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Kibibit

Multiples of bits
Decimal
Value SI
1000 103 kbit kilobit
10002 106 Mbit megabit
10003 109 Gbit gigabit
10004 1012 Tbit terabit
10005 1015 Pbit petabit
10006 1018 Ebit exabit
10007 1021 Zbit zettabit
10008 1024 Ybit yottabit
Binary
Value IEC JEDEC
1024 210 Kibit kibibit Kbit kilobit
10242 220 Mibit mebibit Mbit megabit
10243 230 Gibit gibibit Gbit gigabit
10244 240 Tibit tebibit -
10245 250 Pibit pebibit -
10246 260 Eibit exbibit -
10247 270 Zibit zebibit -
10248 280 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].

See also

References

  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.  
  3. ^ Definitions of the SI units: The binary prefixes
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