Definitions for **"baud"**

A unit of transmission speed for information conveyed over a digital communications channel, usually taken as equal to the number of bits of information transmitted per second. The speed in bauds indicates the number of signalling events per second; however, since it is necessary in most cases to transmit control information along with the data, the data signalling rate may be smaller than the baud rate.

A measure of data transmission speed. At low speeds, baud is equal to the bits transmitted per second (bps). At higher speeds, one baud can represent more than one bit.

A measure of a computer modem's transmission speed, equal to bits per second.

The signalling rate of a line, that is, the number of transitions (voltage or frequency changes) made per second. Also known as line speed.

The number of signaling elements that occur each second; from J. M. E. Baudot (died 1903) French inventor of baudot telegraph code. At slow speeds, only one bit of information (signaling element) is encoded in each electrical change. The baud, therefore, indicates the number of bits per second that are transmitted

The smallest discrete unit of bandwidth. One baud is approximately one bit per second. Used interchangeably with "bps."

The speed of a serial connection (in bits per second).

A measure of the speed of data transmission. It is the reciprocal value of the time it takes to send the shortest signal element (usually 1 bit) in a transmission. A unit equal to the number of signal events per second. This may not be the same as bits per second, but is sometimes used as a shorthand for this.

Measurement of the speed at which a modem can send or receive data. The higher the baud, the faster the transmission.

A measure of how many bits a modem is able to send or receive per second.

The number of electrical symbols pre second that a modem sends down a phone line.

A unit measuring the signaling speed of the data transmission device.

Baud is used to indicate the number of bits of information that a modem transmits.

A measure of the speed of transmission of data; the number of elements transmitted per second.

Unit of signal speed equal to the number of discrete signal conditions or events per second. Refers to the physical symbols/seconds used within a transmission channel.

A measure of signal changes per second. Often used incorrectly in place of bps (bits per second).

Literally, changes in state per second, and since this is usually only two states (high and low voltage) it is the same as bps. If one or two parity bits are used per 8 bit character transmission the 8 bit byte throughput will be slower than bps/8.

A measure of the bit sampling rate of a serial communication device.

Baud rate is the number of signal changes per second on a communication line. Baud rate is frequently, and incorrectly, used as being synonymous to bits per second. Note: A single signal change can represent more than one bit of information.

Symbols per seconds. Measure of the speed of a communications channel. Different than bps (one symbol may represent several bits) BPS - Bits Per Second Measure of speed of a communications channel.

unit of data transmission speed, equal to the number of voltage changes transmitted per second Return

Baud is an older measurement for data transmission speed. One baud is one change of electronic state per second. A more accurate (and therefore more widely used) term is bps (bits per second).

(older term being replaced by bps - bits per second) The number of signaling elements that can be transmitted per second on a circuit. e.g. When a modem is used to send digital information on an analog line, baud refers to the speed that the circuit can change from the tone used to represent a binary zero to the tone used to represent a binary one (or vice versa). In an average data stream, one baud is roughly equivalent to one bit per second on a digital transmission circuit.

The speed at which a modem transmits data. Though this is not technically accurate, it is generally equivalent with today's modems.

One signaling element per second, not to be confused with bits per second.

Contrary to popular belief, baud is not a direct measurement of data transfer ...

A unit of signaling speed defined as the rate of change of the unit signal element on a communication channel. Note that this is not the same as the "bit rate" is the unit signal element encodes more than one "bit" at a time.

A unit of signaling speed, expressed as the maximum number of times per second the signal can change the state of the transmission line or other medium (units of baud are sec-1). Note: With Fibre Channel scheme, a signal event represents a single transmission bit.

A unit of speed in data transmission usually equal to one bit per second.

This is a measure of how much bandwidth a transmission medium has. "Level transitions per second", very very few people know what that means. Most people use Bits Per Second.

A unit of transmission/receiving speed, expressed in terms of the number of different signal events per second. It is the same as bit/s, when it is used to transmit a single bit of data.

Data transmission speed units that approximately equals one bit per second (1 bps).

Unit of data transmission rate, based on the number of signal elements or symbols transmitted per second.

Baud Rate denotes the speed at which data can be transferred. It relates to bps (Bits Per Second) and indicates the speed of a modem.

Commonly used to designate how many bits a modem can send or receive per second.

A measure of signaling speed equal to the number of signal changes or events per second. Baud often refers to bits per second.

Baud specifies the amount of modifications that occur in a carrier wave at each second. Baud was also a term used to refer to a modem's transmission speed. But the term is a little confusing by today's modem standards. With older modems, one bit of data was transmitted per carrier wave. Each carrier wave sequence lasted one second. A 2400 baud modem would oscillate 2400 times per second, carrying one bit of data on every oscillation. Therefore, if you owned a 2400 baud modem, it meant your modem would transmit 2400 bits of data per second. See BPS.

