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[altq 1069] Re: Accuracy of atobps(const char*)
well i am not sure whether there are standards, but i know that
in the memory community, 1Kb is indeed 2^20, whereas in the
data communication world it has been only 1000...
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> Sankaran Narayanan wrote:
> > well, Kbps is kilo bits per second...the general convention is 1000 when
> > bits are involved, and 1024 (2^10) when bytes are involved...
> I guess that was kind of *the* question here. I have read 1
> Kb = 1000 b
> in some papers/textbooks and 1 Kb = 2^20 b from some other sources. Is
> there an actual, formal, IEEE-standardized (or whatever) convention or
> is it just common practice? It does not make that much of a difference
> at Kbps rates, but at Gbps, 2^30 is sufficiently different from 1
> billion that one can actually experience some difference in the
> transmission rates...