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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, dan.strassberg@att.net
617-558-4205, eFax 707-215-6367

----- Original Message -----
From: Hakim Madjid <HMadjid@mindspring.com>
To: Sven Franklyn Weil <sven@gordsven.com>; Cooper Fox <fox893@yahoo.com>
Cc: Norm Rosen <inorm99@earthlink.net>;
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.