DualShock 3

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Overview[edit]

DualShock 3 x-ray

CECH-ZC2J, CECH-ZC2JA, CECH-ZC2JB (CECH-ZC2U, CECH-ZC2E, CECH-ZC2J, CECH-ZC2H, CECH-ZC2M)
CECHZC2 (SCPH-98050, CBEH-1018: prototype)
FCC ID: AK8CECHZC2
ID: 409B-CECHZC2

MIC listings:

Anatel:

Patent:

Model Number Name description Release date Note
CECHZC2J Black Black 2007, November 11 Japan
CECHZC2J SS Satin Silver Satin Silver 2008, March 6 Japan
CECH-ZC2J MB Metallic Blue Metallic Blue 2009, October 29 Japan
CECH-ZC2J DR Deep Red Deep red 2009, October 29 Japan
CECH-ZC2J LW Classic White Classic White 2010, July 29 Japan
CECH-ZC2J CP Candy Pink Candy Pink 2010, November 18 Japan
CECH-ZC2J YB Candy Blue Candy Blue 2011, April 21 Japan
CECH-ZC2J JG Jungle Green Jungle Green 2011, February 24 Japan
CEJH-15017 TALES OF XILLIA®2 X cross Edition 2012, November 1 Japan
CEJH-15020 God of War: Ascension bundle 2013, March 14 Japan
CECH-ZC2J MY Metallic Grey Metallic Grey 2013, June 20 Japan
CECH-ZC2J VT Vita TV edition (White) 2013, November 14 Japan
CECH-ZC2J CY CrystalCrystal 2013, December 19 Japan
Crimson Red Crimson Red
Metallic Gold Metallic Gold
Slate Grey Slate Grey
Urban Camouflage Urban Camouflage
  • Regions (last letter of the "model number"):
    • E Europe
    • H Hong Kong
    • HK Hong Kong
    • J Japan
    • K Korea
    • R Russia
    • T Taiwan
    • U United States
    • M Mexico (seen in Anatel.br)

Controller Components[edit]

Printed Circuit Board (PCB)[edit]

The table below shows one representative model for every revision from PP4 up to VX6. Is not included VX7 because is very different

Sixaxis DualShock 3
PP4 V2 VX 1 V3.5X VX3 VX4 VX5 VX6
MSU PP4.0 5 MSU V2 2.12 MSU VX 1.03 MSU V3.5X 1.12 MSU VX3 0.07 MSU VX4 0.09 MSU VX5 0.06 MSU VX6 0.06
MSU PP4.0 5 (Top).jpg

