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gigabit

[′gig·ə‚bit]
(communications)
One billion bits, or 1,000,000,000 bits.

gigabit

(unit)
2^30 bits, 1,073,741,824 bits.

See prefix.

gigabit

One billion bits. Also Gb, Gbit and G-bit. See giga, space/time and never say.
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This attenuation introduces inter-symbol interference (ISI) at giga-bit data rates--closing the symbol "eye" that defines the data transmission.
The new campus network is set up with state of art VLAN (Virtual Local Area Network) using HP's latest layer 3 switches with over 12 subnets and the abilities to support several hundreds of devices running at giga-bit speed.
Our new Giga-bit speed display devices required Tiger's precision high speed differential pin electronics," said Dennis Chan, Display Products Test Development Manager, National Semiconductor.
The EMS-3100 features 24 Fast Ethernet link ports, 4 Giga-bit Ethernet up-links and an integrated IPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface) management controller.
TOKYO -- Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6503) announced today the launch of a compact, power-saving 40 giga-bits per second (Gbps) differential quadrature phase shift keying (DQPSK) photodiode (PD) module for optical signal reception in transmission devices used to send large data volumes between metropolitan areas.
TOKYO -- Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6503) announced today that it has developed a world's first fully monolithically integrated laser diode for use in transmission devices that transmits large date volumes between metropolitan areas at 43 giga-bits per second (Gbps) in a method called Return to Zero Differential Quadrature Phase Shift Keying (RZ-DQPSK).