A unit used in describing the rate of character transmission and equal to approximately one bit per second.

Common but erroneous synonym for " bit s per second". Actually means " marks per second": for example pressing a telephone keypad produces one "mark", but this can have any of 16 values (each of which is a two-tone chord), and so represents 4 bits. So in this case one button-per-second = one baud = four bits-per-second. Not a lot of people know that.

The maximum information-carrying capacity of a communication channel in symbols (state-transitions or level-transitions) per second. This coincides with bits per second only for two-level modulation with no framing or stop bits. A symbol is a unique state of the communication channel, distinguishable by the receiver from all other possible states. For example, it may be one of two voltage levels on a wire for a direct digital connection or it might be the phase or frequency of a carrier. Where data are transmitted as packets, the actual "data rate" of a channel is R * D / P where is the "raw" rate in bits per second (including packet overhead), is the number of data bits in a packet and is the total number of bits in a packet. The term "baud" was originally a unit of telegraph signalling speed, set at one Morse code dot per second. It was proposed at the International Telegraph Conference of 1927, and named after J.M.E.Baudot (1845-1903), the French engineer who constructed the first successful teleprinter.

A measure of communications speed, used typically for modems indicating how many bits per second can be transmitted.

(1) A measure of the maximum number of electronic signals that can be transmitted via a communications channel. (2) Bits per second (common-use definition).

A rate of transmission over a channel or circuit. The baud rate is equal to the number of pulses that can be transmitted in one second, often the same as the number of bits per second. Common rates are now 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600 bits and 19.2 and 56 kilobytes.

The speed at which data is transmitted. MIDI operates at 31250 baud (or 31.25 kilobaud), which means that a continuous stream of data of 31250 bits of information per second are sent. However, ten bits per byte are required, and three bytes for a MIDI message. That comes to about one thousand MIDI messages per second.

Bits per second(bps). What the modem's speed is measured in. The faster your modem's speed is, the quicker your reaction time will be.

The unit of measurement for modem speed, at one element per second.

An outdated term for the speed of a data transmission. Baud is the number of changes in an electronic state each second. Bits-per-second (bps) is a more accurate term regarding data transmission because electronic state changes can involve more than one bit of data.

It is commonly used in the same way as bits per second. See also bit, bps, modem.

The speed, measured in signals per second, at which two modems communicate. Since each signal can represent more than one bit, don't confuse baud with bits per second (bps).

A unit of modulation rate, equal to the maximum number of signal events or symbols that can be transmitted per second. A signal event is a change in an information-bearing signal or waveform, which represents some number of encoded bits. The term baud should not be used as a synonym for bits per second (though many people do) since at speeds above 2,400 bits per second multiple bits are sent in each baud and, therefore, the baud rate does not equal the bit rate.

Bits Per Second. Measures the speed that information flows over a given connection-usually a modem or an ethernet.

In common usage, the number of bits a modem can send or receive per second (bps). See also bandwidth, BPS.

unit for measuring data transmission speed

Commonly used as a measure for how many bits a modem can send or receive per second.

The change rate of a data signal during transmission.

A unit of measurement of data processing speed. The speed in bauds is the number of signal elements per second. Since a signal element can represent more than one bit, baud is not synonymous with bits-per-second. Typical baud rates are 110, 300, 1200, 2400, 4800, and 9600.

Baud is a unit of measurement that denotes the number of discrete signal elements, such as bits, that can be transmitted per second. Bits per second (bps) means the number of binary digits transmitted in one second.

The rate of data transmission in serial data communications, approximately equal to one bit per second.

Number of signal or voltage changes per second. Sometimes relates to Bps but not always.

The rate of data transmission; it is based on the number of signal elements transmitted in a second. The term comes from the scientist J. M. E. Baudot.

Refers to the speed at which data is transmitted, especially with regard to modems, although "baud" does not correspond exactly with the number of bits that are transmitted per second because it refers to the number of times the medium's "state" changes per second. For example, a 28,800 baud modem changes the signal it sends on the phone line 28,800 times per second. Since each change in state can correspond to several bits of data, the actual bit rate of data transfer may exceed the baud rate. See bits per second.

Changes per second, n baud will only equal n bps when the changes in question is a bit. Some modulation techniques may transmit more than one bit for each signal value.

Measure of the number of times per second sound frequency changes on a phone line. Baud and bps (bits per second) are not identical. A 200-baud modem changes frequency 200 times each second, but does not transmit 200 bits per second.

Also known as bits per second (BPS). Baud is the transmission rate of modems or networks and commonly are provided in 2,400, 9,600, 14,400, and 28,800 bps. The higher the number, the faster the transmission.BBS. Bulletin Board System. A public board system that you can post messages or retrieve information.BINHEX. Binary Hexidedral; converting 8-bit files into 7-bit ASCII for transmission over non-8-bit mediums such as e-mail.Bit. A contraction of binary digit. The smallest unit of information that a computer can hold. the value of a bit (1 or 0) represents a simple two-way choice, such as yes or no.

