DualShock 3

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Overview[edit]

DualShock 3 X-rays photo
V3.5X board

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
CECH-ZC2J CM Urban Camouflage Urban Camouflage 2011, November 17 Japan
Metallic Gold Metallic Gold 2012, June Europe
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 Crystal Crystal 2013, December 19 Japan
Crimson Red Crimson Red
Slate Grey Slate Grey
  • 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) versions[edit]

PCB evolution[edit]

PlayStation 3 controller PCB evolution

MSU
Versions
Photos Main
Controller
EEPROM Power
Control
Sticks
Control
Motors
Control
Accelerometer Gyroscope BT
Module
Notes
PP1.2 Sixaxis-Dualshock 3 Engineering Sample - Front Board.jpg Sixaxis-Dualshock 3 Engineering Sample - Back Board Copy.jpg Toshiba
?
Renesas
504E
Texas Instruments
BKO
 ?
(3 pins pots)
2x Unknown
-KF (3 pins)
Hokuriku HDK
HAAM-325B
(offboard)
Murata
ENC-03R
(offboard)
 ? TYPE: Prototype
MCU: Sensors connected to pins 77, 78, 79, 80, this doesnt matches with other models
EEPROM: Renesas 504E, same one used in a lot of other next models
POWER: Texas Instruments BKO controlls battery/USB chargue
STICKS: ALPS with 3 pins pots
MOTORS: The -KF transistor is similar than the one used later in dualshock 3
ACCEL: HDK 325 (added manually)
GYRO: Murata ENC-03R (added manually)
BT: ?
PP4.0 5 MSU PP4.0 5 (Top).jpg MSU PP4.0 5 (Bottom).jpg Toshiba
T6UM2EFG
0103
Texas Instruments
BKO
...and...
2x Ricoh
P0NT
...and...
2x KEC
ALG31
Texas Instruments
YA018
(3 pins pots)
No Hokuriku HDK
HAAM-325BA
ALPS
103A
TYPE: First retail sixaxis
STICKS: Texas Instruments YA018 added to controll sticks
MOTORS: removed the -KF transistor and motors
PP4.0 9 MSU PP4.0 9 (Top).jpg MSU PP4.0 9 (Bottom).jpg Toshiba
T6UM3EFG
001
Hokuriku HDK
HAAM-325BA
...or...
Analog Devices
330K
Murata
ENC-03R ?
(offboard)
MCU: Toshiba controller was updated, maybe related with the new accelerometer
TESTPOINTS: same location than PP4.0 5, but some removed
PP4.0 11 MSU PP4.0 11 (Top).jpg MSU PP4.0 11 (Bottom).jpg Hokuriku HDK
HAAM-325BA
...or...
Kionix
KXPC4
TESTPOINTS: same location than PP4.0 9
V2 2.12 MSU V2 2.12 (Top).jpg MSU V2 2.12 (Bottom).jpg Toshiba
T6UN6EFG
001
Texas Instruments
BKO
...and...
NEC
871Y03
2x Toshiba
5W54
(4 pins pots)
Epson-Toyocom
X3500Z ?
(offboard)
ALPS
203A
MCU: Toshiba controller was updated, maybe related with updated power or sticks
POWER: NEC 871Y03 added
STICKS: since this point the ALPS pots has 4 pins
TESTPOINTS: new locations
V2 2.14 MSU V2 2.14 (Top).jpg MSU V2 2.14 (Bottom).jpg 2x Toshiba
763
(4 pins pots)
Epson-Toyocom
X3500Z ?
(onboard)
TESTPOINTS: same location than V2 2.12
V2.5 1.05 MSU V2.5 1.05 (Top).jpg MSU V2.5 1.05 (Bottom).jpg 2x Toshiba
5W54
(4 pins pots)
Kionix
KXPC4
Epson-Toyocom
X3500Z ?
(offboard)
ALPS
303A
TESTPOINTS: same location than V2 2.12, but some removed and some renamed
VX 1.03 MSU VX 1.03 (Top).jpg MSU VX 1.03 (Bottom).jpg Toshiba
T6UN6EFG
002
NEC
871Y03
2x Unknown
-KF ? (3 pins)
Kionix
KXSC4
Epson-Toyocom
X3500Z ?
(onboard)
TYPE: First retail dualshock 3
MCU: Toshiba controller was updated, maybe related with new motor controllers
TESTPOINTS: new locations
V3.5X 1.12 MSU V3.5X 1.12 (Top).jpg MSU V3.5X 1.12 (Bottom).jpg Texas Instruments
B029
2x Unknown
KEX (5 pins)
Kionix
KXSC4
...or...
STMicroelectronics
32S3 ?
ALPS
413A
TESTPOINTS: new locations
V3.5X 1.14 MSU V3.5X 1.14 (Top).jpg MSU V3.5X 1.14 (Bottom).jpg ALPS
113A
TESTPOINTS: same location than V3.5X 1.12
VX3 0.07 MSU VX3 0.07 (Top).jpg MSU VX3 0.07 (Bottom).jpg Toshiba
T6UN6EFG
003
Seiko Instruments
S25C
Texas Instruments
SN84001
(4 pins pots)
Kionix
KXSC4
...or...
STMicroelectronics
unknown
ALPS
413A
MCU: Since this point pins 37, 38, 39, 40 are connected to a resistors network and to the sticks controller
TESTPOINTS: new locations
VX3 0.08 MSU VX3 0.08 (Top).jpg MSU VX3 0.08 (Bottom).jpg Texas Instruments
B029A
Epson-Toyocom
X3500Z ?
(offboard)
TESTPOINTS: same location than VX3 0.07
VX3 0.11 MSU VX3 0.11 (Top).jpg MSU VX3 0.11 (Bottom).jpg Kionix
KXSC4
...or...
STMicroelectronics
32S3
Epson-Toyocom
X3500Z ?
(onboard)
TESTPOINTS: same location than VX3 0.07
VX4 0.09 MSU VX4 0.09 (Top).jpg MSU VX4 0.09 (Bottom).jpg Texas Instruments
R2A20060
STMicroelectronics
Y35A ?
(offboard)
TESTPOINTS: new locations
VX4 0.10 MSU VX4 0.10 (Top).jpg MSU VX4 0.10 (Bottom).jpg Seiko Instruments
S25C
...or...
STMicroelectronics
504RP
Texas Instruments
SN89062
STMicroelectronics
Y35A
(onboard)
TESTPOINTS: same location than VX4 0.09
VX5 0.05 MSU VX5 0.05 (Top).jpg MSU VX5 0.05 (Bottom).jpg Texas Instruments
A6044A0
(power and 4 pins pots)
ALPS
603A
TESTPOINTS: new locations
VX5 0.06 MSU VX5 0.06 (Top).jpg MSU VX5 0.06 (Bottom).jpg STMicroelectronics
Y35A ?
(offboard)
TESTPOINTS: same location than VX5 0.05
VX6 0.06 MSU VX6 0.06 (Top).jpg MSU VX6 0.06 (Bottom).jpg Texas Instruments
SN89062
 ?
(3 pins pots)
MCU: Since this point pins 37, 38, 39, 40 has been repurposed
TESTPOINTS: same location than VX5 0.05, but a lot of renamed
VX7 0.04 MSU VX7 0.04 (Top).jpg MSU VX7 0.04 (Bottom).jpg STMicroelectronics
504RP
2x Unknown
KE4 (5 pins)
STMicroelectronics
Y35A
(onboard)
TESTPOINTS: new locations
VX8 0.14 MSU VX8 0.14 (top).jpg MSU VX8 0.14 (bottom).jpg  ? STMicroelectronics
432RK
 ? CSR
BlueCore
Unknown
TESTPOINTS: new locations
MSU
Versions
Photos Main
Controller
EEPROM Power
Control
Sticks
Control
Motors
Control
Accelerometer Gyroscope BT
Module
Notes

Prototypes[edit]

PP1[edit]
  • Models
    • MSU PP1.2 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

Notable differences

  • Sticks potenciometers with 4 legs, previous versions had 3 legs
V2.5[edit]
  • Models
    • MSU_V2.5 1.05

DualShock 3[edit]

VX[edit]
  • Models
    • MSU_VX 1.03

Notable differences

  • Added vibration motors
  • Updated wireless module
V3.5X[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

PCB is multilayer

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 VX7The VX8 is official, the board traces, testpoint locations, and the sensor chips has a lot of coincidences with VX7... the weird thing that is shocking is the toshiba chip and the alps bluetooth module has been replaced. The PCB has more than 2 layers (previous versions up to VX6 had only 2 layers)