MSU PP4.0 5 (Bottom).jpg
MSU V2 2.12 (Top).jpg

MSU V2 2.12 (Bottom).jpg
MSU VX 1.03 (Top).jpg

MSU VX 1.03 (Bottom).jpg
MSU V3.5X 1.12 (Top).jpg

MSU V3.5X 1.12 (Bottom).jpg
MSU VX3 0.07 (Top).jpg

MSU VX3 0.07 (Bottom).jpg
MSU VX4 0.09 (Top).jpg

MSU VX4 0.09 (Bottom).jpg
MSU VX5 0.06 (Top).jpg

MSU VX5 0.06 (Bottom).jpg
MSU VX6 0.06 (Top).jpg

MSU VX6 0.06 (Bottom).jpg

PlayStation 3 controller PCB TestPoints

Usage Proto Sixaxis DualShock 3 Others
PP series V series VX series ASUKA
PP1 PP4 V2 VX V3.5X VX3 VX4 VX5 VX6 VX7 1.06 1.07
Total amount of testpoints (not including GND, N/A, UNL, and CON) 26
USB +5V TP1 TP1 TP1 TP1 TP1 TP1 T207
USB Data - TP2 TP2 TP2 TP2 TP2 TP2 T206
USB Data + TP3 TP3 TP3 TP3 TP3 TP3 T205
USB Ground (or Common Ground) TP4 TP4 TP4 TP4 GND GND GND T509
Toshiba T6UN6EFG, pin 44 TP8
Toshiba T6UN6EFG, pin 45 TP9
Bluetooth Module, unknown (ALPS 413A pin 3 in VX4 boards) TP10
2.8V Standby. Power for Toshiba T6UN6EFG, EEPROM, Dualshock PS button, and LED's TP10 TP62 TP51 TP11 TP11 TP10 T507 T507
2.8V Switched. Power for Sensors (accelerometer and gyroscope) TP12 T506 T506
2.8V Switched. Power for Sticks Dualshock Left stick Dualshock Right stick 4x pots TP13 TP13 TP13 T505
3.7V Battery + TP14 TP14 TP14 T508
Unknown TP15 TP15 N/A
COM 1 (Common Line for Analog D-Pad LEFT Button D-Pad DOWN Button D-Pad RIGHT Button D-Pad UP Button Dualshock L1 button Dualshock L2 button) TP17 TP25 TP17 TP17 TP17 TP17 T101
COM 2 (Common Line for Analog Dualshock square button Dualshock cross button Dualshock circle button Dualshock triangle button Dualshock R1 button Dualshock R2 button) TP18 TP26 TP18 TP18 TP18 TP18 T102
Left Stick, X axis SLX (Stick Left X axis 0V~2.8V) TP27 ? TP19 ? TP19 ? TP19 ? T103
Left Stick, Y axis SLY (Stick Left Y axis 0V~2.8V) TP28 ? TP20 ? TP20 ? TP20 ? T104
Right Stick, X axis SRX (Stick Right X axis 0V~2.8V) TP29 ? TP21 ? TP21 ? TP21 ? T105
Right Stick, Y axis SRY (Stick Right Y axis 0V~2.8V) TP30 ? TP22 ? TP22 ? TP22 ? T106
Toshiba T6UN6EFG, pin 69 TP31 ? TP31 ? TP23 TP23 TP23
Dualshock PS button PS (Home Button) TP26 TP32 TP24 N/A
Dualshock start button Start TP27 TP33 TP25 N/A
Dualshock R3 button R3 (Right Stick Press button) TP28 TP34 TP26 N/A
Dualshock L3 button L3 (Left Stick Press button) TP29 TP35 TP27 N/A
Dualshock select button Select TP30 TP26 ? TP28 N/A
Dualshock square button Square TP37 TP38 TP30 N/A
Dualshock cross button Cross TP31 TP39 TP31 N/A
Dualshock circle button Circle TP38 TP40 TP32 N/A
Dualshock triangle button Triangle TP39 TP41 TP33 N/A
Dualshock R1 button R1 TP32 TP42 TP34 N/A
Dualshock R2 button R2 TP33 TP43 TP35 N/A
Dualshock L1 button L1 TP34 TP45 TP37 N/A
Dualshock L2 button L2 TP41 TP46 TP38 N/A
D-Pad LEFT Button DL (D-pad Left) TP35 TP47 TP39 N/A
D-Pad DOWN Button DD (D-pad Down) TP32 TP48 TP40 N/A
D-Pad RIGHT Button DR (D-pad Right) TP43 TP49 TP41 N/A
D-Pad UP Button DU (D-pad Up) TP44 TP50 TP42 N/A
Bluetooth module (unknown 1) CON CON TP74 TP47 UNL UNL UNL UNL
Bluetooth module (unknown 2) CON CON TP75 TP48 UNL UNL UNL UNL
Bluetooth module (unknown 3) CON CON TP76 TP49 UNL UNL UNL UNL
Bluetooth module (unknown 4) CON CON TP77 TP50 UNL UNL UNL UNL
Accelerometer Y-Axis (Raw signal, connected with the accelerometer) TP54 TP32 T303
Accelerometer X-Axis (Raw signal, connected with the accelerometer) TP55 TP33 T302
Accelerometer Z-Axis (Raw signal, connected with the accelerometer) TP56 TP34 T301
Accelerometer Y-Axis (Resistor filtered signal, connected with toshiba pin 7) TP35 T306
Accelerometer X-Axis (Resistor filtered signal, connected with toshiba pin 6) TP36 T305
Accelerometer Z-Axis (Resistor filtered signal, connected with toshiba pin 8) TP37 T304
Gyroscope (Resistor filtered signal, connected with toshiba pin 9) TP40
Gyroscope (Raw signal, connected with the gyroscope) TP41
2.8V ? Switched. Power for Motors SM+ and BM+ (Small and Big Motor +) TP42 T501
COM 3 (Common Line for Digital Dualshock L3 button Dualshock select button Dualshock start button Dualshock R3 button) TP60 N/A


Prototypes[edit]

PP1[edit]
  • Models
    • MSU PP 1.2 MAIN ALPS

Notable differences include

  • Plastic finish being glossy
  • Player LEDs arranged in a square around the USB-mini port and includes a clear plastic shield over the opening for the LEDs
  • PS Home button is clear and retains a red LED underneath it
  • L2 and R2 buttons are present as opposed to Triggers
  • Motors are present
  • Battery inside contains a sticker with the date 2006/3/2 and the model of the batter appears to be longer
  • Lacks the pinhole and switch on the back
  • Label on the front reads Gセンサー搭載 Stick動作せず once roughly translated it reads Powered by the G Sensor, without moving the stick
  • Label on the back reads 0604KATA2
  • Toshiba MCU is on top side of the board (in all the other models is at bottom)
  • The main board was designed without gyroscope and without accelerometer sensors, it has a "children board" sticked on top manufactured by HDK (the first 2 letters of the "HDK" brand are partially visible etched on copper on the children board), this children board includes the accelerometer HDK HAAM 325B [1]. It outputs 3 signals on the 3 white wires "hand made" soldered to the TOSHIBA controller to retrieve the axis data. The other "hand made" soldered component uses 3 wires (black = ground, red = volts, and yellow soldered to TP26) seems to be a Murata ENC-03R Gyroscope Sensor [2]. It seems both components was integrated later in the circuit board of the controllers labeled "sixaxis"

Internally the Gyroscopic sensor for Sixaxis controllers is wired onto the board - presumably as a test for a sensor revision on a spare sample board. The sensor itself appears to be far from complete and very early. Windows (10) detects the controller when connected via USB; analog sticks do not get detected but all other buttons do. The controller does not work on DECHA00A/J units, but might work on DECR units or earlier.

