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Personal Computer (PC) Connectors

Pin Outs and Pin Diagrams


PRAVARDHAN
Bangalore
Karnataka
India
October 10, 2009

ATX, Sata, IDE, PS/2, Parallel, Serial, VGA, DVI, HDMI, S-Video, USB
2.0, USB 3.0, Lan, Ethernet, Game/Joystick/MIDI, Microphone Jack,
FireWire, IEEE 1394 Connectors Pin Outs and Pin Diagrams

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Contents
1 Introduction 1
1.1 Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

2 Power Supply Connectors 2


2.1 ATX 20/24-pin Power Supply Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
2.2 IDE/PATA Power Supply Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
2.3 SATA Power Supply Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

3 PC Internal Connectors 5
3.1 IDE/PATA Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
3.2 SATA Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
3.3 Floppy Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
3.4 CPU and System FAN Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

4 PC External Connectors 10
4.1 PS/2 - Mouse Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
4.2 PS/2 - Keyboard Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
4.3 Parallel or LPT Port Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
4.4 Serial or COM Port Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
4.5 VGA Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
4.6 DVI (Video) Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
4.7 S-Video Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
4.8 HDMI Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
4.9 USB 2.0 Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
4.10 USB 3.0 Connector (Proposed) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
4.11 Ethernet/LAN: RJ-45 Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
4.12 eSATA Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
4.13 Game/Joystick/MIDI Port Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
4.14 Firewire or IEEE-1394 Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
4.15 Microphone Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

5 References 32

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List of Figures
1 24-pin ATX 2.x power supply connector . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
2 IDE/PATA power supply connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
3 SATA power supply connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
4 IDE connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
5 IDE Connector (Blue) next to ATX 20-pin Connector (White) 5
6 SATA connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
7 Floppy connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
8 CPU or System FAN Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
9 CPU FAN Connector 3 to 4 Pin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
10 CPU FAN Connector 4 to 3 Pin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
11 PS/2 Mouse Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
12 PS/2 Keyboard Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
13 Parallel Port Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
14 Parallel Port Connector Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
15 Serial or COM Port Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
16 VGA Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
17 DVI Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
18 DVI Connector - Full Pin-Out (Zoom-IN for more clarity!) . . 18
19 DVI Connector - Different Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
20 DVI to VGA Converter Schematic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
21 S-Video Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
22 S-Video to RCA-Composite Converter Schematic . . . . . . . 21
23 HDMI Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
24 USB 2.0 Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
25 USB 2.0 Connectors with details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
26 USB 2.0 - Mini and Micro Cable Plugs with details . . . . . . 24
27 USB 3.0 - SuperSpeed Type A & B Connectors . . . . . . . . 25
28 USB 3.0 - Micro Type B & AB Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . 26
29 Ethernet/LAN Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
30 Game/Joystick/MIDI Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
31 FireWire/IEEE1394 Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
32 Microphone Jack Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
33 Microphone Pre-Amplifier Circuit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

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Abbreviations
• ATA: Advanced Technology Attachment

• ATX: Advanced Technology Extended

• DVI: Digital Visual Interface

• eSATA: External Serial Advanced Technology Attachment

• HDMI: High Definition Multimedia Interface

• IEEE: Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers

• IDE: Integrated Drive Electronics

• PCI: Peripheral Component Interface

• SATA: Serial Advanced Technology Attachment

• USB: Universal Serial Bus

• VGA: Video Graphics Adapter

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Personal Computer (PC) Conectors Pin Outs and Pin Diagrams
1 INTRODUCTION

1 Introduction
Hi and welcome to the PC Connectors Pin-Outs ebook. I hope you are
reading this book because you are searching for any one of the connector’s
Pin Diagram or Pin Out of your PC. If yes, this is the book where you will
get all the Pin-Outs of all the connectors in one neat book. So, you don’t
have to search for each and every connector in the internet and waste your
time.
I will try to update this ebook whenever new connectors comes into the
market, such as the USB 3.0 - SuperSpeed, which has been given in this
ebook.
I have not given the PCI, PCI-E and AGP Slots, because it has many
pins and has a large description. So, please search for these slots yourself in
the internet.
This ebook has been created using MiKTeX - LATEX, for Microsoftr Win-
dows, WinShell, LaTeX Editor and InkScape, Vector Graphics Editor.
I have made all efforts to use Vector Graphics for very good clarity for
printing.