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

PCB TestPoints[edit]

PlayStation 3 controller PCB TestPoints

Controller Type Prototype Sixaxis DualShock 3 ASUKA
TestPoints Relocations 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 NO
Board Model PP1 PP4- PP4+ V2 V2.5 VX V3.5X VX3 VX4 VX5 VX6 VX7 VX8 1.06 1.07
Total amount of testpoints 26 26 26 4
USB +5V TP4 ? TP1 TP1 TP1 TP1 TP1 TP1 TP1 TP1 TP1 TP1 UNL T207
USB Data - TP2 TP2 TP2 TP2 TP2 TP2 TP2 TP2 TP2 TP2 TP2 UNL T206
USB Data + TP3 TP3 TP3 TP3 TP3 TP3 TP3 TP3 TP3 TP3 TP3 UNL T205
USB Ground (or Common Ground) 4x GND TP21, TP22, TP23, TP24 TP4, TP5, TP6, TP7 4x GND 4x UNL T509
Battery USB power good ? TP6 ? N/A
Battery charge start ? TP7 ? N/A
Battery charge setpoint pre ? TP9 N/A
Battery charge setpoint post ? TP64 ? N/A
Battery status 1 ? TP8 ? TP8 TP15 TP31 UNL
Battery status 2 ? TP10 ? TP9 TP9 TP32 UNL
2.8V Switched. Power for vibration motors 3.0V ? N/A TP42 TP8 TP25 UNL T501
Bluetooth Module, unknown TP10 TP11 TP26 T504 ?
2.8V Standby. Power for MCU, EEPROM, BT, Dualshock PS button, and 4x LED TP10 TP10 TP62 TP62 TP62 TP51 TP11 TP11 TP10 TP29 T507 T507
2.8V Switched. Power for Accelerometer and Gyroscope TP12 TP12 TP28 UNL T506 T506
2.8V Switched. Power for 4x Stick Left Stick, X axisLeft Stick, Y axis Right Stick, X axis Right Stick, Y axis pots TP13 TP13 TP13 TP27 UNL T505
3.7V Battery + TP5 ? TP14 TP14 TP14 TP30 UNL T508
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 TP21 ? TP17 TP17 TP25 TP25 TP25 TP17 TP17 TP17 TP17 TP14 UNL 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 TP22 ? TP18 TP18 TP26 TP26 TP26 TP18 TP18 TP18 TP18 TP15 UNL T102
COM 3. Common Line for Digital Dualshock L3 button Dualshock select button Dualshock start button Dualshock R3 button TP60 TP60 N/A
Left Stick, X axis LX (Stick Left X axis 0V~2.8V) TP19 ? TP27 ? TP19 ? TP19 ? TP19 ? TP19 ? TP16 ? UNL T103
Left Stick, Y axis LY (Stick Left Y axis 0V~2.8V) TP20 ? TP28 ? TP20 ? TP20 ? TP20 ? TP20 ? TP17 ? UNL T104
Right Stick, X axis RX (Stick Right X axis 0V~2.8V) TP21 ? TP29 ? TP21 ? TP21 ? TP21 ? TP21 ? TP18 ? UNL T105
Right Stick, Y axis RY (Stick Right Y axis 0V~2.8V) TP22 ? TP30 ? TP22 ? TP22 ? TP22 ? TP22 ? TP19 ? UNL T106
Toshiba T6UN6EFG pin 69, unknown TP23 N/A ? TP23 TP23 TP23 TP20
Toshiba T6UN2EFG pin 68 TP24 TP24 TP31 ? TP31 ? TP31 ? TP23 ? N/A
Unknown (Toshiba T6UN6EFG pin 67 ?) TP25 TP25 TP37 ? TP37 ? TP37 ? TP29 ? N/A
Unknown TP36 TP36 TP44 ? TP44 ? TP44 ? TP36 ? N/A
Dualshock PS button PlayStation (Home Button) TP26 TP26 TP32 TP32 TP32 TP24 N/A
Dualshock start button Start TP27 TP27 TP33 TP33 TP33 TP25 N/A
Dualshock R3 button R3 (Right Stick Press button) TP28 TP28 TP34 TP34 TP34 TP26 N/A
Dualshock L3 button L3 (Left Stick Press button) TP29 TP29 TP35 TP35 TP35 TP27 N/A
Dualshock select button Select TP30 TP30 TP36 TP36 TP36 TP28 N/A
Dualshock square button Square TP37 TP37 TP38 TP38 TP38 TP30 N/A
Dualshock cross button Cross TP31 TP31 TP39 TP39 TP39 TP31 N/A
Dualshock circle button Circle TP38 TP38 TP40 TP40 TP40 TP32 N/A
Dualshock triangle button Triangle TP39 TP39 TP41 TP41 TP41 TP33 N/A
Dualshock R1 button R1 TP32 TP32 TP42 TP42 TP42 TP34 N/A
Dualshock R2 button R2 TP33 TP33 TP43 TP43 TP43 TP35 N/A
Dualshock L1 button L1 TP34 TP34 TP45 TP45 TP45 TP37 N/A
Dualshock L2 button L2 TP41 TP41 TP46 TP46 TP46 TP38 N/A
D-Pad LEFT Button Left (D-pad Left) TP35 TP35 TP47 TP47 TP47 TP39 N/A
D-Pad DOWN Button Down (D-pad Down) TP42 TP42 TP48 TP48 TP48 TP40 N/A
D-Pad RIGHT Button Right (D-pad Right) TP43 TP43 TP49 TP49 TP49 TP41 N/A
D-Pad UP Button Up (D-pad Up) TP44 TP44 TP50 TP50 TP50 TP42 N/A
Bluetooth module (SPI unknown 1) S-CL ? CON TP74 TP47 UNL TP23 UNL ?
Bluetooth module (SPI unknown 2) S-CS ? CON TP75 TP48 UNL TP24 UNL ?
Bluetooth module (SPI unknown 3) S-MI ? CON TP76 TP49 UNL TP25 UNL ?
Bluetooth module (SPI unknown 4) S-MO ? CON TP77 TP50 UNL TP26 UNL ?
Accelerometer Y-Axis (raw signal) TP32 TP32 TP8 UNL T302
Accelerometer X-Axis (raw signal) TP33 TP33 TP9 UNL T303
Accelerometer Z-Axis (raw signal) TP34 TP34 TP10 UNL T301
Accelerometer Y-Axis (filtered signal) TP54 ? TP35 TP35 TP11 UNL T305
Accelerometer X-Axis (filtered signal) TP55 ? TP36 TP36 TP12 UNL T306
Accelerometer Z-Axis (filtered signal) TP56 ? TP37 TP37 TP13 UNL T304
Gyroscope (filtered signal) TP40 TP40 TP33
Gyroscope (raw signal) TP26 ? TP41 TP41 TP34
Enable Small motor TP54 N/A N/A
Enable Big motor TP15 N/A N/A


Ribbon Circuit Boards[edit]

For any arcade stick builders soldering to the vias on the PCB board (in the models where there are no testpoints availables) isn't exactly the easiest thing to do, using the copper contacts for the ribbon board is really the best option. In some board models (VX3, VX4, VX5, VX6, VX8) the copper contacts are covered by a black carbon material that needs to be removed if these spots are to be used to solder in them, this can be done with an X-acto knife or some fine sandpaper, just be careful and when you get to the shiny copper, STOP, you're done. Tin it up with some solder and there are your spots to use. Try and use a 30awg wire, or 28awg at the largest, and make sure to secure the wiring with some hot glue after you make the connection, but don't glue over the solder joint you just made, secure the wire to the board back from the solder joint, in case you ever have to get to it again for any reason.

