radiofrequency interference

What is radiofrequency interference?

radiofrequency interference meaning High frequency electromagnetic waves that emanate from electronic devices such as chips and other electronic devices. An electromagnetic disturbance caused by such radiating and transmitting sources as electrostatic discharge [ESD], lightning, radar, radio and TV signals, and motors with brushes can induce unwanted voltages in electronic circuits, damage components and cause malfunctions. See: electromagnetic interference.

 

reference: U.S . Food & Drug – Glossary of Computer System Software Development Terminology (8/95)

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