1.1 Changes
• 30-08-2009: Pin-Outs eBook was released.

• 04-10-2009: CPU Fan Connector: 3-Pin Colour Code added.

• 10-10-2009: USB 2.0 Connector: Mini and Micro Cable Plugs added.


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2 POWER SUPPLY CONNECTORS

2 Power Supply Connectors


2.1 ATX 20/24-pin Power Supply Connector
The ATX specification requires the power supply to produce three main
outputs, +3.3 V, +5 V and +12 V. Low-power -12 V and 5 VSB (standby)
supplies are also required. A -5 V output was originally required, but it is
now completely obsolete.
Originally the motherboard was powered by one 20-pin connector. An
ATX power supply provides a number of peripheral power connectors, and
(in modern systems) two connectors for the motherboard: a 4-pin auxiliary
connector providing additional power to the CPU, and a main 24-pin power
supply connector, an extension of the original 20-pin version.
See figure 1 for 24-pin ATX power connector.

20-Pin Connector 24-Pin Connector

Colour Signal Pin Pin Signal Colour


+3.3V Orange
Orange +3.3V 1 13
+3.3V Sense Brown
Orange +3.3V 2 14 -12V Blue
Black Ground 3 15 Ground Black
Red +5V 4 16 /Power ON Green
Black Ground 5 17 Ground Black
Red +5V 6 18 Ground Black
Black Ground 7 19 Ground Black
Grey Power Good 8 20 -5V (obsolete) White
Purple +5V Standby 9 21 +5V Red
Yellow +12V 10 22 +5V Red
Yellow +12V 11 23 +5V Red
Orange +3.3v 12 24 Ground Black
24-pin ATX12V 2.x Power Supply Connector
(20-pins omits the last 4: 11, 12, 23 and 24)

Figure 1: 24-pin ATX 2.x power supply connector

Four wires have special functions:


1. PS ON# or ”Power On” is a signal from the motherboard to the power
supply. When the line is connected to GND (by the motherboard), the


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power supply turns on. It is internally pulled up to +5 V inside the


power supply.
2. PWR OK or ”Power Good” is an output from the power supply that
indicates that its output has stabilized and is ready for use. It remains
low for a brief time (100–500 ms) after the PS ON# signal is pulled
low.
3. +5 VSB or ”+5 V standby” supplies power even when the rest of
the supply lines are off. This can be used to power the circuitry that
controls the Power On signal.
4. +3.3 V sense should be connected to the +3.3 V on the motherboard
or its power connector. This connection allows for remote sensing of
the voltage drop in the power supply wiring.

2.2 IDE/PATA Power Supply Connector


Figure 2 shows the 4-pin IDE Power Connector at the Cable

Pin Colour Signal


1 2 3 4 1 Yellow +12V DC
2 Black Ground
3 Black Ground
4 Red +5V DC

Figure 2: IDE/PATA power supply connector


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2.3 SATA Power Supply Connector


Figure 3 shows the SATA Power Connector at the Cable.

Pin Signal PSU Colour Wire


1 +3.3V DC Orange
2 +3.3V DC Orange
3 +3.3V DC Orange
4 GND Black
5 GND Black
6 GND Black
7 +5V DC Red
8 +5V DC Red
9 +5V DC Red
10 GND Black
11 GND Black
12 GND Black
13 +12V DC Yellow
14 +12V DC Yellow
15 +12V DC Yellow

Figure 3: SATA power supply connector

Notes:
1. Pins 3,7,13 are pre-charge. Pin 11 may be used for other purposes than
GND.
2. Pins 1, 2, and 3 are optional as well, as evidenced by some adapter
cables that connect the drives to older PSUs. These are usually Y-
adapters that have the four-pin drive connector on the other end.


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3 PC Internal Connectors
3.1 IDE/PATA Connector
Figure 4 shows the IDE Connector at the motherboard.