The pull-up 7.5k Resistors ("printed" on the ribbon circuit boards) also need to be put back in the circuit as they're built into the ribbon board and when it's removed they're not, and the controller will act up on you if these are not in the circuit. There needs to be 2 of these pull-up resistors installed, one goes from V_STBY to COM1, the other goes from V_STBY to COM2. If you don't have any 7.5k resistors you can use anything from 6.8k to 10k really, but they do need to be installed since the ribbon board is removed when building an arcade stick, all of the PS3 controllers are setup this way and need those pull-up resistors if the ribbon board is removed

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
VX5 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]

Shipped with VX4 boards

MODEL LIP1359 Li-ion
BATTERY PACK 3.7V(3,7V)570mAh/2.1Wh
(typ. 610mAh)
Maximun Charge Current: 0.4 A
Maximun Charge Voltage: 4.2 V

LIP1472[edit]

Shipped with VX5 boards

MODEL LIP1472 Li-ion
BATTERY PACK 3.7V(3,7V)570mAh/2.1Wh
(typ. 610mAh)
Maximun Charge Current: 0.7 A
Maximun Charge Voltage: 4.25 V

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]

QFP package, 80pin

The pinout of the Toshiba T6UN6EFG-003 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 T6UM2EFG[edit]

Toshiba T6UN2EFG-0103

T6UM2EFG-0103

Toshiba T6UM3EFG[edit]

Toshiba T6UN3EFG-001

T6UM3EFG-001 Used in the sisaxis controllers shipped with the first european PS3 models

Toshiba T6UN6EFG[edit]

Toshiba T6UN6EFG-001

Toshiba T6UN6EFG-002

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

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 2x Capacitor network to ground, and resistor to battery and Texas Instruments SN89062 pin 16 in VX4 boards
5 V_STBY 2.8V Standby. Power for Toshiba T6UN6EFG, EEPROM, Dualshock PS button, and LED's
6 SENSOR_ACCL_X To acccelerometer X axis through resistor
7 SENSOR_ACCL_Y To acccelerometer Y axis through resistor
8 SENSOR_ACCL_Z To acccelerometer Z axis through resistor
9 SENSOR_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 BT_POWER_CTRL ? Texas Instruments SN89062, pin 4 in VX4 boards
14 BT_UART_1 ? To BT module (ALPS 413A pin 8 in VX4 boards) through resistor
15 BT_UART_2 ? To BT module (ALPS 413A pin 6 in VX4 boards) through 4x resistor network
16 BT_UART_3 ? To BT module (ALPS 413A pin 9 in VX4 boards) through 4x resistor network
17 BT_UART_4 ? To BT module (ALPS 413A pin 7 in VX4 boards)
18 BT_UNK_1 To BT module (ALPS 413A pin 14 in VX4 boards)
19 BT_UNK_2 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 4x resistor network (RN3 in VX4 boards)
24 LED_2 To led 2 cathode through 4x resistor network (RN3 in VX4 boards)
25 LED_3 To led 3 cathode through 4x resistor network (RN3 in VX4 boards)
26 LED_4 To led 4 cathode through 4x resistor network (RN3 in VX4 boards)
27 Not connected ? (for the PS button backlight led in prototypes ?)
28 MOTOR_SMALL Small Motor + (rumble)
29 MOTOR_BIG Big Motor + (rumble)
30 EEPROM_SPI_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_SPI_MOSI EEPROM, pin 5 in VX4 boards
35 EEPROM_SPI_MISO EEPROM, pin 2 in VX4 boards
36 STICKS_POWER_CTRL ? Texas Instruments SN89062, pin 17 in VX4 boards
37 LX_V ? 4x Resistor network (RN8 in VX4 boards), and then 2x Capacitor network to ground (CN9 in VX4 boards), and to Texas Instruments SN84001 pin 21 in VX4 boards
38 LY_V ? 4x Resistor network (RN8 in VX4 boards), and then 2x Capacitor network to ground (CN9 in VX4 boards), and to Texas Instruments SN84001 pin 20 in VX4 boards
39 RX_V ? 4x Resistor network (RN8 in VX4 boards), and then 2x Capacitor network to ground (CN10 in VX4 boards), and to Texas Instruments SN84001 pin 19 in VX4 boards
40 RY_V ? 4x Resistor network (RN8 in VX4 boards), and then 2x Capacitor network to ground (CN10 in VX4 boards), and to Texas Instruments SN84001 pin 18 in VX4 boards
41 BATT_CHARGE_SETPOINT Texas Instruments SN89062, pin 21 in VX4 boards
42 BATT_USB_POWER_GOOD ? Texas Instruments SN89062, pin 5 in VX4 boards
43 BATT_CHARGE_START ? Texas Instruments SN89062, pin 2 in VX4 boards
44 BATT_STATUS_1 ? Texas Instruments SN89062, pin 10 in VX4 boards (and TP8 in VX4 boards)
45 BATT_STATUS_2 ? 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 BUTTON_ANALOG_UP D-Pad UP Button
48 BUTTON_ANALOG_RIGHT D-Pad RIGHT Button
49 BUTTON_ANALOG_DOWN D-Pad DOWN Button
50 BUTTON_ANALOG_LEFT 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 BUTTON_ANALOG_L2 Dualshock L2 button
54 BUTTON_ANALOG_L1 Dualshock L1 button
55 Not connected ? (connected to something in PP1 and PP4 boards)
56 BUTTON_ANALOG_R2 Dualshock R2 button
57 BUTTON_ANALOG_R1 Dualshock R1 button
58 BUTTON_ANALOG_TRIANGLE Dualshock triangle button
59 BUTTON_ANALOG_CIRCLE Dualshock circle button
60 BUTTON_ANALOG_CROSS Dualshock cross button
61 BUTTON_ANALOG_SQUARE Dualshock square button
62 Not connected ? (connected to something in PP1 and PP4 boards)
63 Not connected ? (connected to something in PP1 and PP4 boards)
64 BUTTON_DIGITAL_SELECT Dualshock select button
65 BUTTON_DIGITAL_L3 Dualshock L3 button
66 BUTTON_DIGITAL_R3 Dualshock R3 button
67 BUTTON_DIGITAL_START Dualshock start button
68 BUTTON_DIGITAL_PLAYSTATION Dualshock PS button
69 To a testpoint (TP23 in VX4 boards), and 8.45K resistor to pin 74
70 GND To ground. It seems this pins was repurposed at some point
71 GND
72 GND
73 V_STBY 2.8V Standby. Power for Toshiba T6UN6EFG, EEPROM, Dualshock PS button, and LED's
74 2x Capacitor network to ground, and NTC thermistor to standby power rail, and 8.45K resistor to pin 69
75 COM_1 2x Capacitor network to ground, and to ribbon circuit board COM 1 pin (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 2x Capacitor network to ground, and to ribbon circuit board COM 2 pin (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 2x Capacitor network to ground, and to Texas Instruments SN84001 pin 25 in VX4 boards
78 LY Left Stick, Y axis 2x Capacitor network to ground, and to Texas Instruments SN84001 pin 24 in VX4 boards
79 RX Right Stick, X axis 2x Capacitor network to ground, and to Texas Instruments SN84001 pin 23 in VX4 boards
80 RY Right Stick, Y axis 2x Capacitor network to ground, and to Texas Instruments SN84001 pin 22 in VX4 boards

Memory (EEPROM)[edit]

All the EEPROMS uses the TSSOP 8-Pin package, the first ones uses SPI protocol and last one I2C protocol. Are located the most closer posible to the toshiba controller (the master of the SPI channel), in the opposite side of the board aligned to a border of it

If you scroll down this wiki page a bit you will notice the pinout of the first EEPROM is the same than the next ones, the pinout tables are repeated for convenience, in the case of the Renesas 504E it was used in boards PP1, PP4, V2, V2.5, VX, V3.5X but that boards had different versions of the toshiba MCU (T6UM2EFG-0103, T6UM3EFG-001, T6UN6EFG-001, T6UN6EFG-002), some pins of that component was remapped at some point, probably this changes never affected the EEPROM pins (so this info about the toshiba pinout could be removed from here because can be seen in the Template:Toshiba T6UN6EFG Pinout), but by now are kept here inside the EEPROM pinout tables just incase someone needs or wants to add accurate pin-to-pin details of an specific board model. If at some point it can be verifyed that all EEPROM pins are connected to the same toshiba MCU pins in all the board models then it will be better to replace all duplicated EEPROM pinout tables by a single one but until that happens is better this way. Also the tables can be used to add info about the board testpoints, new board models doesnt have testpoints for EEPROM lines but is posible some old models have them, in that case this tables can be used to add info about them (while rushing as i did) and later move that EEPROM testpoint info to Template:PlayStation 3 controller PCB TestPoints

Renesas 504E[edit]

Renesas 504E

Used in boards: PP1, PP4, V2, V2.5 (all prototypes and retail sixasix models), VX, V3.5X (the first dualshock 3 models)

4k EEPROM (512-word × 8-bit). It realizes high speed, low power consumption and a high level of reliability by employing advanced MONOS memory technology and CMOS process and low voltage circuitry technology. It also has a 16-byte page programming function to make it’s write operation faster

