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data rate

The term data rate is used synonymously for transmission speed and transmission rate. It is the number of information units that are transmitted in a certain time via the transmission medium, via an interface or via a transmission channel.

The information units can be bits or bytes, characters, data blocks or frames that are transmitted in a certain time interval. The data rate is specified in bits per second (bit/s) or in kilobits per second (kbit/s), megabits per second (Mbit/s) or gigabits per second (Gbit/s) and is the reciprocal of the bit duration. For example, if the data rate is 100 Mbit/s, then the bit duration is 10 ns.

In storage technology and on buses, the data rate is usually specified in bytes per second (B/s), kilobytes per second (kB/s) or megabytes per second( MB/s).

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Englisch: data rate
Updated at: 08.01.2017
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