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In information theory, a bit per second (b/s) is a unit used to express the number of bits passing a designated point per second. See also telecommunication.

Note 1: For example, for two-condition serial transmission in a single channel in which each significant condition represents a bit, i.e., a 0 or a 1, the bit rate[?] in bits per second and the baud have the same numerical value only if each bit occurs in a unit interval. In this case, the data signaling rate in bits per second is 1/T, where T is the unit interval.

Note 2: The abbreviation "bps" is not in accordance with international standards, and is therefore deprecated.

Source: from Federal Standard 1037C and from MIL-STD-188

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