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gig·a·bit

 (gĭg′ə-bĭt′, jĭg′-)
n. Computers
1. One billion bits.
2. 1,073,741,824 (230) bits.

gigabit

(ˈɡɪɡəˌbɪt; ˈɡaɪɡəˌbɪt)
n
(Computer Science) computing one million bits
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gigabit - a unit of information equal to 1000 megabits or 10^9 (1,000,000,000) bits
computer memory unit - a unit for measuring computer memory
Mb, Mbit, megabit - a unit of information equal to 1000 kilobits or 10^6 (1,000,000) bits
Tbit, terabit, Tb - a unit of information equal to 1000 gigabits or 10^12 (1,000,000,000,000) bits
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The backplane is the foundation of a switching or routing system and provides the glue that interconnects all system pieces," said Goergen during the conference that explored the need for 100 Gigabit Ethernet interconnects.
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Our world-class family of SparX Gigabit Ethernet devices continue to set new benchmarks in terms of integration, reduced power and aggressive pricing.