Pin Name Notes
1 EEPROM_SELECT To Toshiba T6UN*EFG pin ?
2 EEPROM_SPI_MISO To Toshiba T6UN*EFG pin ?
3 V_STBY To Standby power rail
4 GND To ground
5 EEPROM_SPI_MOSI To Toshiba T6UN*EFG pin ?
6 EEPROM_SPI_CLOCK To Toshiba T6UN*EFG pin ?
7 V_STBY To Standby power rail
8 V_STBY

Seiko Instruments S25C[edit]

Seiko Instruments S25C 040A

Used in boards: VX3, VX4, VX5, VX6

The S-25C040A is a SPI serial EEPROM which operate at high speed, with low current consumption and the wide range operation. Has 4 K-bit capacity and the organization of 512 words × 8-bit. Page write and sequential read are available

Pin Name Notes
1 EEPROM_SELECT To Toshiba T6UN6EFG (pin 31 in VX5)
2 EEPROM_SPI_MISO To Toshiba T6UN6EFG (pin 35 in VX5)
3 V_STBY To Standby power rail
4 GND To ground
5 EEPROM_SPI_MOSI To Toshiba T6UN6EFG (pin 34 in VX5)
6 EEPROM_SPI_CLOCK To Toshiba T6UN6EFG (pin 30 in VX5)
7 V_STBY To Standby power rail
8 V_STBY

STMicroelectronics 504RP[edit]

STMicroelectronics 504RP

Used in boards: VX4, VX5, VX6, VX7

4 Kbit (512x8 bits) serial SPI bus EEPROM with high-speed clock

Pin Name Notes
1 EEPROM_SELECT To Toshiba T6UN6EFG (pin 31 in VX4)
2 EEPROM_SPI_MISO To Toshiba T6UN6EFG (pin 35 in VX4)
3 V_STBY To Standby power rail
4 GND To ground
5 EEPROM_SPI_MOSI To Toshiba T6UN6EFG (pin 34 in VX4)
6 EEPROM_SPI_CLOCK To Toshiba T6UN6EFG (pin 30 in VX4)
7 V_STBY To Standby power rail
8 V_STBY

STMicroelectronics 432RK[edit]

STMicroelectronics 432RK

Used in board: VX8 only

The M24C32 is a 32-Kbit I2C-compatible EEPROM (Electrically Erasable PROgrammable Memory) organized as 4 K × 8 bits

Pin Name Notes
1 GND To ground
2 GND
3 GND
4 GND
5 EEPROM_I2C_SDA To Unknown MCU, pin ?
6 EEPROM_I2C_SCL To Unknown MCU, pin ?
7 EEPROM_I2C_WC To Unknown MCU, pin ?
8 V_STBY To Standby power rail ?

Power control[edit]

Texas Instruments BKO[edit]

Texas Instruments BKO

10 pins. Used in PP1, PP4, V2, V2.5 boards (all prototypes and retail sixasix models)

This component is designed to work as a battery charger able to select automatically the power source from 2 optional inputs (based in the presence of them), from either an external AC adapter or from a USB cable. In the datasheet this 2 power sources are connected to pin 1 (AC) and pin 2 (USB). But the playstation 3 controllers doesnt have a connector for an AC adapter aaauch... This is the reason why the V_USB rail of the circuit board is connected to pin 1, and pin 2 seems to be unconnected. In other words... the USB is connected to the pin where it was supposed to be connected an AC adapter (pin 1) and there is nothing in pin 2

There are three consequences of this "hack", every power input pin has specific features for it (internally the component has different subcircuits for each power input). Basically the most important ones are the charge current from pin 2 (intended for USB power input) can be controlled by pin 7, it has 3 charge modes for the battery (high=500 mA, low=100mA, hi-z=disable USB charge), but because there is nothing connected to pin 2 all this internal circuits are pointless... This is the reason why in the photos looks like pin 7 is connected to ground, by grounding it sets the charge mode in 100mA but the only purpose of grounding it is to set that pin in a stable state, so is grounded for safety

The second consequence of this hack is the power input connected to pin 1 allows for a much more better control of the charge voltages (it was intended for an AC adapter but here is used for USB), the datasheet tells this is made by using an external resistor connected to pin 6, the value of the resistor indicates the charge mode, intensity, and other settings for a special function able to "wake up" faulty batteries and for the "taper charge". Instead of a simple resistor to control all this, what the playstation controller has is several resistors connected in a very characteristic way to a transistor, and this transistor is driven by the main MCU

Another pin that changes his function is pin 8, is intended to indicate the presence of an AC adapter connected to pin1, but here we have USB connected to pin 1, so pin 8 indicates the presence of USB power

The reason why sony chose this component (even being over the requirements of the playtation 3 controller) is because seems to be very accurate in voltage regulations and it has some additional features to control and monitor the charging processes

  • Battery pre-conditioning
    • If the battery voltage falls below a threshold during a charge cycle, the bqTINY-II applies a precharge current to the battery. This feature revives deeply discharged cells. The resistor connected between the ISET1 and VSS determines the precharge rate. The bqTINY-II activates a safety timer during the conditioning phase. If threshold is not reached within the timer period, the bqTINY-II turns off the charger and asserts a FAULT code on the STATx pins
  • Battery charge current
    • The bqTINY-II offers on-chip current regulation with a programmable set point. The resistor connected between the ISET1 and VSS determines the AC charge rate
  • Battery voltage regulation
    • The voltage regulation feedback is through the OUT pin. This input is tied directly to the positive side of the battery pack. The bqTINY-II monitors the battery-pack voltage between the OUT and VSS pins. When the battery voltage rises to a threshold, the voltage-regulation phase begins and the charging current begins to taper down. As a safety backup, the bqTINY-II also monitors the charge time. If the charge is not terminated within a time period the bqTINY-II turns off the charger and asserts a FAULT code on the STATx pins
  • Charge taper detection, termination, and recharge
    • The bqTINY-II monitors the charging current during the voltage-regulation phase. Once the taper threshold is detected, the bq24027 terminates the charge. There is no taper timer for this version. The resistor connected between the ISET1 and VSS determines the taper-detect level for AC input. In addition to taper-current detection, the bqTINY-II terminates charge if the charge current falls below the a threshold. This feature allows quick recognition of a battery-removal condition, or insertion of a fully charged battery. Note that the charge timer is bypassed for this feature. The resistor connected between the ISET1 and VSS determines the taper detection level
  • Sleep mode
    • The bqTINY-II enters low-power sleep mode if both AC and USB are removed from the circuit. This feature prevents draining the battery in the absence of input supply
Pin Name Notes
1 V_USB ? Power source 1 (and TP4 in PP1 prototype)
2 N/C ? Power source 2
3 BATT_STATUS_1 Battery charge status output 1 (open-drain). To Toshiba main controller ? (and TP8 in PP1 prototype)
4 BATT_STATUS_2 Battery charge status output 2 (open-drain). To Toshiba main controller ? (and TP10 in PP1 prototype)
5 GND ? To ground
6 BATT_CHARGE_SETPOINT resistors and transistor to toshiba main controller ?. (and TP64 in PP1 prototype)
7 GND ? To ground
8 BATT_USB_POWER_GOOD USB power presence detector output (active low). To Toshiba main controller ? (and TP6 in PP1 prototype)
9 BATT_CHARGE_START Battery charge enable input (active low). To Toshiba main controller ? (and TP7 in PP1 prototype ?)
10 V_BATT ? Connected to battery + (and TP5 in PP1 prototype)
  • PG: The open-drain PG (Power Good, pin 8) indicates when the "power source 1" (pin 1) is present. The output turns ON when a valid voltage is detected. This output is turned off in the sleep mode. The PG pin can be used to drive a LED or to communicate to the host processor
  • CE: The CE digital input (Charge Enable, pin 9) is used to disable or enable the charge process. A low-level signal on this pin enables the charge. A high-level signal disables the charge, and places the device in a low-power mode. A high-to-low transition on this pin also resets all timers and timer fault conditions
  • ISET1: The bqTINY-II offers on-chip current regulation with a programmable set point. The resistor connected between the ISET1 and VSS, determines the "power source 1" charge rate
  • STAT1 and STAT2: The open-drain STAT1 and STAT2 outputs indicate various charger operations as shown in the following table. These status pins can be used to drive LEDs or communicate to the host processor. Note that OFF indicates the open-drain transistor is turned off
Status pins
Charge State STAT1 STAT2
Precharge in progress ON ON
Fast charge in progress ON OFF
Charge done OFF ON
Sleep mode OFF OFF

NEC 871Y03[edit]

NEC 871Y03

20 pins. Used in boards: V2, V2.5, (last sixaxis models) and VX (first dualshock 3 model)

Pin Name Notes
1
2
3 V_STBY (to ribbon circuit board pins 8 and 14)
4 V_SENSORS ? (TP12 in V2.5 board)
5
6
7 GND To ground
8 ...
9 capacitor network to ground (CN11 in V2.5 boards), and unknown...
10 capacitor network to ground (CN11 in V2.5 boards), and unknown...
11 ...
12
13
14
15
16
17
18 resistor (R3 in V2.5 boards), and unknown...
19 V_BATT ? Connected together to a power rail (TP5 in V2.5 board)
20 V_BATT ?

