frame: 1. In data transmission, the sequence of contiguous bits delimited by, and including, beginning and ending flag sequences. Note 1: A frame usually includes an information field, and usually consists of a specified number of bits between flags and contains an address field, a control field, a frame check sequence, and flags. Note 2: Frames usually consist of a representation of the original data to be transmitted, together with other bits which may be used for error detection or control. Additional bits may be used for routing, synchronization, or overhead information not directly associated with the original data. 2. In the multiplex structure of pulse-code modulation (PCM) systems, a set of consecutive time slots in which the position of each digit can be identified by reference to a frame-alignment signal. (188) Note: The frame-alignment signal does not necessarily occur, in whole or in part, in each frame. 3. In a time-division multiplexing (TDM) system, a repetitive group of signals resulting from a single sampling of all channels, including any required system information, such as additional synchronizing signals. (188) Note: "In-frame" is the condition that exists when there is a channel-to-channel and bit-to-bit correspondence, exclusive of transmission errors, between all inputs of a time-division multiplexer and the output of its associated demultiplexer. 4. In ISDN, a block of variable length, labeled at the Data Link Layer of the Open Systems Interconnection--Reference Model. 5. In video display, the set of all picture elements that represent one complete image. (188) Note: In NTSC and other television standards used throughout the world, a frame consists of two interlaced fields, each of which has half the number of scanning lines, and consequently, half the number of pixels, of one frame. 6. In video display, one complete scanned image from a series of video images. Note: A video frame is usually composed of two interlaced fields.

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