Connectors

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External Connectors[edit]

The PS3 uses several types of common/standard connectors, with one proprietary connector for backwards compatibility (MultiAV).

Power[edit]

Multirange AC power input
See: Power Supply

Audio/Video connectors[edit]

Common Video Resolutions - PAL, NTSC (SDTV), HD and FullHD

Note: Not all output connectors support the same resolutions

Supported Resolutions[edit]

Vid.Res. AV Multi
Composite
AV Multi
Svideo
AV Multi
RGB
AV Multi
Scart
AV Multi
D-terminal
AV Multi
Component
AV Multi
VGA
HDMI Notes
NTSC M/J
Standard (NTSC) 480i Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No D1 480i (525i): 720 × 480 interlaced / 720x480i
480P Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes D2 480p (525p): 720 × 480 progressive / 720x480P
1080i No No No No Yes Yes No Yes D3 1080i (1125i): 1920 × 1080 interlaced / 1920x1080 on VESA 1920x1200
720P No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes D4 720p (750p): 1280 × 720 progressive / 1280x720 on VESA 1280x768 or VESA 1280x1024
1080P No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes D5 1080p (1125p): 1920 × 1080 progressive / 1920x1080 on VESA 1920x1200
PAL M/B/D/G/H/I/N/NC
Standard (PAL) 576i Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No 720x576i
576P Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 720x576P
1080i No No No No Yes Yes No Yes D3 1080i (1125i): 1920 × 1080 interlaced / 1920x1080 on VESA 1920x1200
720P No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes D4 720p (750p): 1280 × 720 progressive / 1280x720 on VESA 1280x768 or VESA 1280x1024
1080P No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes D5 1080p (1125p): 1920 × 1080 progressive / 1920x1080 on VESA 1920x1200

Note: 480i/480p is not supported on PAL, just as 576i/576p isn't on NTSC.


2D Supported Resolutions[edit]

Name 2D Vid.Res. 2D method Output res. Mode Notes
CELL_VIDEO_OUT_RESOLUTION_480 720x480 - 720x480 4 NTSC M/J only
CELL_VIDEO_OUT_RESOLUTION_576 720x576 - 720x576 5 PAL M/B/D/G/H/I/N/NC only
CELL_VIDEO_OUT_RESOLUTION_720 1280x720 - 1280x720 2
CELL_VIDEO_OUT_RESOLUTION_1080 1920x1080 - 1920x1080 1
CELL_VIDEO_OUT_RESOLUTION_UNDEFINED - - - 0
CELL_VIDEO_OUT_RESOLUTION_960x1080 960x1080 hor. HW scaling 1920x1080 13
CELL_VIDEO_OUT_RESOLUTION_1280x1080 1280x1080 hor. HW scaling 1920x1080 12
CELL_VIDEO_OUT_RESOLUTION_1440x1080 1440x1080 hor. HW scaling 1920x1080 11
CELL_VIDEO_OUT_RESOLUTION_1600x1080 1600x1080 hor. HW scaling 1920x1080 10

3D Supported Resolutions[edit]

Name 3D Vid.Res. 3D method Output Res. Mode Notes
CELL_VIDEO_OUT_RESOLUTION_720_3D_FRAME_PACKING 720 3D frame packing 1280x1470 0x81
CELL_VIDEO_OUT_RESOLUTION_1024x720_3D_FRAME_PACKING 1024x720 3D frame packing + hor. HW scaling 1024x1470 0x88
CELL_VIDEO_OUT_RESOLUTION_960x720_3D_FRAME_PACKING 960x720 3D frame packing + hor. HW scaling 960x1470 0x89
CELL_VIDEO_OUT_RESOLUTION_800x720_3D_FRAME_PACKING 800x720 3D frame packing + hor. HW scaling 800x1470 0x8A
CELL_VIDEO_OUT_RESOLUTION_640x720_3D_FRAME_PACKING 640x720 3D frame packing + hor. HW scaling 640x1470 0x8B

Note: supported since 3.50 and not available on SDTV (480i/P & 576i/P) resolutions / output connectors.

