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In serial communication employing $8$ data bits, a parity bit and $2$ stop bits, the minimum band rate required to sustain a transfer rate of $300$ characters per second is

1. $2400$ band
2. $19200$ band
3. $4800$ band
4. $1200$ band
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Since stop bit is given it is asynchronous communication and $1$ start bit is implied. So,

$\text{(8 + 2 + 1 + 1) * 300 = 3600 bps}$

Minimum band rate required would be $4800$ here.

Correct Answer: $C$

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What is Band Rate?
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Data is traveling through a medium. You can say "band rate" is the width of the medium or the amount of bits per second the medium can carry.
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How 4800 is coming?

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Because they asking for minimum but 3600 is not the option show that we will take lowest one which is 4800.
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why we are multiplying (300 characters/sec) with the bits..i am not getting dimensionally..?

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@dhruvkc123 : Because for one character you need 12 bits then how many bits you will need for 300 characters?

Its 12*300=3600bits right.
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Is start bit present in synchronous communication?
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So here bandwidth is 3600?
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NO, For synchronous transmission, data is not transferred byte-wise so there are no start-
or stop bits indicating the beginning or end of a character. Instead, there is a continuous
stream of bits which have to be split up into bytes.
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plz explain how you got 4800 ....???
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3600 is the actual answer but it is not given in the options, hence we took the next bigger option.
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@Arjun Please highlight, in your answer, why $4800$ is chosen when the actual answer comes out to be $3600$. This point is evident when going through the comments above, but in GO PDF, it is really very confusing to comprehend.

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Baud rate in Synchronous and Asynchronous communication.
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Transfer rate = Baud rate * (data bits/total bits)

300 * 8 = B * (8/12)

B = 3600

2400 < 3600 < 4800

4800 baud.

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