Texas Instruments B029 and B029A[edit]

Texas Instruments B029
Texas Instruments B029A

20 pins. Used in boards: V3.5X and VX3

This pinout belongs to B029A
Pin Name Notes
1
2
3 RESET_SWITCH To SW1, when reset switch is pressed this pin is grounded
4
5
6 V_USB (and TP1 in VX4 boards)
7 V_MOTORS ?
8 BATT_STATUS_1 ? To Toshiba T6UN6EFG pin ? (and TP8 in V2.5 board ?)
9 BATT_STATUS_2 ? To Toshiba T6UN6EFG pin ? (and TP9 in V2.5 board ?)
10 GND To ground
11 Same function as Texas Instruments SN89062 pin 13 ?
12 Same function as Texas Instruments SN89062 pin 14 ?
13 Same function as Texas Instruments SN89062 pin 15 ?
14 Same function as Texas Instruments SN89062 pin 16 ?
15
16 Same function as Texas Instruments SN89062 pin 20 ?
17 Same function as Texas Instruments SN89062 pin 21 ?
18 Same function as Texas Instruments SN89062 pin 22 ?
19 Same function as Texas Instruments SN89062 pin 23 ?
20 Same function as Texas Instruments SN89062 pin 24 ?

Texas Instruments R2A20060 and SN89062[edit]

Texas Instruments R2A20060
Texas Instruments SN89062

24 pins. Used in boards: VX4, VX6, VX7 (R2A20060 is used in VX4 0.09 boards only and seems to be an early version/prototype of SN89062, both has the same pinout)

Pin Name Notes
1 GND To ground
2 BATT_CHARGE_START ? To Toshiba T6UN6EFG pin 43
3 RESET_SWITCH To SW1
4 BT_POWER_ON ? To Toshiba T6UN6EFG pin 13 with a pull-up resistor
5 BATT_USB_POWER_GOOD ? To Toshiba T6UN6EFG pin 42
6 V_USB USB power rail input (TP1 in VX4 boards) with a capacitor to ground. To USB connector and to USB protection diode pin 4 (see notes below)
7 V_BT ? BT power rail output (TP10 in VX4 boards) with a capacitor to ground. To BT module (ALPS 413A pin 3 and pin 2 in VX4 boards)
8 V_MOTORS Motors power rail output (TP42 in VX4 boards). To 2x "KEX" (transistors ?, 5 pins), and BM+1 (Big Motor +), and SM+1 (Small Motor +)
9 N/C ? Not connected ?
10 BATT_STATUS_1 ? To Toshiba T6UN6EFG pin 44 (TP8 in VX4 boards)
11 N/C ? Not connected ?
12 BATT_STATUS_2 ? To Toshiba T6UN6EFG pin 45 (TP9 in VX4 boards)
13 POWER_BT_UNK ? To BT module (ALPS 413A pin 37 in VX4 boards) with a pull-down resistor
14 POWER_BT_UNK ? To BT module (ALPS 413A pin 16 in VX4 boards) with a pull-up resistor
15 POWER_BT_UNK ? To BT module (ALPS 413A pin 38 in VX4 boards) with a capacitor to ground
16 V_BATT Battery power rail input/output ! (TP14 in VX4 boards) with a capacitor to ground. To battery + and toshiba T6UN6EFG pin 4 (see notes below)
17 STICKS_POWER_ON ? To Toshiba T6UN6EFG pin 36
18 V_CAP_1 Capacitor to ground
19 POWER_BT_UNK ? To BT module (ALPS 413A pin 15 in VX4 boards) with a pull-down resistor
20 V_CAP_2 Capacitor to ground
21 BATT_CHARGE_SETPOINT Resistor (labeled R1) to pull-down resistor (labeled R2) and to DP transistor (labeled Q1). Controlled by Toshiba T6UN6EFG pin 41
22 V_STBY Standby power rail output. (TP11 in VX4 boards) with a capacitor to ground
23 V_SENSORS Sensors power rail output. (TP12 in VX4 boards) with a capacitor to ground
24 V_STICKS Sticks power rail output. (TP13 in VX4 boards) with a capacitor to ground
  • Notes
    • This component seems to provide several voltages for the BT module that i could not identify, probably are for the different components inside the BT module
    • The connections named in the table BT_POWER_ON and STICKS_POWER_ON with the toshiba T6UN6EFG could have two purposes, either to provide voltages for the subcircuits inside toshiba T6UN6EFG, or to allow the toshiba T6UN6EFG to send control signals to switch the low voltage power rails (marked in orange in te table). This is a big blind shoot though, based in how some groups of connections are grouped at the toshiba T6UN6EFG side (see the Template:Toshiba T6UN6EFG Pinout)
    • The toshiba T6UN6EFG (pin 4) is connected to the battery + pin so it should work even if the texas instruments SN89062 is disabled, is unknown how much of the internal circuits of the toshiba T6UN6EFG are enabled by pin 4, but there are some other subcircuits of the toshiba T6UN6EFG that are powered by the standby power rail generated by the instruments SN89062 (the V_STBY pin in the table). The importance of this details is at logic level in the way the circuit works and who is the "boss" of the board
    • The battery power rail has 3 connections, to the battery + pin connector, to the Texas Instruments SN89062 pin 16 (there is a direct connection in between this two), and also connected to the T6UN6EFG pin 4 by using an intermediate 147K/190K diode ?, and another diode of the same value to ground. The point of this diodes is to protect the toshiba chip because the other side of the battery power rail can work in two modes, when the controller is working and the only power source is the battery then the battery power rail provides power to the toshiba T6UN6EFG and Texas Instruments SN89062, and when the USB cable is connected then the Texas Instruments SN89062 checks the battery charge and starts the recharge, this recharge is made by using variable voltages (if the battery is very empty the voltage is higher and at the end of the chargue it starts reducing the intensity), the toshiba T6UN6EFG cant work with this variable voltages (other than using this voltage values as a check to know how the charge process is being made in a very accurate way), so the diodes seems to work as a barrier to stop that variable voltage to reach the toshiba T6UN6EFG
    • All the boards has a component (with 5 pins) that protects the USB lines from ESD EMI and other kind of dangerous voltage effects that could appear on the USB data lines, is connected to the USB power rail (pin 4), standby power rail (pin 3), USB data + (pin 1), USB data - (pin 5), and to ground (pin 2). In some of the board models (the ones that has that side of the board printed such V2.5) it can be seen is labeled D1 (diode 1, the first and most important diode of the board), the component is listed in this link as one of the parts of the PP4 boards and is marked 500 (when looking at a photo of a PP4 board search for the component labeled D1, and marked 500, next to the USB connector), sadly i could not find a accurate datasheet of it (if someone finds something please post it), but is something close to this (dual) or this (quad). The component is actually a diode array made either with standard or TVS diodes. It can be defined as something such... "multichannel ESD protection diode array" (the 2 channels are the USB data lines + and -, and the 2 voltages are the USB or battery power sources). In VX4 version of the board this diode is marked N13, in VX5 N1W, in PP1 prototype (and PP4) 500, in VX7 N1D ?

