Re: baud vs. baud rate

Subject: Re: baud vs. baud rate
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2009 08:33:09 -0700

What's the context?

If you're talking about modem speeds such as 9600, 14.4, 28.8, 33.6,
and 56k, the correct term is kbit/s; baud is an underlying symbol rate
generally of no concern to the user. For example, 9600 and 14.4 are
both 2400 baud.

On Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 8:00 AM, Joel<eleysium -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
>  A style guide that I have says that 'baud rate' is redundant because baud
> is a rate (similar to ATM machine). And yet, saying something like, "select
> the appropriate baud" just seems odd to read. Any opinions on keeping or
> dropping "rate"?
> Joel

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