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What is a Nibble?

Learn about the nibble, what is a nibble? How a nibble stores in the memory, etc.
Submitted by Shivang Yadav, on March 12, 2022

Nibble

A Nibble in computer architecture is a unit of data consisting of 4 bytes. Each binary digit is called a Bit which can have two values (0 or 1).

A Nibble is also referred as nyble / nybble is half a byte.

Nibble (1)

Nibble (2)
  • Nibble: Unit consist of 4 bits
    1 Nibble = 4 bits
  • 1 Byte = 2 Nibble
  • 1 KiloByte (KB) = 210 bytes
  • 1 MegaByte (MB) = 210 KiloByte
  • 1 GigaByte (MB) = 210 MegaByte
  • 1 TeraByte (MB) = 210 GigaByte
  • 1 PetaByte (MB) = 210 TeraByte

What comes before a nibble?

A bit comes before a nibble. Combination of 4 bits known as a nibble.

What comes after a nibble?

A byte to come after a nibble. In 1 byte there are two nibbles.


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