Sticks control[edit]

Texas Instruments YA018[edit]

Texas Instruments YA018

Texas Instruments YA018 pinout

3-pins pots interconnections

16 pins. Used in PP4 boards (the first retail sixaxis models)

The TS3A5018 is a quad single-pole-double-throw (SPDT) bidirectional solid-state analog switch

For this device, NC stands for normally closed and NO stands for normally open. When powered on, each COM pin is connected to its respective NC pin

The switch is enabled when EN is low. If IN is also low, COM is connected to NC. If IN is high, COM is connected to NO

The TS3A5018 is a break-before-make switch. This means that during switching, a connection is broken before a new connection is established. The NC and NO pins are never connected to each other

Pin Name Notes
1 IN To Toshiba T6UN*EFG pin 11 ?
2 NC1 LX pot pin 2 (and missing capacitor C40 to ground in MSU PP4.0 5 boards)
3 NO1
4 COM1 TP20 ?
5 NC2 LY pot pin 2 (and missing capacitor C39 to ground in MSU PP4.0 5 boards)
6 NO2
7 COM2 TP19 ?
8 GND To ground
9 COM3 (and TP22 in MSU PP4.0 11 boards)
10 NO3 somewhere... (and TP58 in PP4.0 5 boards ?)
11 NC3 RX pot pin 2 (and missing capacitor C41 to ground in MSU PP4.0 11 boards)
12 COM4 TP21 ?
13 NO4
14 NC4 RY pot pin 2 (and missing capacitor C42 to ground in MSU PP4.0 11 boards)
15 EN To ground
16 V_STICKS ? and C32 capacitor to ground in MSU PP4.0 11 boards

Toshiba 763 and 5W54[edit]

Toshiba 763 in a V2 2.14 board
next to the right stick Y axis pot
Toshiba 5W54 in a V3.5X board
next to the right stick Y axis pot

Toshiba 5W54 pinout

8 pins. Used in V2, V2.5, VX, and V3.5X boards (the toshiba 763 is a rare variant used in V2 2.14 boards only)

TC75W54 is a CMOS operational amplifier with low supply voltage and low supply current

Pin Name Notes
1 X_OUT To toshiba T6UN*EFG pin ? (and TP30 in V2, V2.5, VX boards. TP22 in V3.5X board)
2 POT_X_2 ? Precission resistors and thermistor (RT3 for left stick, RT4 for right stick) to stick X axis pot pin 2 ?, and something weird
3 POT_X_1 ? Precission resistor to stick X axis pot pin 1 ?
4 GND ?
5 POT_Y_1 ? Precission resistor to stick Y axis pot pin 1 ?
6 POT_Y_2 ? Precission resistors and thermistor (RT2 for left stick, RT5 for right stick) to stick Y axis pot pin 2 ?, and something weird
7 Y_OUT To toshiba T6UN6EFG pin ? (and TP29 in V2, V2.5, VX boards. TP21 in V3.5X board)
8 V_STICKS ? the pin seems connected with a wide trace that goes to the closest pot pin 3 (and TP13 in V3.5X board... probably the V_STICKS rail)

There are 2 components like this one in the boards where are used, every one of them is for an stick, is connected to that stick and the toshiba main controller to send the values of the X and Y axis of that stick, this two lines uses to have a testpoit

The 763 is a rare variant used only in MSU V2 2.14 boards, the only notable difference is the connections named something weird in the pinout table are located in pins 3 and 5 (instead of pins 2 and 6), other than that there are no differences, is exactly the same component

Since this revision of the board the stick pots has 4 pins each (pole_1, pole_2, v_sticks, gnd) in that order from left to right (previous models has sticks with 3 pins pots)

In ALPS webpage are only available sticks with 3 pins pots, there are two posible explains for this, maybe ALPS manufactured the sticks without pots and sony ordered this special version of the pots to other company then sony asembled the pots and sticks together.... or... ALPS made an special production of sticks with 4 pins pots. anyway, this pots with 4 pins are a bit special

In the boards where this component is present (or his replacement upgraded versions) every stick has two pots (to meassure rotations of X and Y axis of that stick), and every pot has 2 pins that are carrying the signals related with the rotation of the axis (pin 1 and 2 of the pot). This signals are voltages, but there is also another pin of the pot that has an additional voltage (pin 3). Inside the pot there are two separated voltages, this seems to create a magnetic field with the hall effect. Also this allowed them (in further versions of the pots) to separate the mobile parts inside the pot by an intermediary "seal" that prevents dust and degradation of the parts

So... this component is the initial version that gives support for this "special sticks with 4 pins pots"

Texas Instruments SN84001[edit]

Texas Instruments SN84001

Texas Instruments SN84001 subcircuits

28 pins. Used in VX3, and VX4 boards

This component is dedicated to controll the sticks, the internal circuits inside it has some kind of simmetry, the V_STICKS voltage is only used to enable it. VX3 and VX4 boards has 7 capacitor networks in total and this component uses 4 of them. The 3 resistors used in the subcircuits are colored in blue which seems to indicate that are high precision. There are no datasheets availables of this component in the manufacturer web

Pin Name Notes
1 GND To ground
2 SLAVES_RESET Connected to Toshiba T6UN6EFG pin 11, and resistor network to BT module (ALPS 413A pin 5 in VX3 and VX4 boards)
3 V_STICKS 2.8V Switched. Power for 4x Stick Left Stick, X axisLeft Stick, Y axis Right Stick, X axis Right Stick, Y axis pots pin 3. (and TP13 in VX3 and VX4 boards). This pin seems to be working simply as an ON/OFF signal
4 POT_LY_2 Stick Left Y axis pot pin 2
5 POT_LX_1 Stick Left X axis pot pin 1
6 POT_RY_2 Stick Right Y axis pot pin 2
7 POT_RX_1 Stick Right X axis pot pin 1
8 POT_LY_1 Stick Left Y axis pot pin 1
9 POT_LX_2 Stick Left X axis pot pin 2
10 POT_RY_1 Stick Right Y axis pot pin 1
11 POT_RX_2 Stick Right X axis pot pin 2
12 STICKS_LOOP_1_COMMON ? All this pins are connected with each others making two independant subcircuits
Pin 12 is connected with 15 and 16 by using several resistors and a NTC thermistor. This subcircuit seems to be an Inrush current limiter
Pin 13 is connected with 14 and 17 by using several resistors
13 STICKS_LOOP_2_COMMON ?
14 STICKS_LOOP_2_LOW_R ?
15 STICKS_LOOP_1_LOW_R ?
16 STICKS_LOOP_1_HIGH_R ?
17 STICKS_LOOP_2_HIGH_R ?
18 RY_V ? Capacitor network to ground, and resistor network to Toshiba T6UN6EFG pin 40
19 RX_V ? Capacitor network to ground, and resistor network to Toshiba T6UN6EFG pin 39
20 LY_V ? Capacitor network to ground, and resistor network to Toshiba T6UN6EFG pin 38
21 LX_V ? Capacitor network to ground, and resistor network to Toshiba T6UN6EFG pin 37
22 RY ? Capacitor network to ground, and to Toshiba T6UN6EFG pin 80. (and TP22 in VX3 and VX4 boards)
23 RX ? Capacitor network to ground, and to Toshiba T6UN6EFG pin 79. (and TP21 in VX3 and VX4 boards)
24 LY ? Capacitor network to ground, and to Toshiba T6UN6EFG pin 78. (and TP20 in VX3 and VX4 boards)
25 LX ? Capacitor network to ground, and to Toshiba T6UN6EFG pin 77. (and TP19 in VX3 and VX4 boards)
26 GND To ground
27 GND
28 GND
  • The subcircuit seems to work this way, im going to use rounded numbers for the math calculations because the values could vary at the time was meassured (in the schematic image at right)
    • The resistance between pins inmediatly (in the first few miliseconds) when is powered up is:
      • In between pin 12 and pin 15 = 35.8K + 6.70K = 42.7K
      • In between pin 12 and pin 16 = 35.8K + 6.70K + 1K = 43.7K
      • In between pin 13 and pin 14 = 42.7K
      • In between pin 13 and pin 17 = 42.7K + 1K = 43.7K
    • After some time has passed, the thermistor starts heating up, and its resistance decreases (not sure if down to zero), it works as a bypass for the 6.70K blue resistor
      • In between pin 12 and pin 15 = 35.8K + 0K = 35.8K
      • In between pin 12 and pin 16 = 35.8K + 0K + 1K = 36.8K
      • Only this two lines decreases his resitance along time. The other lines (connected to pin 13) doesnt changes because doesnt have a thermistor

So the NTC thermistor is working as a Inrush current limiter for pins 15 and 16. And this pins seems to be related with the negative pole of the potentiometers

By comparing this chip with the previous Toshiba TC75W54 there are two important differences, most notable is the Toshiba TC75W54 doesnt have the pins dedicated to the sticks subcircuits loops (where the thermistor/s is/are located) but it seems are around it, the Toshiba TC75W54 has 4 thermistors dedicated to this loops and Texas Instruments SN84001 has only one (this is an improvement to reduce costs and to make the circuit more simple and efficient). The point is that loops seems to be similar, maybe not exactly the same but something close to it. The other big difference is the Toshiba TC75W54 doesnt have connections with Toshiba T6UN6EFG pins 37, 38, 39, 40 (but are used connected somewhere else)... most probably is this pins are related with the stick subcircuits loops too