Sixaxis[edit]

PP4[edit]
V2[edit]
  • Models
    • MSU_V2 2.12
    • MSU_V2 2.14
    • MSU_V2.5 1.05

Notable differences

  • Sticks potenciometers with 4 legs, previous versions had 3 legs

DualShock 3[edit]

VX 1[edit]
  • Models
    • MSU_VX 1.03

Notable differences

  • Added vibration motors
  • Updated wireless module
VX3.5X[edit]
  • Models
    • MSU_V3.5X 1.12
    • MSU_V3.5X 1.14

Notable differences

  • Pressure connector for the buttons membrane
VX3[edit]
  • Models
    • MSU_VX3_0.07
    • MSU_VX3_0.08
    • MSU_VX3_0.11
VX4[edit]
  • Models
    • MSU_VX4_0.09
    • MSU_VX4_0.10
VX5[edit]
  • Models
    • MSU_VX5_0.05
    • MSU_VX5_0.06

Notable differences

  • Updated wireless module
VX6[edit]
  • Models
    • VX6_0.06

Notable differences

  • Sticks potenciometers with 3 legs, previous versions had 4 legs
VX7[edit]
  • Models
    • MSU_VX7_0.04

Others[edit]

Asuka[edit]

The ASUKA boards made in china seems to be 3rd party (not sony official). At the time when was released sony was manufacturing the VX5 series... later sony continued with VX6, VX7, etc... ignoring the "ASUKA" labeling

  • Models
    • ASUKA REV: 1.06
    • ASUKA REV: 1.07
VX8 ?[edit]

There is not much info about this model, so is not clear if is the official VX8 or a third party clone of VX7

Ribbon Circuit Boards[edit]

Ribbon Circuit Boards Compatibility
PCB Ribbon Compatibility Notes
 ? SA1Q135A for sixaxis
VX SA1Q146A The first dualshock 3 model
 ? SA1Q159A Yes
 ? SA1Q160A
 ? SA1Q188A
VX4 SA1Q189A shipped with a CECH-2504 datecode 0C. Seems to be identical to SA1Q188A
 ? SA1Q194A not compatible with previous models, PS button changes
 ? SA1Q195A
VX7 ? SA1Q222A Yes superslims date ?. Is composed by 2 separated ribbons
 ? SA1Q224A superslims date ?. Is composed by 2 separated ribbons

SA1Q135A[edit]

SA1Q146A[edit]

SA1Q159A[edit]

SA1Q160A[edit]

Counting from left to right... pins 8 and 14 are connected together in the PCB and carries 2.8v stanbdy (in the PCB the copper traces are wider than the others for this reason), This means there is a voltage permanently on this ribbon, also the Dualshock PS button button "wakes up" the controller from standby by sending this voltage back to toshiba chip

SA1Q188A[edit]

SA1Q189A[edit]

SA1Q194A[edit]

SA1Q195A[edit]

SA1Q222A[edit]

SA1Q224A[edit]

Battery[edit]

Li-Ion (Accupack)

LIP1359[edit]

3.7V 570mAh (typ. 610mAh)

Maximun Charge Current: 0.4 A

Maximun Charge Voltage: 4.2 V

LIP1472[edit]

LIP1859[edit]

MK11-2902[edit]

3.7V 610mAh

MK11-3020[edit]

3.7V 570mAh (typ. 610mAh)

Printed Circuit Board Components[edit]

MicroController Unit (MCU)[edit]

Toshiba T6UM2EFG[edit]

T6UM2EFG-0103

Toshiba T6UM3EFG[edit]

T6UM3EFG-001

Used in the sisaxis controllers shipped with the first european PS3 models

Toshiba T6UN6EFG[edit]

QFP package, 80pin

  • Submodels:
    • Toshiba T6UN6EFG-001
    • Toshiba T6UN6EFG-002
    • Toshiba T6UN6EFG-003

The pinout below belongs to a Toshiba T6UN6EFG-003 and was traced in a VX4 board. Has not been verifyed if the pinout matches with T6UN6EFG-001 or T6UN6EFG-002 or other boards. It seems the pins can be remapped at bootloder as can be seen in the photos of the PP1 prototype (note the sensors in that photo are connected to pins 77, 78, 79, 80, this doesnt matches with newer dualshocks 3 models). Some people said in most older versions of the controller it was posible to update the controller firmware by USB with a tool that uploads a rom to the controller, this update procedure should be made by using the BT module because all USB connections are managed by it (so in some way it was the BT module the responsible to update the toshiba controller)

