What is a S/PDIF?

One of your customers has called with a problem that’s related to their S/PDIF. To what kind of thing might they be referring?

A) A printer component

B) A network protocol

C) An operating system service

D) An audio interface

E) A delicious ice cream flavor

The answer: D) An audio interface

The Sony/Phillips Digital Interconnect Format is a standard format for transporting digital audio over copper or fiber interfaces.

Want to know more? Watch “I/O Interfaces.”

If you look at the back of any computer, you’ll find many different ports staring back at you. In this video, you’ll learn to recognize some of the most common motherboard ports and connectors, including audio ports, video ports, and communication interfaces.