Figure 4: IDE connector

Figure 5: IDE Connector (Blue) next to ATX 20-pin Connector (White)


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Pin Name Direction (MoBo to Device) Description


1 /RESET =⇒ Reset
2 GND - Ground
3 DD7 ⇐⇒ Data 7
4 DD8 ⇐⇒ Data 8
5 DD6 ⇐⇒ Data 6
6 DD9 ⇐⇒ Data 9
7 DD5 ⇐⇒ Data 5
8 DD10 ⇐⇒ Data 10
9 DD4 ⇐⇒ Data 4
10 DD11 ⇐⇒ Data 11
11 DD3 ⇐⇒ Data 3
12 DD12 ⇐⇒ Data 12
13 DD2 ⇐⇒ Data 2
14 DD13 ⇐⇒ Data 13
15 DD1 ⇐⇒ Data 1
16 DD14 ⇐⇒ Data 14
17 DD0 ⇐⇒ Data 0
18 DD15 ⇐⇒ Data 15
19 GND - Ground
20 KEY - Key
21 n/c - Not connected
22 GND - Ground
23 /IOW =⇒ Write Strobe
24 GND - Ground
25 /IOR =⇒ Read Strobe
26 GND Ground
27 IO CH RDY ⇐=
28 ALE =⇒ Address Latch Enable
29 n/c - Not connected
30 GND - Ground
31 IRQR ⇐= Interrupt Request
32 /IOCS16 ? IO ChipSelect 16
33 DA1 =⇒ Address 1
34 n/c - Not connected
35 DA0 =⇒ Address 0
36 DA2 =⇒ Address 2
37 /IDE CS0 =⇒ 1F0-1F7)
38 /IDE CS1 =⇒ (3F6-3F7)
39 /ACTIVE =⇒ Led driver
40 GND - Ground


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3.2 SATA Connector


Figure 6 shows the SATA Connector at the motherboard.

Pin Function
1 GND
2 A + (Transmit)
3 A - (Transmit)
4 GND
5 B - (Receive)
6 B + (Receive)
7 GND

Figure 6: SATA connector


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3.3 Floppy Connector


Figure 7 shows the 3.5 inch Floppy Connector at the motherboard.

Figure 7: Floppy connector

Notes:
1. The original floppy cable required that each drive was jumpered to
the right ID. But IBM come up with an idea to avoid jumpering the
floppies.
2. If wire 10-16 are twisted before the last connector the jumpering is
avoided. Each drive should be jumpered to act as Drive 2. If only one
drive is used then leave the middle connector free.
Floppy Drives Cable Connector:
Controller Drive 1 Drive 2
Wire 1-9 1-9 1-9 1-9
Wire 10 10 16 10
Wire 11 11 15 11
Wire 12 12 14 12
Wire 13 13 13 13
Wire 14 14 12 14
Wire 15 15 11 15
Wire 16 16 10 16
Wire 17- 34 17-34 17-34 17-34

3.4 CPU and System FAN Connector


Figure 8 shows the new 4-pin CPU Fan connector at the Motherboard.
Notes:
1. Colors may change.
2. Chassis and CPU fans may use either 3-pin or 4-pin power connectors.
3-pin connectors are usually used for the smaller chassis fans with lower
power consumption. 4-pin connectors are usually used by CPU fans
with higher power consumption. Fans and on-board fan headers are
backwards compatible.


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3. When using a 3-pin power connector with a 4-pin fan header, the fan
will always be on; there is no fan control.

Proper fan connector placement is shown in the figures below:


 Fan has a 3-pin power connector; desktop board has a 4-pin fan header:
 Fan has a 4-pin power connector; desktop board has a 3-pin fan header:

Wire Colour Wire Colour


Pin Function
(4-Pin) (3-Pin)
1 GND Black Black
2 +12 V DC Yellow Red
3 Sense (Tacho) Green Yellow
4 Control (PWM) Blue -

Figure 8: CPU or System FAN Connector

Figure 9: CPU FAN Connector 3 to 4 Pin

Figure 10: CPU FAN Connector 4 to 3 Pin


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4 PC External Connectors
4.1 PS/2 - Mouse Connector
Figure 11 shows the PS/2 Mouse Connectors.

6 pin mini-DIN female 6 pin mini-DIN male


(PS/2 STYLE) connector (PS/2 STYLE) connector
at the computer at the mouse cable
Colour : Green
Pin Name Direction Description
1 DATA Key Data
2 n/c - Not connected
3 GND Ground
4 VCC Power , +5 VDC
5 CLK Clock
6 n/c - Not connected
Note: Direction is Computer relative Mouse

Figure 11: PS/2 Mouse Connector


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4.2 PS/2 - Keyboard Connector


Figure 12 shows the PS/2 Keyboard Connectors.