Toshiba T6UN6EFG Pinout

Pin # Name Port Description
1 GND To ground
2 V_STBY 2.8V Standby. Power for Toshiba T6UN6EFG, EEPROM, Dualshock PS button, and LED's
3 GND To ground
4 V_BATT To battery through resistor
5 V_STBY 2.8V Standby. Power for Toshiba T6UN6EFG, EEPROM, Dualshock PS button, and LED's
6 ACCL_X To acccelerometer X axis through resistor
7 ACCL_Y To acccelerometer Y axis through resistor
8 ACCL_Z To acccelerometer Z axis through resistor
9 GYRO To gyroscope through resistor
10 V_STBY 2.8V Standby. Power for Toshiba T6UN6EFG, EEPROM, Dualshock PS button, and LED's
11 SLAVES_RESET Texas Instruments SN84001 pin 2, and ALPS 413A pin 5 through resistor network in VX4 boards
12 GND To ground
13 POWER_CTRL ? Texas Instruments SN89062, pin 4 in VX4 boards
14 BT_UART_SELECT ? To BT module (ALPS 413A pin 8 in VX4 boards) through resistor
15 BT_UART_RX ? To BT module (ALPS 413A pin 6 in VX4 boards) through resistor network
16 BT_UART_TX ? To BT module (ALPS 413A pin 9 in VX4 boards) through resistor network
17 BT_UART_UNK ? To BT module (ALPS 413A pin 7 in VX4 boards)
18 To BT module (ALPS 413A pin 14 in VX4 boards)
19 To BT module (ALPS 413A pin 28 in VX4 boards)
20 GND To ground
21 V_STBY 2.8V Standby. Power for Toshiba T6UN6EFG, EEPROM, Dualshock PS button, and LED's
22 GND To ground
23 LED_1 To led 1 cathode through resistor network
24 LED_2 To led 2 cathode through resistor network
25 LED_3 To led 3 cathode through resistor network
26 LED_4 To led 4 cathode through resistor network
27 Not connected ? (for the PS button backlight led in prototypes ?)
28 SM Small Motor + (rumble)
29 BM Big Motor + (rumble)
30 EEPROM_CLOCK EEPROM, pin 6 in VX4 boards
31 EEPROM_SELECT EEPROM, pin 1 in VX4 boards
32 GND To ground
33 V_STBY 2.8V Standby. Power for Toshiba T6UN6EFG, EEPROM, Dualshock PS button, and LED's
34 EEPROM_DATA_IN EEPROM, pin 5 in VX4 boards
35 EEPROM_DATA_OUT EEPROM, pin 2 in VX4 boards
36 POWER_UNK_1 Texas Instruments SN89062, pin 17 in VX4 boards
37 LX_V ? Texas Instruments SN84001, pin 21 in VX4 boards
38 LY_V ? Texas Instruments SN84001, pin 20 in VX4 boards
39 RX_V ? Texas Instruments SN84001, pin 19 in VX4 boards
40 RY_V ? Texas Instruments SN84001, pin 18 in VX4 boards
41 POWER_UNK_2 Texas Instruments SN89062, pin 21 in VX4 boards
42 POWER_UNK_3 Texas Instruments SN89062, pin 5 in VX4 boards
43 POWER_UNK_4 Texas Instruments SN89062, pin 2 in VX4 boards
44 POWER_UNK_5 Texas Instruments SN89062, pin 10 in VX4 boards (and TP8 in VX4 boards)
45 POWER_UNK_6 Texas Instruments SN89062, pin 12 in VX4 boards (and TP9 in VX4 boards)
46 COM_3 COM 3 (Common Line for Digital Dualshock L3 button Dualshock select button Dualshock start button Dualshock R3 button))
47 DU D-Pad UP Button
48 DR D-Pad RIGHT Button
49 DD D-Pad DOWN Button
50 DL D-Pad LEFT Button
51 V_STBY 2.8V Standby. Power for Toshiba T6UN6EFG, EEPROM, Dualshock PS button, and LED's
52 GND To ground
53 L2 Dualshock L2 button
54 L1 Dualshock L1 button
55 Not connected ? (connected to something in PP1 prototype)
56 R2 Dualshock R2 button
57 R1 Dualshock R1 button
58 TRIANGLE Dualshock triangle button
59 CIRCLE Dualshock circle button
60 CROSS Dualshock cross button
61 SQUARE Dualshock square button
62 Not connected ? (connected to something in PP1 prototype)
63 Not connected ? (connected to something in PP1 prototype)
64 SELECT Dualshock select button
65 L3 Dualshock L3 button
66 R3 Dualshock R3 button
67 START Dualshock start button
68 PS Dualshock PS button
69 To a testpoint (TP23 in VX4 boards)... and maybe something more
70 GND To ground
71 GND
72 GND
73 V_STBY 2.8V Standby. Power for Toshiba T6UN6EFG, EEPROM, Dualshock PS button, and LED's
74 Not connected ?
75 COM_1 COM 1 (Common Line for Analog D-Pad LEFT Button D-Pad DOWN Button D-Pad RIGHT Button D-Pad UP Button Dualshock L1 button Dualshock L2 button)
76 COM_2 COM 2 (Common Line for Analog Dualshock square button Dualshock cross button Dualshock circle button Dualshock triangle button Dualshock R1 button Dualshock R2 button)
77 LX Left Stick, X axis Texas Instruments SN84001, pin 25 in VX4 boards
78 LY Left Stick, Y axis Texas Instruments SN84001, pin 24 in VX4 boards
79 RX Right Stick, X axis Texas Instruments SN84001, pin 23 in VX4 boards
80 RY Right Stick, Y axis Texas Instruments SN84001, pin 22 in VX4 boards

