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AES/EBU, for Audio Engineering Society / European Broadcasting Union, is a 1992 standard (revised in 1995 and 1998) for carrying digital audio signals between various devices using any of three physical interconnection types:

F05 connectors, 5mm connectors for plastic optical fiber, are more commonly known by their Toshiba brand name, Toslink. The precursor of the AES Type II specification was the Sony/Philips Digital Interface, or S/PDIF. For details on the format of AES/EBU data, see the article on S/PDIF.