Kibibit

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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  IEC  Traditional 
1024 Kibit kibibit Kbit Kb kilobit
10242 Mibit mebibit Mbit Mb megabit
10243 Gibit gibibit Gbit Gb gigabit
10244 Tibit tebibit Tbit Tb terabit
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, using the standard binary prefix kibi, which has the symbol Ki, meaning 210.[1][2] The unit symbol of the kibibit is Kibit.

1 kibibit = 210 bits = 1,024 bits[3]

The kibibit has existed since 1998 and is closely related to the kilobit, which is equal to 103 bits = 1,000 bits. However, a kibibit is 1024 bits. Likewise, a kibibyte is 1,024 bytes.

The binary prefixes form part of the International System of Quantities (ISQ).[4]

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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". Metrologia. 37 (1): 81. doi:10.1088/0026-1394/37/1/12.
  3. ^ "Definitions of the SI units: The binary prefixes". physics.nist.gov.
  4. ^ "JCGM 200:2008 - English - 1. Quantities and units". www.iso.org.