The speed of a modem; the transfer speed of data from one computer to another; approximately equal to characters per second

Unit of digital data transmission used to describe the rate at which information flows between two electronic devices such as modems.

Pronounced "bawd," the number of electronic oscillations per second.

This is a unit for measuring the speed at which a modem communicates. Baud rate is often used to refer to bits per second, but that is not completely accurate. Baud rate refers to the number of times the condition of the line changes; it is equal to bits per second only if each signal corresponds to one bit of data being transmitted. For two modems to communicate, they must use the same baud rate. If the baud rate of one modem is initially set higher than that of the other, the faster modem normally alters its baud rate to match that of the slower modem.

Measurement of signaling speed indicating line changes per second, where line changes can represent one or more bits. The baud is equal to bits-per-second only for line changes representing a single bit.

The number of signaling elements transmitted each second.

The number of signal-level transitions per second in digital data transfer. Often described in bits per second.

this is the speed of a modem, written as the number of transitions in modem signals per second. Each transition can carry more than one bit of information

Baud is the rate of speed that a modem can send or receive per second. It is measured in bits.

A measurement of the speed that a modem can send and receive information.

A measure of the number of times per second that switching can occur in a communications channel.

A measurement of the signaling speed of a data transmission device. At low speeds (under 300 bits per second) bits per second and baud (rate) are the same. As speeds increase baud and bits are not the same because several bits are typically encoded per baud.

unit measuring the speed of transmission of data over telecommunications lines. (Keenan, p.61)

(computer science) a data transmission rate (bits/second) for modems

Unit of signaling speed. The speed in baud is the number of signal elements per second. If each signal represents only one bit, baud is the same as bits per second. When each signal contains more than one bit, baud does not equal bits per second.

A term previously used to describe the amount of information transmitted by a modem. Now commonly referred to as bits per seconds (bps).

The speed of data transfer, roughly equivalent to bits per second.

A unit of measurement that reveals how fast data passes through your modem.

Commonly thought of as how many bits per second a modem can send or receive.

A unit of measure, mainly used to assess the speed of information moved through modems.

a unit of measurement, used to express the speed (bits per second) at which a modem sends and receives data.

The number of signalling elements that can be transmitted per second on a circuit. Used in referring to the speed at which a modem transmits data. This is an older term being replaced by bps - bits per second. We still speak of the baud rate of modems.

A measure of the speed at which data is transmitted, computed in number of elements changed per second. The ?Baud Rate? is the speed at which a computer can transfer data through a modem using communication software. See also: ?Kbps?, ?Mbps?, etc.

A measurement of data exchange speed, measured in bits per second. The higher the baud rate the faster the transmission.

The maximum speed at which data can be sent down a channel, or a unit of speed in data transmission. Baud is often equivalent to bits per second. Named after J. M. E. Baudot (died 1903).

The rate at which a modem (the piece of equipment that can connect your computer to the Internet) can send or receive information. Binary A number system based on zeros and ones (0 and 1) Any file that is not plain, ASCII text. For example: program files and images. A mode of transfer for use with binary files, including word processor files, image and sound files, etc.

This is a unit of transmission speed. For example, the highest speed modems of 56 kbps transmit at 2400 baud.

A measure of a modem's speed. Specifically, the baud rate measures how many times in a second the modem's incoming/outgoing line can change states from 1 to 0 or back.

A unit of transmission speed used to express the capacity of a digital transmission. That speed is defined as either the number of signal elements per second (where all elements are of equal length and represent one or more information bits), or, the reciprocal of the time duration of the shortest signal element being transmitted.

In simplifed/slightly incorrect terms it's the number of bits that a modem can transfer in a second. A bit is 1/8 of a byte which is equal to a single character

A gauge to measure the speed at which a modem communicates. Synonymous with "bits per second" (bps); e.g., 56,000 Kbps = 56,000 Kbaud.

A measure of the rate at which data is transmitted; technically, the number of signaling elements per second.

Roughly the speed at which a modem transfers data. One baud is approximately equal to one bps, although baud rate and bps are not always synonymous. Bps is usually a more accurate measure of modem speed.

A term used to describe the speed at which modems communicate. It is the number of changes in an electronic signal per second. BPS and Baud are often used interchangeably but this is misleading as the number of bps can be a lot higher than the baud rate.

The number of signal level changes per second. Each signal level contains one (or more) bits of information.

Modem speed measurement of one signal per second. 300 baud = 300 bits per second, but higher than 300 baud one signal may contain more than one bit.