6 pin mini-DIN female 6 pin mini-DIN male


(PS/2 STYLE) connector (PS/2 STYLE) connector
at the computer at the Keyboard cable
Colour : Purple
Pin Name Direction Description
1 DATA Key Data
2 n/c - Not connected
3 GND Ground
4 VCC Power , +5 VDC
5 CLK Clock
6 n/c - Not connected
Note: Direction is Computer relative Keyboard

Figure 12: PS/2 Keyboard Connector


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4.3 Parallel or LPT Port Connector


Parallel port pin out is shown in figure 13 and its description is given in
figure 14

8 output pins accessed via the DATA Port


5 input pins (one inverted) accessed via the STATUS Port
4 output pins (three inverted) accessed via the CONTROL Port
The remaining 8 pins are grounded

Figure 13: Parallel Port Connector

Basically, the PC Parallel (LPT) Port has it’s own address. Usually,
nowadays we are having only one LPT port and it’s address happens to be
’378’ in Hexadecimal, which is known as the Data Port also called as the
Base Address. The same Parallel Port also has two more addresses, they
are the Status Port and Control Port and their addresses are 0x379 and
0x37A respectively.

Offset Name Read/Write Bit No. Properties


Base + 0 Data Port Read/Write Bit 7 Data 7
Bit 6 Data 6
Bit 5 Data 5
Bit 4 Data 4
Bit 3 Data 3
Bit 2 Data 2
Bit 1 Data 1
Bit 0 Data 0


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Pin Description and


Pin # Pin Name
Function
1 /STROBE Strobe
2 D0 Data Bit 0
3 D1 Data Bit 1
4 D2 Data Bit 2
5 D3 Data Bit 3
6 D4 Data Bit 4
7 D5 Data Bit 5
8 D6 Data Bit 6
9 D7 Data Bit 7
10 /ACK Acknowledge
11 BUSY Busy
12 PE Paper End
13 SEL Select
14 /AUTOFD Autofeed
15 /ERROR Error
16 /INIT Initialize
17 /SELIN Select In
18 GND Strobe Ground
19 GND Data bit 1 and 2 Ground

20 GND Data bit 3 and 4 Ground

21 GND Data bit 5 and 6 Ground

22 GND Data bit 7 and 8 Ground

23 GND Busy and Fault Ground

Paper out, Select, and


24 GND Acknowledge Ground
Auto Feed, Select input
25 GND and initialize Ground

Figure 14: Parallel Port Connector Description


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Offset Name Read/Write Bit No. Properties


Base + 1 Status Port Read Only Bit 7 Busy
Bit 6 Ack
Bit 5 Paper Out
Bit 4 Select In
Bit 3 Error
Bit 2 IRQ
Bit 1 Reserved
Bit 0 Reserved

Offset Name Read/Write Bit No. Properties


Base + 2 Control Port Read/Write Bit 7 Unused
Bit 6 Unused
Bit 5 Enable Bi-Directional Port
Bit 4 Enable IRQ Via Ack Line
Bit 3 Select Printer
Bit 2 Initialize Printer (Reset)
Bit 1 Auto Linefeed
Bit 0 Strobe


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4.4 Serial or COM Port Connector


Figure 15 shows the Serial or COM Port Connector at the Motherboard.

9 pin D-SUB male


connector at the computer
DB-9 Pin Name Direction Description
1 CD Carrier Detect
2 RXD Receive Data
3 TXD Transmit Data
Data Terminal
4 DTR
Ready
5 GND System Ground
6 DSR Data Set Ready
7 RTS Request to Send
8 CTS Clear to Send
9 RI Ring Indicator
Note: Direction is DTE (Computer) relative DCE (Modem)

Figure 15: Serial or COM Port Connector


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4.5 VGA Connector


Figure 16 shows the VGA Connectors.