Texas Instruments A6044A0[edit]

Texas Instruments A6044A0

48 pins. Used in VX5 boards

This is an three-in-one component, integrates power/sticks control, and the functions of the battery setpoint transistor used in other boards. Is the result of placing together all the circuits of Texas Instruments SN89062, SN84001, and the DP transistor

Pin Name Notes
1 GND To ground
2 BATT_CHARGE_START ? To Toshiba T6UN6EFG pin 43
3 RESET_SWITCH To SW1
4 BT_POWER_CTRL ? To Toshiba T6UN6EFG pin 13 with a pull-up resistor and capacitor to ground
5 BATT_USB_POWER_GOOD ? To Toshiba T6UN6EFG pin 42
6 V_USB USB power rail input (TP1)...
7 V_BT ? BT power rail output (TP11) with a capacitor to ground. To BT module ALPS 603A pin ? and pin ?
8 V_MOTORS Motors power rail output (TP8). To 2x "KEX" (transistors ?, 5 pins) with capacitors to ground, and BM+1 (Big Motor +), and SM+1 (Small Motor +)
9 N/C ? Not connected ?
10 BATT_CHARGE_STATUS_1 ? To Toshiba T6UN6EFG, pin 44 (and TP15)
11 BATT_CHARGE_STATUS_2 ? To Toshiba T6UN6EFG, pin 45 (and TP9)
12 4x capacitor network to ground, and to Toshiba T6UN6EFG pin 77. (and TP19)
13 4x capacitor network to ground, and to Toshiba T6UN6EFG pin ?. (and TP?)
14 4x capacitor network to ground, and to Toshiba T6UN6EFG pin ?. (and TP?)
15 4x capacitor network to ground, and to Toshiba T6UN6EFG pin 80. (and TP22)
16 POT_LY_2 Stick Left Y axis pot pin 2
17 POT_LX_1 Stick Left X axis pot pin 1
18 POT_RY_2 Stick Right Y axis pot pin 2
19 POT_RX_1 Stick Right X axis pot pin 1
20 POT_LY_1 Stick Left Y axis pot pin 1
21 POT_LX_2 Stick Left X axis pot pin 2
22 POT_RY_1 Stick Right Y axis pot pin 1
23 POT_RX_2 Stick Right X axis pot pin 2
24 Sticks subcircuits loops 47K resistor to... ? (two different places)
25 Sticks subcircuits loops
26 Sticks subcircuits loops 35.7K resistor to... ?
27 Sticks subcircuits loops
28 Sticks subcircuits loops To 4x Resistor network, and... ?
29 Sticks subcircuits loops To 4x Resistor network, and... ?
30 4x capacitor network (CN4) to ground, and 4x resistor network (RN7) to Toshiba T6UN6EFG pin 40
31 4x capacitor network (CN4) to ground, and 4x resistor network (RN7) to Toshiba T6UN6EFG pin ?
32 4x capacitor network (CN4) to ground, and 4x resistor network (RN7) to Toshiba T6UN6EFG pin ?
33 4x capacitor network (CN4) to ground, and 4x resistor network (RN7) to Toshiba T6UN6EFG pin 37
34 GND To ground
35 SLAVES_RESET Connected to Toshiba T6UN6EFG pin 11, and... ?
36 POWER_BT_UNK ?
37 POWER_BT_UNK ?
38 POWER_BT_UNK ?
39 V_BATT
40 STICKS_POWER_ON ? To Toshiba T6UN6EFG pin 36
41 POWER_BT_UNK ? ALPS 603A pin 4, and 4x resistor network 47K to ground (next to the BT module SPI testpoints)
42 BATT_CHARGE_SETPOINT_DP_BASE To Toshiba T6UN6EFG pin 41
43 BATT_CHARGE_SETPOINT_DP_COLLECTOR 2.6K resistor to pin 45
44 V_CAP_2 (Big) Capacitor to ground (C4)
45 BATT_CHARGE_SETPOINT Reverse current protection diode, and 2.6K resistor to pin 43
46 V_STBY
47 V_SENSORS
48 V_STICKS

In VX5 board there are 2 capacitor networks composed by 4 capacitors packed together, all them are connected in between this component and the toshiba T6UN6EFG, a total of 8 lines related with the sticks

This is the only version of the boards where there is not a transistor (usually marked as DP) to set the resistance that controlls the battery charge speeds, taper, and other battery charge configurations, the reason why this component doesnt exists in VX5 is because is integrated inside Texas Instruments A6044A0. The way it works is 1) toshiba pin 41 sends the signal (that was connected to the base of a transistor in all the other board versions) to Texas Instruments A6044A0 pin 42. Then 2) the signal drives an internal transistor (or digital potentiometer ?) inside the Texas Instruments A6044A0 that has the emitter pin connected to ground, so pin 43 is totally (or partially with a variable resistance ?) connected to ground. Then 3) Texas Instruments A6044A0 pin 45 calculates the battery setpoint by meassuring the resistance in between pin 43 (ground) and 45. Pin 45 works exactly the same way than in other boards models, actually the values of the resistor and diode in between pin 43 and 45 are the same used in some other boards such VX4

Stick types[edit]

ALPS sticks with 3 Pins pots (rev 1)[edit]

Used in PP1 (prototype), and PP4 (first sixaxis retail) boards

ALPS sticks with 4 Pins pots (rev 2 and 3 ?)[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

ALPS sticks with 3 Pins pots (rev 4 ?)[edit]

Used in VX6, VX7, VX8 boards


Motors[edit]

In all the boards (except sixaxis models) there are 2 small components to controll the vibration motors (small and big motors, usually labeled as SM and BM). All them seems to be manufactured by http://www.keccorp.com/

  • 3 pins (transistors ?)
    • In PP1.2 prototype boards the components are marked as -KF (Q7 and Q8 in this photo, close to the pads where the motors wires are soldered). KEC BC84 based ?
    • In VX boards (first dualshock 3 model with motors) components are Q4 and Q5 in this photo... the marks are not readable
  • 5 pins (voltage regulators ?)
    • In V3.5X, VX3, VX4, VX5, VX6 ... first time the components are marked as KEX
    • In VX7 and VX8 are marked as KE4 (one is Q3... the other is not labeled)
Dualshock 3 motors controll schematic (5 pins version)

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 HDK 325A and 325B[edit]
Hokuriku HDK 325A
Hokuriku HDK 325B

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

Hokuriku HDK HAAM 325A and 325B

Accelerometer - 3-Axis

  • Note in the photo of 325A the pins numbers are marked, and are in clockwise direction (inversed), the table below follows this clockwise order
Pin Name Notes
1 GND ?
2 V_SENSORS ?
3 N/C ?
4 N/C ?
5 N/C ?
6
7
8 SENSOR_ACCL_ ? To Toshiba T6UN*EFG, pin ?
9 SENSOR_ACCL_ ? To Toshiba T6UN*EFG, pin ?
10 SENSOR_ACCL_ ? To Toshiba T6UN*EFG, pin ?
Analog Devices 330K[edit]
Analog Devices 330K

16 pins. Used in board MSU_PP4.0 9 only

Pin Name Notes
1 N/C Not connected
2 Self Test It cant be seen in the photos but most probably this function is disabled
3 GND To ground
4 N/C Not connected
5 GND To ground
6 GND
7 GND
8 SENSOR_ACCL_Z To a testpoint, then resistor and capacitor to ground, then to another testpoint, then to Toshiba T6UN6EFG, pin ?
9 N/C Not connected
10 SENSOR_ACCL_Y To a testpoint, then resistor and capacitor to ground, then to another testpoint, then to Toshiba T6UN6EFG, pin ?
11 N/C Not connected
12 SENSOR_ACCL_X To a testpoint, then resistor and capacitor to ground, then to another testpoint, then to Toshiba T6UN6EFG, pin ?
13 N/C Not connected
14 V_SENSORS To sensors power rail
15 V_SENSORS
16 N/C Not connected
Kionix KXPC4 and KXSC4[edit]
Kionix KXPC4
Kionix KXSC4

Kionix KXSC4 application schematic

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

Kionix KXSC4 is used in Dualshock 3 MSU_V3.5X boards and Move Motion Controller. Same pinout than the kionix KXPC4

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 SENSOR_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 SENSOR_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 SENSOR_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
Unknown 14 pins[edit]
Unknown accelerometer 14 pins, pads