A unit of measurement that shows the number of discrete signal elements, such as bits that can be sent per second. Bits per second (bps) is the number of binary digits sent in one second. There is a difference between bps and baud rate, and the two are often confused. For example, a device such as a modem said to send at 2400 baud is not correct. It actually sends 2400 bits per second. Both baud rate and bps refer to the rate at which the bits within a single frame are sent. The gaps between the frames can be of variable length. Accordingly, neither baud rate nor bps refer accurately to the rate at which information is actually being transferred.

Number of symbols per second that a modem transports along a phone line; the higher the number, the faster the transfer.

The term "baud" is frequently misused in that it is often used to express the DTE or carrier speed of a connection. However, to remain compatible with common usage, the term may be interchanged with BPS.

a measurement of transmission speed over modem-mediated connections; 10 baud is approximately equivalent to 1 character per second

a measure of transmission speed over an analog phone line—i.e. a common POTS line (POTS stands for Plain Old Telephone service).

a unit that measures the speed of transmission of data through a modem. Most modems have baud rates ranging from 14,400 (14.4k) to 56,000 (56k) signal elements per second. [Back to Glossary Table of Contents

Measure of bandwidth. The higher the baud rate, the faster the data is transmitted.

(Baud Rate) - The speed at which a modem can send or receive information.

Unit of signaling speed reflecting the number of discrete conditions or signal elements transmitted per second.

The number of analog transitions per second; not to be confused with bits per second (BPS).

(Pronounced bawd) The speed at which a modem or other transmitting data device, technically measured in number of events, or signals changes, per second.

A measurement of how fast data flows through your modem.

The Baud rate is the rate at which data can be received and transmitted by a modem as is measured in bps.

A rate of information flow. Given in bits per second (bps or b/s) the rate is the highest number of single elements (bits) that can be transferred between two devices in one second.

It is the transmission speed of a modem. It is measured in Bits Per Second.

Unit of transmission speed equal to the number of signal events per second. In asynchronous transmission, the unit of signaling speed corresponding to 1 unit interval per second; that is, if the duration of the unit interval is 20 milliseconds, the signaling speed is 50 baud. Technically baud is the same as "bits per second" when, and only when, each signal event represents exactly 1 bit (which is rarely true), but in casual, non-technical usage, baud is often misused to mean bits per second.

(pronounced BAWD) A unit commonly used to describe the speed of modems. The baud rate technically is the number of times a modem signal changes per second. In the old days of 300 baud modems, each signal change represented one bit of information. Therefore, the baud and transfer rates of a modem - measured in bits per second, or bps - were the same. Modern modems transfer up to 12 bits of information for every signal change. A 28.8 modem is actually is working at 2400 baud, but each signal change carries 12 bits of information. Therefore the data transfer rate is 28,800 bits per second. Over the years, baud and bits per second have been used interchangeably, although that is technically wrong.

Pronounced "bod." The speed at which data is transferred.

One signal change per second, a measure of data transmission speed. Named after the French engineer and telegrapher Jean-Maurice-Emile Baudot and originally used to measure the transmission speed of telegraph equipment, the term now most commonly refers to the data transmission speed of a modem.

The baud rate is the rate that a modem transfers data over the telephone or cable lines. The most common rates for dial modems are 14.4, 28.8, 33.6 or 56.6 Kbps (kilobits per second).

See BPS, below.

The number of bits of information that a modem transmits, usually expressed as bits per second - 500 baud means 500 bits per second

a unit of digital transmission signaling speed of information transmission. It is used to describe the rate of information flow. Given in bits per second (bps) the rate is the highest number of single information elements (bits) transferred between two devices (such as modems or fax machines) in one second.

Named for J. M. E. Baudot, the inventor of the Baudot telegraph code. The number of electrical oscillations per second, called "baud rate". Related to, but not the same as transfer rate in bits per second, (bps).

Unit of signaling speed equal to the number of discrete signal elements transmited per second. Baud is synonymous with bits per second (bps). In common usage the baud rate of a modem is how many bits it can send or receive per second. Technically, baud is the number of times per second that the carrier signal shifts value - for example a 1200 bit-per-second modem actually runs at 300 baud, but it moves 4 bits per baud (4 x 300 = 1200 bits per second).

A measure of speed in data transmission. Baud has the same meaning as bits per second.

A communication channel's maximum information-carrying capacity in symbols (state or level transitions) per second. The baud rate coincides with bits per second only for two-level modulation with no framing or stop bits.

a measure of line speed for data communications (see bps -- while not exactly the same, they are often used interchangeably)

Data rate, named after Maurice Emile Baud, which generally is equal to 1 bit/s. Baud is equivalent to bits per second in cases where each signal event represents exactly 1 bit. Typically, the baud settings of two devices must match if the devices are to communicate with one another.

This is the measurement of the signal speed, which is number of events per second.This specifies the maximum rate of data transmission between the devices.

