What is baud?

baud meaning The signalling rate of a line. It’s the switching speed, or number of transitions [voltage or frequency change] made per second. At low speeds bauds are equal to bits per seconds; e.g., 300 baud is equal to 300 bps. However, one baud can be made to represent more than one bit per second.


reference: U.S . Food & Drug – Glossary of Computer System Software Development Terminology (8/95)