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 IEC JEDEC
1024 Kibit kibibit Kbit kilobit
10242 Mibit mebibit Mbit megabit
10243 Gibit gibibit Gbit gigabit
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 is equal to 103 bits = 1000 bits.

The binary prefixes form part of the International System of Quantities (ISQ),[1].

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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