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Modem data rates such as 14.4, 28.8, and 56k are 1000 bits per second.
Ethernet data rates such as 10, 100, and 1000 are powers of 1024, but
"baud" doesn't usually come up in that context.
As you can see from the above links, style guides vary.
On Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 9:14 AM, Fred Ridder<docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com> wrote:
> One important nit to pick with Robert's answer:
> When talking about a data transmission rate, the correct abbreviation is
> kbps rather than kbit/sec. In the case of data transmission, the "kilo"
> applies to the unit "bits per second" (or bps) rather than referring to
> kilobits (a different unit) per second. The difference is that 1 kbps
> is 1000 bits per second, while 1 kilobit per second would be 1024 (2^10)
> -Fred Ridder
>> Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2009 08:33:09 -0700
>> Subject: Re: baud vs. baud rate
>> From: robert -at- lauriston -dot- com
>> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
>> 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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