Commonly used to refer to modem speed, measured by how many bits it can receive or send per second (bps).

bits sent or received per second

Sometimes you hear this word tossed about as a synonym for bits per second (bps) — as in, "That system's modem is only 9600 baud." Be warned: while the two can be synonymous, it's not always the case. Baud technically refers to how frequently a modem's signal shifts value, which, depending upon the bps-class of modem, could be once per transmitted bit, or once after transmitting several bits. While this is probably more than you ever needed to know about the word baud, to avoid making a technical misstep, always use "bps" when talking about modem or network speed. [See Also: bps

A unit of signaling speed. When transmitting data, the number of times the mediums 'state' changes per second.

unit of measurement of data transfer speed (‘baud rate’), for example over a telephone line or to a printer. Roughly equivalent to bits per second (bps).

A unit of measurement that describes the speed of transferred information.

The number of times a connectivity device changes "state". For instance, there are 2400 bps modems, which operate at 600 baud (there are four bits sent per signal transition, and there are about 600 signal transitions per second, yielding 2400 bits per second). One should not confuse "baud" with "bps".

The 'baud rate' of a modem indicated the number of bits it can send or receive per second.

The speed at which a modem works, expressed by the number of transitions in modem signals per second.

In common usage the baud rate of a modem is how many bits it can send or receive per second. Technically, buad is the measure of the number of shifts in the carrier cycle of a modem. See Also: Bit , Modem

n. In asynchronous transmission, the unit of modulation rate corresponding to one unit interval per second; that is, if the duration of the unit interval is 20 milliseconds, the modulation rate is 50 baud.

Unit of signaling speed. The speed in baud is the number of discrete conditions or events per second.

(Baud Rate) This is how many bits can be sent per second in a connection. Baud is a word used to rate the speed of a modem or its connection. See Also: Bit , Modem

A unit of s gnarling speed, expressed in terms of the number of discrete conditions or signal events per second. It is on y the same as bit/s, when one discrete signaling condition is used to transmit a single bit of data.

The Baud rate refers to the speed of a modem. Although not technically accurate, baud rate is commonly used to mean bit rate (the number of bits transmitted per second) (see bps).

Used to describe the speed of a modem. The Baud rate of a modem describes how many bits it can send each second. Some of those bits, however, are used for error checking purposes. This means that instead of one byte taking eight bits, a byte could take from nine to eleven bits. These bits include: One parity bit, eight data bits, zero or one start bits and zero or one stop bits. (Seyer 2)

Equivalent to bits per second, a measure of the speed at which data can travel. Most commonly used in reference to modem speed.

The rate at which a modem transfers data from one computer to another. Modems typically range between 300 to 19200 baud.

A unit of calculation for a modem that measures data transmission in bits per second. A 2400 bits per second modem actually runs at 300 baud, but it moves 4 bits per baud (4 x 300 = 2400 bits per second). See also Bit.

The "baud rate" of a modem is how many bits it can send or receive per second. A 1200 bit-per-second modem actually runs at 300 baud, because it moves 4 bits per baud (4 x 300 = 1200 bits per second). Baud is an outdated term, and has been replaced by "bits per second" or bps.

A unit of signaling speed. The speed in bauds is the number of discrete changes per second in some aspect of a signal (such as voltage in a wire). Transmission speeds are now more commonly measured bits per second (bps), rather than bauds. The two terms were roughly synonymous until modems began to exceed 2,400 bps, after which they diverged more widely as modem speed increased. Modems now use coding techniques to transmit more than one bit per baud, making their true baud ratings irrelevant.

A measurement of signaling speed of a data transmission device Baud rate does not equal bits per second.

a unit for expressing the speed at which data travels through a computer; the speed in baud is the number of discrete conditions or events per second

The speed of a modem. Specifically, the number of times per second a communications channel changes the carrier signal it sends on the phone line. A 2400-baud modem changes the signal 2400 times a second.

unit of measure of data transmission speed; usually bits/second; may differ from the number of data bits transmitted per second by the use of techniques that encode two or more bits on a single cycle (i.e., 1200bps and 2400bps modems actually transmit at 600 baud)

The speed of a modem. The figure is close to, but not the same as the number of bits per second that the modem will send or receive.

In Data Communications, a unit of signalling speed

The unit of speed that describes the rate at which binary data is transmitted. One baud is approximately equal to one bit per second.

Unit of data transmission speed representing bits per second. 9600 Baud = 9600 bits per second.

A unit of signaling speed equal to the number of discrete conditions or signal events per second. Baud is synonymous with bits per second if each signal event represents exactly one bit.

Most people use baud rate synonymously with bit rate. For common usage this is typically acceptable with, with bit rate being used far more often. Indeed baud is typically used when the technical definition is required. Technically, baud is the number of times per second a the signal shifts value. The bit rate would correspond one-to-one with the signal shift (baud). However, the baud rate can be higher if more information is transmitted than the number of bits implied. For example a 1200 BPS modem actually runs at 300 baud, but transmits 4 bits per baud (4 x 300 = 1200 bits per second).

a unit of transmission speed. The greater the baud rate, the faster data moves from point to point.