Memory (EEPROM)[edit]

The EEPROM is located the most closer posible to the toshiba controller, usually in the opposite side of the board where the toshiba controller is located, aligned to a border of it

Renesas HN58X2504TIE[edit]

https://www.renesas.com/en-eu/products/memory/eeprom/device/HN58X2504TI.html https://www.renesas.com/en-eu/doc/products/memory/rej03c0061_hn58x250204i.pdf

Seiko Instruments S-25C040A0I-T8T1G[edit]

http://www.sii-ic.com/en/semicon/datasheets/memory/general-serial-eeprom/s-25c010a-020a-040a/ http://datasheet.sii-ic.com/en/serial_eeprom/S25C010A_020A_040A_E.pdf

Seiko Instruments S-25C040A0I-T8T1G pinout

EEPROM - 4Kb, CMOS, SPI













Atmel AT24C08B-TH[edit]

EEPROM - 8kb, 2-Wire Serial /BT

STMicroelectronics 504RP[edit]

http://www.st.com/content/st_com/en/products/memories/serial-eeprom/standard-serial-eeprom/standard-spi-eeprom/m95040-r.html ?

8 pins

Pin Name Notes
1 EEPROM_SELECT To Toshiba T6UN6EFG, pin 31
2 EEPROM_DATA_OUT To Toshiba T6UN6EFG, pin 35
3 V_STBY 2.8V Standby. Power for Dualshock PS button, LED's, EEPROM, etc...
4 GND To ground
5 EEPROM_DATA_IN To Toshiba T6UN6EFG, pin 34
6 EEPROM_CLOCK To Toshiba T6UN6EFG, pin 30
7 V_STBY 2.8V Standby. Power for Dualshock PS button, LED's, EEPROM, etc...
8 V_STBY

Power[edit]

Texas Instruments TS3A5018PW[edit]

Texas Instruments BQ24027DRCR[edit]

Texas Instruments B029[edit]

20 pins

Pin 3 is connected to "reset switch" (SW1), when reset switch is pressed this pin is connected to ground

Texas Instruments SN89062[edit]

24 pins. Used in boards: VX3, VX4, VX6, VX7

Pin Name Notes
1 GND To ground
2 To Toshiba T6UN6EFG, pin 43
3 RESET_SWITCH To SW1, when reset switch is pressed this pin is grounded
4 To Toshiba T6UN6EFG, pin 13. And 47K resistor to pin 22
5 To Toshiba T6UN6EFG, pin 42
6 V_USB USB +5V. (and connected to TP1 in VX4 boards)
7 V_BT ? To BT module. (ALPS 413A pin 3, and TP10 in VX4 boards). This pin doesnt seems to have voltage either with the controller in standby or working though
8 V_MOTORS Connected to 2x "KEX" small components (voltage regulators ?, 5 pins), "BM+1" (Big Motor +) and "SM+1" (Small Motor +). (and TP42 in VX4 boards)
9 N/C ? Not connected ? (dissapears under the component and doesnt seems to continue)
10 To Toshiba T6UN6EFG, pin 44 (and TP8 in VX4 boards)
11 N/C ? Not connected ? (dissapears under the component and doesnt seems to continue)
12 To Toshiba T6UN6EFG, pin 45 (and TP9 in VX4 boards)
13 To BT module pin 37. And to 47K resistor to ground
14 To BT module pin 16. And to 47K resistor to pin 22
15 To BT module pin 38. And capacitor to ground
16 V_BATT 4.12V from Battery + pin. (and connected to TP14 in VX4 boards)
17 To Toshiba T6UN6EFG, pin 36
18 V_CAP_1 0.970uf Capacitor to ground (meassured onboard so maybe not accurate)
19 To BT module pin 15. And to 47K resistor to ground
20 V_CAP_2 1.950uf Capacitor to ground (meassured onboard so maybe not accurate)
21 To SMD blue 2.67K resistor (labeled R1), then to SMD 3 pin component (looks like a transistor with letters DP on top), then to Toshiba T6UN6EFG, pin 41
22 V_STBY 2.8V standby shared rail for Toshiba, BT, PS button, LED's, EEPROM, etc... (and connected to TP11 in VX4 boards)
23 V_SENSORS 2.8V for accelerometer and gyroscope (Switched, no voltage in standby). (and connected to TP12 in VX4 boards)
24 V_STICKS 2.8V for 4x stick pots (Switched, no voltage in standby). (and connected to TP13 in VX4 boards)
  • Notes
    • This component seems to provide with several voltages to the BT module that i could not identify... probably are for the different components inside the BT module
    • The connections with the toshiba controller probably are to provide voltages for the subcircuits inside it. There must be at least one exception because the toshiba is the "boss" of the board so it needs to be able to send some controll signal to this component to enable/disable power rails and things like that
    • The toshiba controller probably is connected to the battery + or/and the 5V USB (so it should work even if this component is disabled because this one is a slave), is just i have not tryed to find all the pins of the toshiba chip, wrong, the toshiba chip is not connected to battery/USB, it seems to be connected only to "low voltage" lines

