Posted on March 7, 2013 by KVMG-CMS   |  0 comments

S/PDIF 'coaxial' female connectorS/PDIF cableStands for Sony/Philips Digital Interconnect Format, the two companies being the primary designers of the S/PDIF format.

S/PDIF specifies a Data Link Layer protocol and choice of Physical Layer specifications for carrying digital audio signals between devices and stereo components.

A common use for the S/PDIF interface is to carry compressed digital audio, used to connect the output of a DVD player to a home theater receiver that supports Dolby Digital or DTS surround sound. Another common use is to carry uncompressed digital audio from a CD player to a receiver.