The number of data bits sent per second between two modems. Used as a measure of the rate at which digital information is handled, manipulated, or transmitted. Similar, but not identical, to baud rate.
(BPS or b/s) - A measure of how many digital bits ("1" or "0") that may be sent in the space of one second. These will be seen most commonly in measurements Kbps (kilobits, or thousands of bits, per second), Mbps (megabits, or millions) or Gbps (gigabits, or billions).
Another, more common, measure of bandwidth. Since it takes eight bits to describe a single character, a transmission medium with a bandwidth of , say, 8 bps would send data at the pathetically slow rate of one character per second. Bandwidth is more normally measured in Kilobits per seconds (Kbps-thousands of bits per second).
The data transfer rate that specifies the number of bits that a computer system can transmit per second. The latest computer modems are designed to allow transfer rates up to 56 thousand bits per second although the quality of telephone lines can reduce the transfer speed. Cable modems and network connections provide much higher transfer speeds than computer modems.
Digital information rate expressed in the number of binary information units transmitted per second. Typically, a data channel is described as having a stated bit rate and a stated expected error rate.
Basic unit of measurement for serial data transmission capacity; abbreviated as kbps, or kilobits, for thousands of bits per second; Mbps, or megabits, for millions of bits per second; and Gbps, or gigabits, for billions of bits per second.
A measurement of data transmission speed used for measuring the amount of data that is transferred in a second between two telecommunication points or within network devices. Kbps (kilobits per second) is thousands of bits per second; Mbps (megabits per second) is millions; Gbps (gigabits per second) is billions; and Tbps (terabits per second) is trillions.
A 'bit' is a unit of electronic data. The speed of a communications link is the speed at which electronic data can be transferred and is often represented as bits per second. A 512Kbps broadband connection means up to 512 thousand bits of information per second can be transmitted.
Bits per second (bps) is the number of binary digits sent in one second. It refers to the rate at which the bits within a single frame are sent ('frame' is another term for 'packet'). The gaps between frames can be of variable length. Accordingly, bps does not refer to the rate at which information is actually being transferred. We usually estimate the number of characters transferred per second (cps) by dividing the number of bps by 10. Example: 2400 bps transfers around 240 characters per second.
A unit of measurement of the speed of data transmission and thus of bandwidth. Actually a nested acronym, meaning binary digits per second. (lower case is significant) Bps (or BPS). (8-bit) bytes per second (upper case is significant)
The speed at which a modem sends or receives information. For example, a modem that operates at 2400 bits per second can transfer 2400 binary digits each second. A character normally consists of seven or eight of these binary digits, plus the start and stop bits that separate the character from other transmitted characters.
The rate of data transmission by a modem, for example: 300, 1200, 4800, 9600, 14400, and 28800 bits per second (bps). Bits per second is sometimes referred to as "baud," but bits per second is the more accurate term to describe modem speed.
This is generally a measure of how fast some device communicates, usually in thousands of bits per second (Kbps) or millions of bits per second (Mbps). See also Bytes per second. FA Antenna Connector: Miniature coaxial antenna connector manufactured by MuRata Manufacturing Corporation.
Measure of the communications capacity of a transmission line represented by the total number of bits sent in a second of time. A kilobit represents transmission of 1,000 bits in a second. A megabit represents the transmission of one million bits in a second, or MBPS.
A measure of the number of bits (each bit is either a 1 or a 0) transmitted per second. Bits-per-second, abbreviated bps, is often confused with bytes per second, abbreviated ps. Each byte is comprised of 8 bits. Modern networks operate at speeds which would make bps notation inconvenient, therefore Mbps are often used instead. 10 Mbps equals 10 million bps, and is pronounced "ten mega-bits per second." Dial-up modem speeds are often described in Kbps ("kilo-bits per second"). A 56K modem has a theoretical download speed of about 56 thousand bits per second. Back
A measurement of the number of bits of data that can be sent over the a network connection. When referring to modem speed bps indicates the measurement of the amount of data that a modem can transfer each second.
Measurement of the speed of transmission of digital communications on a network. Most computer networks function at some multiple of a Million Bits Per Second (Mega Bits Per Second or Mb/s). Network communications are also grouped into bursts, or strings of bits, called Packets .
Abbreviated bps. The number of binary digits, or bits, transmitted every second during a data transfer. A measurement of the speed of operation of equipment such as a computer's data bus, or a modem ... more
A unit used to express the number of bits passing a designated point per second. Note 1: For example, for two-condition serial transmission in a single channel in which each significant condition represents a bit, i.e., a 0 or a 1, the bit rate in bits per second and the baud have the same numerical value only if each bit occurs in a unit interval. In this case, the data signaling rate in bits per second is 1/T, where T is the unit interval. Note 2: The abbreviation “bps” is not in accordance with international standards, and is deprecated.