DualView/SimulView Supported Resolutions[edit]

Name SimulView Vid.Res. method Output Res. Mode Notes
CELL_VIDEO_OUT_RESOLUTION_720_DUALVIEW_FRAME_PACKING
CELL_VIDEO_OUT_RESOLUTION_720_SIMULVIEW_FRAME_PACKING
720 frame packing 1280x1470 0x91
CELL_VIDEO_OUT_RESOLUTION_1024x720_DUALVIEW_FRAME_PACKING
CELL_VIDEO_OUT_RESOLUTION_1024x720_SIMULVIEW_FRAME_PACKING
?1024x720? ?3D frame packing + hor. HW scaling? ?1024x1470? 0x98
CELL_VIDEO_OUT_RESOLUTION_960x720_DUALVIEW_FRAME_PACKING
CELL_VIDEO_OUT_RESOLUTION_960x720_SIMULVIEW_FRAME_PACKING
?960x720? ?3D frame packing + hor. HW scaling? 960x1470 0x99
CELL_VIDEO_OUT_RESOLUTION_800x720_DUALVIEW_FRAME_PACKING
CELL_VIDEO_OUT_RESOLUTION_800x720_SIMULVIEW_FRAME_PACKING
?800x720? ?3D frame packing + hor. HW scaling? ?800x1470? 0x9a
CELL_VIDEO_OUT_RESOLUTION_640x720_DUALVIEW_FRAME_PACKING
CELL_VIDEO_OUT_RESOLUTION_640x720_SIMULVIEW_FRAME_PACKING
?640x720? ?3D frame packing + hor. HW scaling? ?640x1470? 0x9b

Screenshot Resolutions[edit]

Video Output Image Size Notes
480p (p/i) 4:3 640x480 NTSC M/J only
576 (p/i) (4:3) 768x576 PAL M/B/D/G/H/I/N/NC only
480p (p/i) 16:9 854x480 NTSC M/J only
576 (p/i) 16:9 1024x576 PAL M/B/D/G/H/I/N/NC only
720 (p/i) 1280x720
1080 (p/i) 1920x1080

HDMI Out[edit]

Type A receptacle HDMI
HDMI Connector Pinout + motherboard padlayout
HDMI pads as seen on JTP-001

High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) 1.3


Pin Signal Description
1 TMDS Data2+ TMDS Data2+
2 TMDS Data2 Shield TMDS Data2 Shield
3 TMDS Data2- TMDS Data2-
4 TMDS Data1+ TMDS Data1+
5 TMDS Data1 Shield TMDS Data1 Shield
6 TMDS Data1- TMDS Data1-
7 TMDS Data0+ TMDS Data0+
8 TMDS Data0 Shield TMDS Data0 Shield
9 TMDS Data0- TMDS Data0-
10 TMDS Clock+ TMDS Clock+
11 TMDS Clock Shield TMDS Clock Shield
12 TMDS Clock- TMDS Clock-
13 CEC Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
14 NC Reserved (N.C. on device)
15 SCL SCL (I²C Serial Clock for DDC)
16 SDA SDA (I²C Serial Data Line for DDC)
17 DDC/CEC Ground DDC/CEC Ground
18 VCC +5V Power EDID/DDC (max 50mA)
19 Detect Hotplug detect
20 Dummy connected internally via 51 +/- 0.5% resistor to ground

AV Multi Out[edit]

AV Multi Out - pins

Proprietary audio/video connector used by Sony on many devices, e.g. Sony TVs, Sony consoles Playstation 1/Psone, Playstation 2/PStwo, PlayStation X/PSX, Playstation 3/PS3.

