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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 intellectual property is at the core of the Force10 TeraScale E-Series backplane, which has been tested to support up to four 100 Gigabit Ethernet ports per slot.
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Engineering excellence and dedicated customer service distinguish Vitesse as an industry leader in Gigabit Ethernet LAN, Ethernet-over-SONET, Advanced Switching, Fiber Channel, Serial Attached SCSI, Optical Transport, and other applications.
11n standard that provides speeds much greater than Fast Ethernet can support, large-scale deployments of Gigabit Ethernet will also become more prevalent as Fast Ethernet will not be able to sustain with the increased bandwidth demands of 802.
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Adoption of Gigabit Ethernet has been driven by customer requirements and technology capabilities, largely fueled by the so-called Triple Play and the increasing bandwidth requirements associated with converged data, voice and video applications.