Baud

Updated: 05/22/2017 by Computer Hope

baudNamed after the French engineer Jean-Maurice-Emile Baudot, who was the first used to measure the speed of telegraph transmissions. Today, a Baud or Baudrate is the number of frequencies or voltages made per second on a line.

Common examples of Baudrate settings used today are: 9600, 19200, 57600, and 115200.

Tip: It is important to realize that baud is not the same thing as BPS. or CPS.

BPS, kilobaud, Measurement, Modem terms, Serial communications