit
10245 - - Pibit pebibit
10246 - - Eibit exbibit
10247 - - Zibit zebibit
10248 - - Yibit yobibit

The kibibit is a multiple of the bit, a unit of digital information storage, prefixed by the standards-based multiplier kibi (symbol Ki), a binary prefix meaning 210.[1][2] The unit symbol of the kibibit is Kibit.

1 kibibit = 210 bits = 1024 bits[3]

The kibibit has existed since 1998 and is closely related to the kilobit, which stands for 103 bits = 1000 bits.

The binary prefixes form part of the International System of Quantities (ISQ),[1] but are not part of the International System of Units (SI).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ International Electrotechnical Commission, IEC 60027-2 (2000-11) Ed. 2.0
  2. ^ A.J. Thor (2000). "Prefixes for binary multiples" (PDF). Metrologica 37 (81): 81. doi:10.1088/0026-1394/37/1/12. 
  3. ^ Definitions of the SI units: The binary prefixes