Sticks[edit]

Texas Instruments SN84001[edit]

This component seems to be controll the sticks, some board models doesnt have it

28 pins. Used in VX3, and VX4 boards

Pin Name Notes
1 GND To ground
2 SLAVES_RESET To Toshiba T6UN6EFG, pin 11, and ALPS 413A pin 5 through resistor network in VX4 boards
3 V_STICKS 2.8V rail Switched. Power for Dualshock Left stick Dualshock Right stick 4x pots. (and TP13 in VX4 boards)
4 LY_2 Stick Left, Y-axis pot, pin 2
5 LX_1 Stick Left, X-axis pot, pin 1
6 RY_2 Stick Right, Y-axis pot, pin 2
7 RX_1 Stick Right, X-axis pot, pin 1
8 LY_1 Stick Left, Y-axis pot, pin 1
9 LX_2 Stick Left, X-axis pot, pin 2
10 RY_1 Stick Right, Y-axis pot, pin 1
11 RX_2 Stick Right, X-axis pot, pin 2
12 Pins 12, 13, 14 are connected with each others 15, 16, 17 using several resistors and a capacitor in a weird way
Doesnt seems to be connected with any other component (maybe there is some hidden via under the component though)
13
14
15 Pins 15, 16, 17 are connected with each others 12, 13, 14 using several resistors and a capacitor in a weird way
Doesnt seems to be connected with any other component (maybe there is some hidden via under the component though)
16
17
18 RY_V ? To capacitor network to ground, and to 46.6K resistor network then to Toshiba T6UN6EFG, pin 40
19 RX_V ? To capacitor network to ground, and to 46.6K resistor network then to Toshiba T6UN6EFG, pin 39
20 LY_V ? To capacitor network to ground, and to 46.6K resistor network then to Toshiba T6UN6EFG, pin 38
21 LX_V ? To capacitor network to ground, and to 46.6K resistor network then to Toshiba T6UN6EFG, pin 37
22 RY To Toshiba T6UN6EFG, pin 80. (and TP22 in VX4 boards)
23 RX To Toshiba T6UN6EFG, pin 79. (and TP21 in VX4 boards)
24 LY To Toshiba T6UN6EFG, pin 78. (and TP20 in VX4 boards)
25 LX To Toshiba T6UN6EFG, pin 77. (and TP19 in VX4 boards)
26 GND To ground
27 GND
28 GND

4 Pins[edit]

Two rotational potentiometers (variable resistors) are positioned below eack stick to meassure X and Y displacement. Current flows constantly through each one, and the amount of current is determined by the amount of resistance. Resistance is increased or decreased based on the position of the stick in a range from 0V up to 2.8V with center point at 1.4V

3 Pins[edit]

In newer models

Bluetooth[edit]

http://www.alps.com/products/e/category_tuner.html

ALPS unknown models[edit]

Used in PP4, and V2 boards... there seems to be 2 models... 103A ? and 203A ?

ALPS 303A[edit]

Used in VX boards

ALPS 413A[edit]

Used in V3.5X, VX3, VX4 boards, and "some" Move Navigation Controller boards

The pin numbers can be seen on V3.5X boards

ALPS 413A Pinout
Pin # Name Port Description
1 GND To ground
2 V_WEIRD ? Diode to ground, and 15K resistor to pin 3
3 V_BT ? To Texas Instruments SN89062 pin 7, and to TP10 in VX4 boards
4 GND To ground
5 SLAVES_RESET To resistor network, and then to Texas Instruments SN84001 pin 2 and to Toshiba T6UN6EFG pin 11 in VX4 boards
6 BT_UART_RX ? To Toshiba T6UN6EFG pin 15 through resistor network
7 BT_UART_UNK ? To Toshiba T6UN6EFG pin 17
8 BT_UART_SELECT ? To Toshiba T6UN6EFG pin 14 through resistor
9 BT_UART_TX ? To Toshiba T6UN6EFG pin 16 through resistor network
10 USB_DATA+ USB connector through resistor (and TP3 in VX4 boards)
11 USB_DATA- USB connector through resistor (and TP2 in VX4 boards)
12 GND To ground
13 GND To ground
14 To Toshiba T6UN6EFG pin 18
15 To Texas Instruments SN89062 pin 19
16 To Texas Instruments SN89062 pin 14
17 UNK_SERVICE_CONNECTOR_1 To missing connector in PP4 and V2 boards... or... TP49 in V3.5X boards... or... TP76 in VX3 boards... or unlabeled testpoint in VX4, VX5, VX6 boards
18 UNK_SERVICE_CONNECTOR_2 To missing connector in PP4 and V2 boards... or... TP48 in V3.5X boards... or... TP75 in VX3 boards... or unlabeled testpoint in VX4, VX5, VX6 boards
19 UNK_SERVICE_CONNECTOR_3 To missing connector in PP4 and V2 boards... or... TP50 in V3.5X boards... or... TP77 in VX3 boards... or unlabeled testpoint in VX4, VX5, VX6 boards
20 GND To ground
21 GND To ground
22 UNK_SERVICE_CONNECTOR_4 To missing connector in PP4 and V2 boards... or... TP47 in V3.5X boards... or... TP74 in VX3 boards... or unlabeled testpoint in VX4, VX5, VX6 boards
23 GND To ground
24
25 V_STBY To Texas Instruments SN89062 pin 22
26 GND To ground
27 V_STBY To Texas Instruments SN89062 pin 22
28 Toshiba T6UN6EFG pin 19
29
30 GND To ground
31
32 GND To ground
33 GND To ground
34 ANT Antenna
35 GND To ground
36
37 To Texas Instruments SN89062 pin 13
38 To Texas Instruments SN89062 pin 15
39
40 GND To ground

