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Re: WBPS Finally goes CNET
A baud is 1 _symbol_ per second. With complex modulation schemes, a symbol
can contain many bits. For example, 64-QAM (64-level quadrature amplitude
modulation) allows one symbol to transmit 2^6 states or six bits; 1024 QAM,
which I believe is the current state of the art, transmits 10 bits per
BPS (usually written uncapitalized) is the abbreviation for bits per second.
Bits per second equals baud rate * bits per symbol.
Yes, KBPS would be nice (although I think the calls are in use at a non-comm
AM owned by the Benson Ploytechnic School in Portland, OR), but just think
of the W in WBPS as an upside-down M, Mbps is 1000 times kbps
Dan Strassberg, email@example.com
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----- Original Message -----
From: Hakim Madjid <HMadjid@mindspring.com>
To: Sven Franklyn Weil <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Cooper Fox <email@example.com>
Cc: Norm Rosen <firstname.lastname@example.org>;
Sent: Sunday, December 02, 2001 1:44 PM
Subject: RE: WBPS Finally goes CNET
> On Sun, 2 Dec 2001, Cooper Fox wrote:
> > Oh... I get it! BPS=bauds... I feel embarassed that
> > it took me a few seconds to figure that one out.
> No BPS *DOES NOT* = bauds at all.