Some Basic Digital Vocabulary

  • Bit - a single binary digit, a "0" or a "1"
  • Word - a series of bits grouped together to represent a number. In current 32-bit and 64-bit computer architectures, the corresponding CPUs can handle 32 and 64 bit words respectively.
  • Byte - refers to eight-bits. A byte can be used to express any number between 0 and 255, the range of an 8-bit binary number.
  • Bus - a collection of conductors for transferring information within the computer.
  • Baud - bits/second in communication. kB and MB are abbreviations used for kilobaud and megabaud.


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