Only used in VX3_0.07 and VX3_0.08 board models (not on VX3_0.11). There is no available photo of this component because is not present in the wiki photos of the board models where it was used (and it was not posible to find it searching in google photos). By looking at the solder pads it can be seen it has the same package than the STMicroelectronics 32S3 but a different pinout

Pin Name Notes
1 N/C ?
2 SENSOR_ACCL_ ? To Toshiba T6UN6EFG, pin ?
3 SENSOR_ACCL_ ? To Toshiba T6UN6EFG, pin ?
4 SENSOR_ACCL_ ? To Toshiba T6UN6EFG, pin ?
5 GND ?
6 V_SENSORS ?
7 V_SENSORS ?
8 N/C ?
9 N/C ?
10 GND ?
11 N/C ?
12 N/C ?
13 GND ?
14 N/C ?
STMicroelectronics 32S3[edit]
STMicroelectronics 32S3

http://www.st.com/en/mems-and-sensors/accelerometers.html

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 SENSOR_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 SENSOR_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 SENSOR_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]
Murata ENC-03R
Pin Name Notes
1 V_SENSORS
2  ?
3 SENSOR_GYRO ?
4 GND
Epson-Toyocom X3500Z[edit]
Epson Toyocom X3500Z

Epson-Toyocom XV3500CB

Pin Name Notes
1
2
3
4 GND ?
5
6
7
8 V_SENSORS ?
STMicroelectronics Y35A[edit]
STMicroelectronics Y35A

http://www.st.com/en/mems-and-sensors/gyroscopes.html

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 N/C ? Not connected ?
6 SENSOR_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 N/C ? 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 N/C ? Not connected ?

Bluetooth[edit]

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

48 pins (13x19mm)[edit]

ALPS 103A[edit]
ALPS 103A

Used in boards: PP4

  • SPI
    • The SPI port can be used for system debugging. It can also be used for programming the Flash memory
    • The DFU boot loader must be loaded into the Flash device before the UART or USB interfaces can be used. This initial flash programming can be done via the SPI
ALPS 203A[edit]
ALPS 203A

Used in boards: V2

ALPS 502A[edit]

Used in "some" Wireless Keypad boards

40 pins (12x15mm)[edit]

ALPS 303A[edit]
ALPS 303A

Used in boards: V2.5, VX

ALPS 113A[edit]

Used in boards: V3.5X 1.14 only, seems to be a variant of the ALPS 413A below

ALPS 413A[edit]
ALPS 413A

Used in boards: V3.5X, VX3, VX4, 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_SHIELD To ground (corner solder point for the interferences metal shield)
2 V_BT_DETECT ? 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_2 ? To Toshiba T6UN6EFG pin 15 through resistor network
7 BT_UART_4 ? To Toshiba T6UN6EFG pin 17
8 BT_UART_1 ? To Toshiba T6UN6EFG pin 14 through resistor
9 BT_UART_3 ? 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_SHIELD To ground (corner solder point for the interferences metal shield)
13 GND_SHIELD To ground (corner solder point for the interferences metal shield)
14 BT_UNK_1 To Toshiba T6UN6EFG pin 18
15 POWER_BT_UNK ? To Texas Instruments SN89062 pin 19
16 POWER_BT_UNK ? To Texas Instruments SN89062 pin 14
17 BT_SPI_3 ? To debug 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 BT_SPI_2 ? To debug 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 BT_SPI_4 ? To debug 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_SHIELD To ground (corner solder point for the interferences metal shield)
21 GND_SHIELD To ground (corner solder point for the interferences metal shield)
22 BT_SPI_1 ? To debug 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 N/C ? Not connected ?
25 V_STBY To Texas Instruments SN89062 pin 22
26 GND To ground
27 V_STBY To Texas Instruments SN89062 pin 22
28 BT_UNK_2 Toshiba T6UN6EFG pin 19
29 N/C ? Not connected ?
30 GND To ground
31 N/C ? Not connected ?
32 GND_SHIELD To ground (corner solder point for the interferences metal shield)
33 GND_SHIELD To ground (corner solder point for the interferences metal shield)
34 ANTENNA Antenna
35 GND To ground
36 N/C ? Not connected ?
37 POWER_BT_UNK ? To Texas Instruments SN89062 pin 13
38 POWER_BT_UNK ? To Texas Instruments SN89062 pin 15
39 N/C ? Not connected ?
40 GND_SHIELD To ground (corner solder point for the interferences metal shield)
ALPS 503A[edit]

Used in "some" Move Motion Controller boards

48 pins (11x11mm)[edit]

ALPS 603A[edit]
ALPS 603A
ALPS 603A VX7

Used in boards: VX5, VX6, VX7

Without knowing what is inside, just based on the size of this BT module... the logic "chip" inside probably is a bluecore4-ROM based model (or 5-ROM series), this means the flash memory is integrated inside the "chip"

The pin numbers can be seen on VX7 boards

ALPS 603A Pinout
Pin # Name Description
1
2 GND To ground
3
4 POWER_BT_UNK ? To Texas Instruments A6044A0 pin 41 with a pull-down resistor
5
6 V_STBY To Texas Instruments A6044A0 pin 46 (TP10 in VX5)
7 V_STBY To Texas Instruments A6044A0 pin 46 (TP10 in VX5)
8 GND To ground
9
10 POWER_BT_UNK ? To Texas Instruments A6044A0 pin 38 and capacitor to ground (C19 in VX5)
11 POWER_BT_UNK ? To Texas Instruments A6044A0 pin 37 with a pull-up resistor and capacitor to ground (C15 in VX5)
12 GND_SHIELD To ground
13 GND_SHIELD To ground
14 BT_UNK_2 To Toshiba T6UN6EFG pin 19
15
16
17 ANTENNA Antenna
18
19
20 POWER_BT_UNK ? To Texas Instruments A6044A0 pin 36 with a pull-down resistor and capacitor to ground (C18 in VX5)
21
22
23 V_STBY To Texas Instruments A6044A0 pin 46 (TP10 in VX5)
24 GND_SHIELD To ground
25 GND_SHIELD To ground
26 SLAVES_RESET Resistor network (RN4 in VX5 and VX7) to Toshiba T6UN6EFG pin 11... and... ?
27 GND To ground (in VX5). Or to 4x resistor network (RN4 in VX7)
28 To 4x resistor network 47ohm (RN4 in VX7)
29 BT_UNK_1 To Toshiba T6UN6EFG pin 18
30 BT_UART_2 ? Resistor network (RN4 in VX5 and VX7) to Toshiba T6UN6EFG pin 15
31 BT_UART_4 ? To Toshiba T6UN6EFG pin 17
32 BT_UART_1 ? Resistor (R11 in VX5, R10 in VX7) to Toshiba T6UN6EFG pin 14
33 uart_3 ? ...?
34 USB_DATA+ To USB connector through 22ohm termination/EMI resistor (R7 in VX7), and to ESD filter pin 1. (and TP3 in VX5, unlabeled testpoint in VX7)
35 USB_DATA- To USB connector through 22ohm termination/EMI resistor (R9 in VX7), and to ESD filter pin 5. (and TP2 in VX5, unlabeled testpoint in VX7)
36 GND_SHIELD To ground
37
38 V_BT ? To Texas Instruments A6044A0 pin 7 (TP11 in VX5) and resistor (R8 in VX5) to two places... (to other BT pin ?... and to 13K resistor network RN5 to ground)
39 GND To ground
40 BT_SPI_3 ? (TP25 in VX7)
41 BT_SPI_2 ? (TP24 in VX7)
42 BT_SPI_4 ? (TP26 in VX7)
43 BT_SPI_1 ? (TP23 in VX7)
44 GND To ground
45
46
47 GND To ground
48

Onboard (not a module)[edit]

Cambridge Silicon Radio unknown[edit]
Cambridge Silicon Radio BT bluecore unknown

Used in boards: VX8 only

This version of the logic "chip" probably is pretty similar (or exactly the same) than the one used inside the previous ALPS 603A BT module, the difference is the crystal and the "chip" itself has been moved out of the "old" BT modules PCB, that BT module PCB had 6 layers in previous versions and the dualshock 3 PCB had 2 layers. To make this change posible the PCB of VX8 boards is multilayer (there are a lot of traces "hidden" connected to the BT "chip")

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

Nefarius tools for use of controller on PC[edit]

ScpToolkit

FireShock

Related Hardware[edit]

USB host adapter[edit]

Other[edit]