The number of times per second a signal can change on a transmission line.

The 'baud rate' of a modem is a measure of how many bits of data it can send or receive in a second. The modem tells you at what transfer speed you are connected to your server.

Unit to measure signaling speed in communications. Do not be confused with 'BPS' (bit per second). See also: BPS.

This is a measurement of amount of data that can be transferred in one second. Example: A 14.4 baud modem can transfer 14,400 bits of information in one second.

A unit of signaling speed representing the number of discrete signal events per second and, depending upon the encoding, can differ from the bit rate.

communications: When transmitting data, the number of times the medium's "state" changes per second. A 2400 baud modem changes the signal it sends on the phone line 2400 times per second. Since each change in state can correspond to multiple bits of data, the actual bit rate of data transfer may exceed the baud rate. Modems typically communicate at 1200, 2400, 9600 or 14,400 baud. Higher is better, but often a doubling of baud will not result in a doubling of overall performance because of limiting factors.

A unit of speed for data transmission through a cable, now usually given in bits per second.

A unit of measure for a modem (see below) that measures data transmission in bit per second.

A unit of measurement that indicates the electrical change from 0 to 1, or signal events per second, across an electrical interface. Baud is a term often misused in describing data transmission rate, which should more accurately be expressed in bits per second (bps).

A measure of data transmission speed. Commonly used to refer to the data transmission speed of a modem.

A unit of speed in data transmission, such as one bit per second for binary signals

Generic term in asynchronous transmission for the number of frequency changes per second, most commonly used as the unit of speed in communications systems. More widely, but not strictly accurately, baud is used to mean bits per second, which gives the mindlessly pedantic the opportunity to congratulate themselves on how much more they know about technology than the poor benighted individuals who use the word in this way.

The number of signal level transitions per second in digital data. The term is often confused with bits per second. Telecommunications specialists prefer to use "bits-per-second" to provide an accurate description. Learn more about Baud...

The number of symbols per second that a modem sends down a phone line. Baud is often incorrectly confused with bps (bits per second). A 14,400 bps modem transmits at 2,400 baud, because each of the modem symbols represents 6 bits. In common usage the baud rate of a modem is how many bits it can send or receive per second. Technically, baud is the number of times per second that the carrier signal shifts value - for example a 1200 bit-per-second modem actually runs at 300 baud, but it moves 4 bits per baud (4 x 300 = 1200 bits per second). Also See: Bit , Modem

Bits per second. A measurement used in data transfers via telephone lines.

stands for Bits of Audio Data. A measure of how fast information can be sent across a telephone wire, or between machines. The higher the baud rate, the faster you can send information.

Nominally a data transmission speed of 1 Byte/sec. See also Byte.

The speed at which modems transfer data. One baud is roughly equal to one bit per second. It takes eight bits to make up one letter or character on your keyboard.

Baud is often erroneously thought to be synonymous with bits per second, but baud is actually a measure of the frequency of a carrier signal on a phone line. At one time, a single bit was sent with each modulation, but modern modems transmit more than one bit per change so bps numbers are generally multiples of the baud rate.

A communication channel's maximum information-carrying capacity. The capacity is usually referred to as "bits per second" (BPS).

The measure of how frequently sound changes on a phone line. This used to be the measure of speed of modems because they worked by brute force and actually made a sound for each bit of information. Now, modems work on a more sophisticated level. A 14.4 Kbps modem actually uses 2400 baud, but can transmit 14.4 Kbps.

A unit of signaling speed representing the number of code elements sent per second; often, bits per second.

Unit that expresses the number of modulations per second that can be assimilated at agiven speed, it measures data transfer (same as bps: bit per second) usually used inmodems.

This is how many bits a second a modem can send or receive information. It is usually called a "baud rate." Maybe your modem is into "baudy" building

modem speed measured in signals per second.

Baud refers to the rate at which information is carried over a communication channel, such as a modem accessing the Internet. The speed of information exchange is also measured in bits per second, or bps. Source: TechSoup.org

A term used to express the rating of equipment or a transmission channel, usually in an analogue communication system. The number of pulses that can be transmitted in a second is the baud rate (one baud is equivalent to one pulse per second).

a measurement of the speed data travels. Related to, but not identical to, bps.

Rate of transmission speed in a signal - the number of changes of state, such as voltage or frequency, per second in a signal. Named for the French teleprinter inventor Baudot. In simplest systems, it is synonymous with bits per second. In more complex systems, a baud may include more than one bit.

Roughly speaking, the number of bits of data that a modem can transmit per second.

A unit of signaling speed equal to the number of signal events per second. Baud is equivalent to bits per second in cases where each signal event represents exactly one bit.