ALPS 503A[edit]

Used in "some" Move Motion Controller boards

ALPS 603A[edit]

Used in VX5, VX6, VX7 boards

Sensors[edit]

About sensors and testpoints... In a PS3 controller board (sisaxis or dualshock 3) there are 4 data lines that are the outputs of the sensors (accelerometer X, accelerometer Y, accelerometer Z, and gyroscope), that goes from the sensor itself to a resistor and then to the toshiba T6UN6EFG controller. Every one of that lines has 2 testpoint, one before and one after the resistor, the purpose of this testpoints is to meassure the raw data from the sensors and also to check the health of that resistor (seems to be critical, either because is degraded with the use, or because could be fryed suddenly), the schematic for every one of this lines is as simple as this:

sensor output -> testpoint -> resistor -> testpoint -> toshiba T6UN6EFG controller

The resistor seems to have a value of 33K (verifyed in VX4 board only) and works as a filter

When the controller is turned off is posible to meassure the value of the resistor by meassuring resistance in between the two testpoints. When the controller is working is posible to check the sensor "raw" signal by touching in the first testpoint, and the "filtered" signal by touching the second testpoint (this is what the toshiba T6UN6EFG really gets)

About sensors location in the board... The giroscope is always located at the center of the board in between the sticks and aligned with the USB connector, this is because it meassures rotations around an imaginary axis located in that position (vertically in your room from floor to roof and passing exactly in between your controller sticks). The accelerometer is always located in the left-top corner of the board, this seems to be because this area is more sensitive for right handed people (if you are right handed and shake it with only right hand... the left side of the board is going to suffer more g-force)

Accelerometers[edit]

Hokuriku HAAM 325B[edit]

https://www.hdk.co.jp/japanese/topics_j/tpc053_j.htm

Accelerometer - 3-Axis

Kionix KXPC4[edit]
Kionix KXSC4 (used in Move Motion Controller)
application squematic

DFN
Accelerometer - 3-Axis
The pinout is the same than the Kionix KXSC4 used in Move Motion Controller

The boards where is used this components has solder points ready to replace it by a 32S3 Accelerometer. Are different components (probably from different manufactures) but the copper traces in the dualshock boards are connected "pin by pin" in between them

Pin Name Notes
1 GND To ground
2 N/C Not connected
3 N/C
4 V_SENSORS 2.8V Switched. Power for accelerometer and gyroscope. and capacitor to ground. (and connected to TP12 in VX4 boards)
5 V_SENSORS
6 GND To ground. Self Test ("Pulled-down to GND" = normal operation. "Pulled-up to VDD" = self-test mode)
7 V_SENSORS 2.8V Switched. Power for accelerometer and gyroscope. and capacitor to ground. (and connected to TP12 in VX4 boards)
8 ACCL_X To a testpoint (TP33 in VX4 boards), then 33K resistor and capacitor to ground, then to another testpoint (TP36 in VX4 boards), then to Toshiba T6UN6EFG, pin 6
9 ACCL_Y To a testpoint (TP32 in VX4 boards), then 33K resistor and capacitor to ground, then to another testpoint (TP35 in VX4 boards), then to Toshiba T6UN6EFG, pin 7
10 ACCL_Z To a testpoint (TP34 in VX4 boards), then 33K resistor and capacitor to ground, then to another testpoint (TP37 in VX4 boards), then to Toshiba T6UN6EFG, pin 8
11 GND To ground
12 N/C Not connected
13 N/C
14 GND To ground
Kionix KXSC4[edit]

Used in Dualshock 3 MSU_V3.5X boards and Move Motion Controller. Same pinout than the kionix KXPC4. Accelerometer - 3-Axis

Unknown manufacturer 32S3[edit]

14 pins (pin numbers are painted in white in some boards). Accelerometer - 3-Axis

