# Can you increase data rate by increasing number of bits? [closed]

My question is on data rate and baud rate.

data rate = baud rate * n

The question is, can you keep on increasing the data rate by increasing baud rate or number of bits.

I believe it can be increased by increasing the baud rate but what about the latter part?

• What is this $n$ in your formula? This makes no sense to me. The baud rate is usually higher than the data rate. Please explain. Jul 25 '15 at 17:11
• please also add the units you use for each term. Jul 25 '15 at 17:18
• Data Signalling Rate is also known as gross bit rate. So I guess yeah with the increase in bit rate, data rate will increase. Jul 25 '15 at 17:19

maximum data rate [bit/s] = $2H\cdot log_{2}(V)$
Where $H$ is the bandwidth in $Hz$ and $V$ is the number of symbol values.
maximum data rate [bit/s] = $H\cdot log_{2}(1 + S/N)$
Where $S$ is the signal strength and $N$ is the noise level.