Contrary to what you might think baud is not the correct way to designate modem speed (the correct way is bps or bits per second). Baud only reflects the number of sound changes on a phone line which with newer modems is no longer the same as the number of bps.

Unit of data transmission speed meaning bits per second (500 baud = 500 bits per second).

Unit of signaling speed often used with modems.

The rate at which bits are transmitted over a communication link. Baud is the number of transitions (that are used to encode bits) that take place in one second.

Unit of signal frequency in signals per second. Not synonymous with bits per second since signals can represent more than one bit. Baud equals bits per second only when the signal represents a single bit.

number of signal elements per second. Baud rate is often taken to mean number of bits per second, but this is not necessarily true. E.g. in a binary system, a high could be represented by +5v and a low by -5v. This is one bit per signal element and is equivalent to one bit per second, however, if the coding system allows 4 values instead of two, e.g. +5v, +2.5v, -2.5v and -5v, then you can encode 2 bits into a single signal element, and so on. Close this window

An older term meaning the rate of speed of a modem. Baud is often confused with bps, or bits per second. (Actually, a 1200 bit per second modem runs at 300 baud.)

Data communications rate unit taken from the name Baudot. Defined as the number of signal level changes per second regardless of the information of the information content of those signals.

A unit of measure for modem speed. Literally, the number of voltage transitions per second. Phone line limitations limit the actual baud rate of modems to 2400 baud, although the data transmission rate (bps) may be higher because of data compression. (The term baud comes from the name of a French inventor, J. M. E. Baudot.)

A unit measuring the rate of information flow, with five baud roughly equivalent to one alphanumeric character. Today most digital signals are measured as bits per second.

The measure of the rate at which digital data is transmitted, in bits per second.

A unit of measurement for modem speed, synonymous with bits per second (bps). A 56K modem has a speed of 56,000 baud or 56,000 BPS

Rate of digital transmission equal to the reciprocal of the time of one output signaling element.

The baud rate is a measure of the speed of a data transmission line. Roughly equal to bits per second (bps).

Baud was the prevalent measure for data transmission speed until replaced by a more accurate term, bps (bits per second).

Number of times a state change occurs on a communications channel per second. A 1,200-baud modem (an IRD's modem is 1,200-baud) changes its signals 1,200 times a second.

The rate of data transmission based on the number of signal elements or symbols transmitted per second. Today most digital signals are characterized in bits per second.

Serial-data transmission speed. Originally a telegraph term, 300 baud is approximately equal to a transmission speed of 30 characters per second.

The transmission rate of bits over a data connection. ...

A measure of the quantity of information transmitted on a communication line; largely replaced by the use of bits-per-second.

A unit of signalling speed equal to the number of discrete conditions or signal events per second. In asynchronous transmission, the unit of modulation rate corresponding to one unit interval per second.

Named after the French telecommunications technician Baudot. It is the unit used to measure data transfer (1 Baud = 1 bit/sec.). Therefore, for example, the specification - "28,800 Bauds" means that data can be transferred at a rate of 28,800 bits per second.

Origin of the name : a mister BAUDOT invented many decades ago the telex system, and the associated data coding technique. It measures, for a signal, the speed of state changing. It can correspond to more than the number of bits transmitted per unit of time.

The traditional term (seldom used now) for measurement of data rate over a link.

A unit of measurement (after baudot, a telegraph pioneer) that denotes the rate of transmission of signal element per second e.g. a device that transmits 300 bits per second can be said to transmit at 300 baud.

A measure of modem speed equal to one signal per second.

A measure of the data transmission rate, or bits per second. Typically referred to as baud rate with data communications. Baud rate divided by 10 is approximately equal to characters per second (cps). Thus, 1200 baud is about 120 cps.

Unit of signal frequency in signals per seconds often used to describe the speed of RS232 serial communications.

Bits at unit density. A unit of transmission speed equal to the number of times the state of a line changes per second. Equal to the bit-per-second rate only if each signal element represents one bit of information. Baud rate usually refers to the number of bits transmitted each second.

A unit of measurement that denotes the number of bits that can be transmitted per second. For example, if a modem is rated at 9600 baud it is capable of transmitting data at a rate of 9600 bits per second.

Way of measuring transmission speed.

The baud rate is the number of times per second the modem carrier signal changes frequency, although in common use it is equated to the number of bits of information the modem can transmit per second.

The speed at which your modem is transferring data. 28.8 baud modems can go faster than 14.4 baud modems. This term is being replaced by the term (bits per second).

The "baud rate" of a modem is how many bits it can send or receive per second. Your modem uses this measurement to tell you what speed you are connected at or transferring.

A measure of speed on a network.

Measurement of modem speed. This is the number of times per second that the carrier signal shifts value. One Baud= one signal per second.

