If you like BoxMatrix then please contribute Supportdata, Supportdata2, Firmware and/or Hardware (get in touch).
My metamonk@yahoo.com is not reachable by me since september. Please use hippie2000@webnmail.de instead.

0
U

Property:Byte

From BoxMatrix
(Redirected from Byte)


BoxMatrix >> Lexicon >> Computer-Terms >> Byte @ BoxMatrix   -   IRC-Chat   -   Translate: de es fr it nl pl
News Selectors Models Accessories Components Environment Config Commands System Webif Software Develop Lexicon Community Project Gallery

Computer FRITZ I18N Telephony Smarthome Internet Protocols Multimedia Formats Hardware Research

Term

Details

A Byte is an Octet, an ordered collection of 8 bits.

Confusion

In very early days of computers the term Byte represented the amount of bits required to transfer a Character.
This was only differing charset bits and to count the frame including body, and not the payload.
Today this is only of interest for historical research, and otherwise useless confusion.

In very early days of computers the term Byte was used for storage width other than 8-bit.
Today IEC 60027-2 (1999) clearly defines a Byte to be an Octet of bits.

In short: Today a Byte equals an Octet, all confusion is far history. But do not confuse a Character with both.

FRITZ!OS

FRITZ!OS uses this term in the Webinterface, especially for files on FRITZ!NAS.

SMW-Browser

Information is currently being retrieved from the backend.
 

Synonyms

Showing 1 related property.

B