In telecommunication, reference noise is the magnitude of circuit noise chosen as a reference for measurement.
Many different levels with a number of different weightings are in current use, and care must be taken to ensure that the proper parameters are stated.
Specific ones include: dBa, dBa(F1A), dBa(HA1), dBa0, dBm, dBm(psoph), dBm0, dBrn, dBrnC, dBrnC0, dBrn(f1-f2), dBrn(144-line), dBx.
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