This is the speed at which data is transmitted in a serial data system (such as MIDI). MIDI operates at 31250 baud (or 31.25 kilobaud), which means that with a continuous stream of data some 31250 bits of information per second are sent. This is not quite as good as it might at first appear, since ten bits (including timing bits) per byte are required, and typically three bytes per MIDI message are needed. This works out at around one thousand MIDI messages per second. This is adequate for most purposes, but with complex systems it is possible for MIDI to become overloaded.

The rate of transmission of information conveyed between two computers. You usually say "Baud Rate" meaning how fast the two computers are talking to each other. This rate is determined by the bits per second that are being transferred. You encounter this term if you are using a modem, printer, disk drive, terminal or other device that needs to talk to a computer to work. Typical speeds of information transfer are 300, 1200, 2400, 9600, and 19200 bits per second.

Unit of data transmission speed representing bits per second, 1,200 baud = 1200 bits per second.

Unit of signaling speed equivalent to the number of discrete conditions or events per second. If each signal event represents only one bit condition, baud rate equals bps (bits per second).

Named after J.M.E. Baudot (1845-1903), the French engineer who constructed the first successful teleprinter, baud refers to the rate at which signals can be sent over telephone lines.

Unit of the signal rate of data transmission expressed in the number of signal elements or symbols transmitted per second. Equivalent: sym / s

In common usage the "baud rate" of a modem is how many bits it can send or receive per second. Technically "baud" is the number of times per second that the carrier signal shifts value - so a 2400 bit-per-second modem actually runs at 300 baud, but it moves 4 bits per baud (4 x 300 = 2400 bits per second). Back to About HIP

data transmission speed, in bits per second

A unit of signaling speed that is the number of signal events per second. Depending on the number of bits per signal event, the baud rate can be different from the bit rate. In modern systems, a signal event represents more than one bit, so the baud rate is less than the bit rate (or bits per second).

The baud rate was used as a measure of the speed of a modem. It had been replaced by bits per second ( bps). See Also: Bit , Modem

Most people use baud to describe modem speeds in bits per second--but they're wrong. They may say a 9,600-bps modem transmits at 9,600 baud, but really baud is a measure of how frequently sound changes on a phone line. Modern modems transmit more bits with fewer changes in sound, so baud and bps numbers aren't equal. However, only editors, pedants, and communications engineers now care about the distinction. But if you run into members of these groups, use bps instead of baud.

A unit of signaling speed equal to the number of signal symbols per second, which may or may not be equal to the data rate in bits per second.

The baud rate of the modem is how many bits it can send to receive per second. Technically, baud is the number of timer per second that the carrier signal shifts value-for example, a 1,200 bit-per-second modem actually runs at 300 baud, but it moves 4 bits per baud (4 x 3 = 1,200 bits per second).

A unit of signaling speed equal to the number of signal events per second. Not necessarily the same as bits per second.

A measure of transmission speed; the reciprocal of the time duration of the shortest signal element in a transmission. In RS-232C ASCII, the signaling element is 1 bit. ... more

The number of signals (transitions) sent per second, usually by a modem although any type of signalling device can be used. Each transition is a change of state, so by defining different states and transitions between them higher data rates become possible. Baud rates should not be confused with bits per second, which is an absolute measure.

The number of symbols per second sent over a channel.

A unit of data transmission speed.

Unit of signaling speed equal to the number of discrete signal elements transmitted per second. Baud is synonymous with bits per second (bps), if each signal element represents exactly 1 bit.

The signaling rate of a line; the number of voltage or frequency transitions per second. At low speeds only, baud may be equal to bits per second.

The number of discrete signal events per second occurring on a communications channel. It is often referred to as Bits per second (BPS) which is technically inaccurate but widely accepted.

In common usage, the speed rate of a modem usually measured in how many bits it can send or receive per second. The term is named after J.M.E. Baudot, the inventor of the Baudot telegraph code.

A unit of measure, one signal per second, usually used to measure the speed of a modem. For example 300 baud means 300 bits per second (bps). Note, however, that at higher modem speeds one signal can contain more than one bit, so a 9600 baud modem is not limited to 9600 bps.

A unit of one electronic state change per second, used mainly to measure the transmission of serial data over analog telephone lines via modems. 9600 baud means 9600 bits of data per second are being sent through the serial port or wire. Now, the more common term is BPS (BITS PER SECOND) (see also), since modern techniques often transmit more bits per second than there are state changes per second. In other words, state changes can represent more than one bit of data.

A unit of signaling speed equal to the number of discrete signal events per second. Baud is the same as BPS only if each signal event represents exactly one bit.

In telecommunications and electronics, baud (pronounced , unit symbol "Bd"), is a measure of the symbol rate; that is, the number of distinct symbol changes (signalling events) made to the transmission medium per second in a digitally modulated signal. The term baud rate is also commonly used to refer to the symbol rate. The baud is named after Emile Baudot, the inventor of the Baudot code for telegraphy.

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