15 pin highdensity D-SUB 15 pin highdensity D-SUB


female connector male connector
at the videocard at the monitor cable
Pin Name Direction Description
Red Video
1 RED
(75 ohm, 0.7 V p-p)
Green Video
2 GREEN
(75 ohm, 0.7 V p-p)
Blue Video
3 BLUE
(75 ohm, 0.7 V p-p)
4 ID2 Monitor ID Bit 2
5 GND Ground
6 RGND Red Ground
7 GGND Green Ground
8 BGND Blue Ground
9 KEY - Key (No pin)
10 SGND Sync Ground
11 ID0 Monitor ID Bit 0
12 ID1 or SDA Monitor ID Bit 1
Horizontal Sync (or
13 HSYNC or CSYNC Composite Sync)
14 VSYNC Vertical Sync
15 ID3 or SCL Monitor ID Bit 3

Figure 16: VGA Connector


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4.6 DVI (Video) Connector


Figure 17 shows the DVI Connectors.

29 pin DVIfemale 24 pin DVI-D female


connector at the computer connector at the computer

Pin Signal Pin Signal


1 T.M.D.S DATA 2- 16 HOT PLUG DETECT
2 T.M.D.S DATA 2+ 17 T.M.D.S DATA 0-
3 T.M.D.S DATA 2/4 SHIELD 18 T.M.D.S DATA 0+
4 T.M.D.S DATA 4- 19 T.M.D.S DATA 0/5 SHIELD

5 T.M.D.S DATA 4+ 20 T.M.D.S DATA 5-


6 DDC CLOCK 21 T.M.D.S DATA 5+
7 DDC DATA 22 T.M.D.S CLOCK SHIELD

8 ANALOG VERT. SYNC 23 T.M.D.S CLOCK+


9 T.M.D.S DATA 1- 24 T.M.D.S CLOCK-
10 T.M.D.S DATA 1+ C1 ANALOG RED
11 T.M.D.S DATA 1/3 SHIELD C2 ANALOG GREEN
12 T.M.D.S DATA 3- C3 ANALOG BLUE
13 T.M.D.S DATA 3+ C4 ANALOG HORZ SYNC

14 +5V POWER C5 ANALOG GROUND


15 GND - -
Notes:
DDC = Display Data Channel.
T.M.D.S.= Transition Minimized Differential Signal.

Figure 17: DVI Connectors

Figure 18 shows the DVI Connector with Full Details. Please Zoom-IN
more to see clearly.


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TMDS Data 2- TMDS Data 2+ TMDS Data 4- TMDS Data 4+ DDC clock DDC data Analog vertical sync
TMDS Data 2/4 shield
Digital red - (link 1) Digital red + (link 1) Digital green - (link 2) Digital green + (link 2)
C1 C2
Analog red Analog green

Pin 9 Pin 10 Pin 11 Pin 12 Pin 13 Pin 14 Pin 15 Pin 16


TMDS Data 1- TMDS Data 1+ TMDS Data 1/3 shield TMDS Data 3- TMDS Data 3+ +5V Ground Hot plug detect
Digital green - (link 1) Digital green + (link 1) Digital blue - (link 2) Digital blue + (link 2) Power for monitor Return for pin 14
when in standby and analog sync

C3 C4
Analog blue Analog
horizontal sync
Pin 17 Pin 18 Pin 19 Pin 20 Pin 21 Pin 22 Pin 23 Pin 24
TMDS Data 0- TMDS Data 0+ TMDS Data 0/5 shield TMDS Data 5- TMDS Data 5+ TMDS clock shield TMDS clock+ TMDS clock-
Digital blue - (link 1) Digital blue + (link 1) Digital red - (link 2) Digital red + (link 2) Digital clock + Digital clock - C5
(Links 1 and 2) (Links 1 and 2)
Analog ground
Return for R, G and B signals

Data (Link 1) Shielding Data (Link 2) Plug and Play Digital clock Analog Data
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Figure 18: DVI Connector - Full Pin-Out (Zoom-IN for more clarity!)

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I => Integrated (Analog and Digital)

Figure 19: DVI Connector - Different Types


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Figure 20: DVI to VGA Converter Schematic


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4.7 S-Video Connector


Figure 21 shows the S-Video Connectors.

4 pin mini-DIN female 4 pin mini-DIN male


connector at the peripheral connector at the cable
Pin Name Description
1 GND Ground (Y)
2 GND Ground (C)
Intensity
3 Y
(Luminance)
Colour
4 C
(Chrominance)

7 pin mini-DIN female


connector found in Laptops

Figure 21: S-Video Connectors

Y-ground
RCA/composite ground
C-ground

Y
RCA/composite video
C
Y => Luminance (Brightness)
470pF C => Chrominance (Colour)

Figure 22: S-Video to RCA-Composite Converter Schematic


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4.8 HDMI Connector


Figure 23 shows the HDMI Connector.