Contains the following signal standards:

  • Composite video
  • S-Video
  • Component video: RGB(-scart/dsub)
  • Component video: PrPbY(cinch and D-terminal)
  • Stereo analoge audio

AV Multi Out pinout - CN2401 12P[edit]

Pin Signal Description Composite S-Video RGB Scart PrPbY Component VGA 3 row DE15 D-terminal
1 Y/Green Green NC NC Green (SCART-11) Y (V: Green Cinch Centerpin) Green (with CSync when SoG:sync on green) (DE15-2) Green (Dsub-3)
2 Cr/Pr/Red Red NC NC Red (SCART-15) Pr (V: Red Cinch Centerpin) Red (DE15-1) Red (Dsub-1)
3 DCOUT +5V +5 VDC NC NC via R=100 Ohm to SCART-16 (Composite / RGB mode select) NC NC (DE15-9 if used, but mostly NC and used as key)  ?
4 Cb/Pb/Blue Blue NC NC Blue (SCART-7) Pb (V: Blue Cinch Centerpin) Blue (DE15-3) Blue (Dsub-5)
5 YCGND Video Ground Video Ground (Yellow Cinch Mantle) Video Ground (miniDIN-1, miniDIN-2) Video Ground (SCART-5, SCART-9, SCART-13, SCART-18) Video Ground (V: Green Cinch + Red Cinch + Blue Cinch + Yellow Cinch Mantle) Video Ground (DE15-5, DE15-6, DE15-7, DE15-8, DE15-10) Video Ground (Dsub-2, Dsub-4, Dsub-6)
6 C (Y/C) S-Video C (Chroma) NC C (miniDIN-4) NC NC NC NC
7 CVIDEO/SYNC Composite Video/Sync Composite Video (Yellow Cinch Centerpin) NC Composite Sync (SCART-20) Composite Video (Yellow Cinch Centerpin if cinch present, otherwise omitted) NC when SoG:sync on green (RGsB mode)
Composite Sync when seperate sync (RGBS mode)
NC
8 Y (Y/C) S-Video Y (Luma) NC Y (miniDIN-3) NC NC NC NC
9 AUR Right Audio (Red Cinch Centerpin) Right Audio (Red Cinch Centerpin) Right Audio (Red Cinch Centerpin) Right Audio (SCART-2) Right Audio (A: Red Cinch Centerpin) Right Audio (Red Cinch Centerpin) Right Audio (Red Cinch Centerpin)
10 VIGND Video Ground Video Ground (Yellow Cinch Mantle) Video Ground (miniDIN-1, miniDIN-2) Video Ground (SCART-5, SCART-9, SCART-13, SCART-18) Video Ground (V: Green Cinch + Red Cinch + Blue Cinch + Yellow Cinch Mantle) Video Ground (DE15-5, DE15-6, DE15-7, DE15-8, DE15-10) Video Ground (Dsub-2, Dsub-4, Dsub-6)
11 AUL Left Audio (White Cinch Centerpin) Left Audio (White Cinch Centerpin) Left Audio (White Cinch Centerpin) Left Audio (SCART-6) Left Audio (A: White Cinch Centerpin) Left Audio (White Cinch Centerpin) Left Audio (White Cinch Centerpin)
12 AUGND Audio Ground (Red Cinch + White Cinch Mantle) Audio Ground (Red Cinch + White Cinch Mantle) Audio Ground (Red Cinch + White Cinch Mantle) Audio Ground (SCART-4) Audio Ground (A: Red Cinch + White Cinch Mantle) Audio Ground (Red Cinch + White Cinch Mantle) Audio Ground (Red Cinch + White Cinch Mantle)

Audio Digital Out (optical)[edit]

Toslink

Gigabit LAN[edit]

Gigabit Ethernet 1000BASE-T (IEEE 802.3ab) 8P8C connector following TIA/EIA-568 wiring standards with support for Auto MDI-X, which means Cat 5 and Cat 6 cables can be used without the need for special crosscables.
See: GbLAN

USB[edit]

See: USB