This component seems to be fully compatible with the KIONIX KXPC4 accelerometer, actually most boards models has solder points to mount both, the kionix and this one (the boards are "ready" for both, is at manufacturing time when they decides which component to use)

Most of the photos of the different board models here in wiki uses the kionix (and this is a coincidence)... but if you look at the photo of the other side of that same board you will see an "empty" placement for this chip instead, aligned with it, in a corner of the board. The few exceptions are the most older models

Pin Name Notes
1 V_SENSORS 2.8V Switched. Power for accelerometer and gyroscope. and capacitor to ground. (and connected to TP12 in VX4 boards)
2 V_SENSORS
3 V_SENSORS
4 V_SENSORS
5 GND To ground
6 GND
7 ACCL_Y To a testpoint (TP32 in VX4 boards), then 33K resistor and capacitor to ground, then to another testpoint (TP35 in VX4 boards), then to Toshiba T6UN6EFG, pin 7
8 ACCL_X To a testpoint (TP33 in VX4 boards), then 33K resistor and capacitor to ground, then to another testpoint (TP36 in VX4 boards), then to Toshiba T6UN6EFG, pin 6
9 ACCL_Z To a testpoint (TP34 in VX4 boards), then 33K resistor and capacitor to ground, then to another testpoint (TP37 in VX4 boards), then to Toshiba T6UN6EFG, pin 8
10 GND To ground
11 N/C Not connected
12 N/C
13 V_SENSORS 2.8V Switched. Power for accelerometer and gyroscope. and capacitor to ground. (and connected to TP12 in VX4 boards)
14 V_SENSORS

Gyroscopes[edit]

Murata ENC-03R[edit]
Epson-Toyocom XV3500CB[edit]

Epson-Toyocom XV3500CB

Unknown manufacturer Y35A[edit]

10 pins (pin numbers follows the same order than the accelerometers using the same package)

Pin Name Notes
1 V_SENSORS 2.8V Switched. Power for accelerometer and gyroscope. and capacitor to ground. (and connected to TP12 in VX4 boards)
2 GND To ground
3 To 3 small SMD components one of each color... to ground
4 GND To ground
5 Not connected ?
6 GYRO To a testpoint (TP41 in VX4 boards), then 33K resistor and capacitor to ground, then to another testpoint (TP40 in VX4 boards), then to Toshiba T6UN6EFG, pin 9
7 Not connected ?
8 GND To ground
9 V_SENSORS 2.8V Switched. Power for accelerometer and gyroscope. and capacitor to ground. (and connected to TP12 in VX4 boards)
10 Not connected ?

Ways to tell if the controller is not original[edit]

Dualshock 3 fake (leds light transpassing the plastic case)
  • The SONY logo on the top of a counterfeit controller will not be aligned correctly with a originall controller.
  • Different sticker label
    • Counterfeit controllers have an extra screw on the back, hidden beneath the sticker.
    • The label on the back of a counterfeit controller will be paper sticker.
    • The label on the back of an official controller will have a thin layer of plastic over the paper sticker, giving it a matte finish and a more protected feel.
    • The paper label on the back of a counterfeit controller will not be correctly aligned with the shape of the device on the back, as it was most likely put on by hand.
  • Buttons
    • The center Home button on a counterfeit controller will be marginally darker than the Home button on an official controller.
    • Square, Triangle, Circle, and Cross buttons will be raised higher on a counterfeit controller.
    • The colors of these face buttons will be dull, compared to the bright colors of an official DualShock 3.
  • Sticks
    • Compared to an official controller, the seams beneath the analog sticks where the bottom and top halves of the plastic meet will be sharp.
  • Leds
    • The LEDs lights on the controller that signify which Player it is controlling will not be flush with the outside shell. Official controllers are relatively level all the way across. Some controllers may have minor protrusion of the LEDs, though this should not be significant.
    • When you turn on a counterfeit the controller, the flashing red lights on the outside will actually shine THROUGH the casing of the device, something that would never happen on an official product.
  • Syncing
    • If you have consistent trouble wirelessly syncing your controller to your PS3, the device may be counterfeit.

From: http://www.ps3hax.net/showthread.php?p=574042#post574042

Homebrew[edit]

  • PS Seismograph 0.2.0 from Deroad:
I have updated my homebrew to 0.2.0. now it supports all tv resolution (old versions were only for 1080p/i tv)
This is a simple Seismograph for ps3. it uses all the axis of the first controller.

[Download]http://store.brewology.com/ahomebrew.php?brewid=177

[GIT] https://github.com/wargio/PS-Seismograph

[Forum] http://www.ps3hax.net/showthread.php?t=53698

[Forum] http://psx-scene.com/forums/content/ps-seismograph-0-2-0-deroad-3121/

[Blog] http://devram0.blogspot.it/

  • Others : Jjolano's PS Vibe (3.55+?), PS Vibe Move Edition Deroad( or only ps move+ps eye compatible?), MultiMan: rumble and gyroscope function?

PC Software[edit]

for use of controller on PC

Related Hardware[edit]

USB host adapter[edit]

Other[edit]