framing specification

framing specification

A specification of the "protocol bits" that surround the "data bits" on a communications channel to allow the data to be "framed" into chunks, like start and stop bits in EIA-232. It allows a receiver to synchronize at points along the data stream.
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NEW YORK -- L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its Communication Systems West (CS-West) division has delivered the first Tactical Common Data Link (TCDL) terminals implementing the Common Data Link (CDL) Ethernet over Generic Framing Protocol (GFP) network framing specification.
The core conforms to the RFC1619 Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) over SONET and RFC1662 PPP in the HDLC framing specifications.