- The slot is then the time that is allocated to the particular user, and
- the GSM burst is the transmission that is made in this time.
- Each GSM slot, and hence each GSM burst lasts for 0.577 mS (15/26 mS).
- Eight of these burst periods are grouped into what is known as a TDMA frame.
- Building unit of physical channel
- Types of bursts
–Normal Burst: for transmitting messages in traffic and control channels
–Frequency Correction Burst: sent by base station for frequency correction at mobile station
–Synchronization Burst: sent by base station for synchronization
–Access Burst: for call setup
–Dummy Burst: to fill an empty timeslot in the absence of data