Pin Function Pin Function


1 TMDS Data2+ 11 TMDS Clock Shield
2 TMDS Data2 Shield 12 TMDS Clock-
3 TMDS Data2- 13 CEC
4 TMDS Data1+ 14 Reserved (N.C.on device)
5 TMDS Data1 Shield 15 SCL
6 TMDS Data1- 16 SDA
7 TMDS Data0+ 17 DDC/CEC Ground
8 TMDS Data0 Shield 18 +5 V Power (max 50 mA)
9 TMDS Data0- 19 Hot Plug Detect
10 TMDS Clock+ 20 SHELL (Casing)

Figure 23: HDMI Connector


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4.9 USB 2.0 Connector


Figure 24 and Figure 25 shows the USB 2.0 Connectors.
Figure 26 shows the USB 2.0 - Mini and Macro Cable Plugs.

Receptical Type B
Receptacle Type A
2 1

1 2 3 4 3 4

Figure 24: USB 2.0 Connectors

4 pin USB A / USB B / mini-USB 4 pin USB A / USB B plug / mini-USB


jack connector at the controller connector at the peripherals

Pin Name Description Cable color


1 VCC +5 V DC Red
2 D- Data - White
3 D+ Data + Green
4 GND Ground Black

Figure 25: USB 2.0 Connectors with details


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5 432 1 5 4321

Mini-A Mini-B

5 43 2 1 5 43 2 1

Micro-AB Micro-B

USB 2.0 - Mini and Micro Cable (Facing You!)

Pin Name Colour Description

1 VCC Red +5 V

2 D- White Data -
3 D+ Green Data +
Permits distinction of
Micro-A- and
ID Micro-B-Plug
4 -
Type A: connected to
Ground
Type B: not connected
5 GND Black Signal Ground

Figure 26: USB 2.0 - Mini and Micro Cable Plugs with details


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4.10 USB 3.0 Connector (Proposed)


Figure 27 shows the USB 3.0 - SuperSpeed Type A & B Connectors.
Figure 28 shows the USB 3.0 - Micro Type B & AB Connectors.
USB 3.0
USB 3.0
Type -B
Type -A

Connector Connector

Plug
Plug

Cable Cable
Pin Number Signal Name Description Mating Sequence
1 VBUS Power Second
2 D- USB 2.0 differential pair Third
3 D+
4 GND Ground for power return Second
5 StdA_SSRX- SuperSpeed receiver differential Last
pair
6 StdA_SSRX+
7 GND_DRAIN Ground for signal return
8 StdA_SSTX- SuperSpeed transmitter
differential pair
9 StdA_SSTX+
Shell Shield Connector metal shell First

Figure 27: USB 3.0 - SuperSpeed Type A & B Connectors


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No.1 No.5 No.6 No.10

USB 3.0 Micro-B

No.1 No.5 No.6 No.10

USB 3.0 Micro-AB

Pin Number Signal Name Description Mating Sequence


1 VBUS Power Second
2 D- USB 2.0 differential pair Last
3 D+
4 ID OTG identification
5 GND Ground for power return Second
6 MicB_SSTX- SuperSpeed transmitter Last
7 MicB_SSTX+ differential pair

8 GND_DRAIN Ground for SuperSpeed signal Second


return
9 MicB_SSRX- SuperSpeed receiver differential Last
10 MicB_SSRX+ pair

Shell Shield Connector metal shell First


Note: Tx and Rx are defined from the device perspective

Figure 28: USB 3.0 - Micro Type B & AB Connectors


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4.11 Ethernet/LAN: RJ-45 Connector


Figure 29 shows the Ethernet/LAN Connector.

8 pin RJ45 female connector at


the network interface cards/hubs

8 pin RJ45 male


connector at the cables

EIA /TIA 568B or


Pin Name Description EIA /TIA 568A cable colours AT&T 258A cable
colours
White with orange
1 TX+ Transmit Data+ White with green strip
stripe
Green with white stripe or Orange with white
2 TX- Transmit Data-
solid green stripe or solid orange
3 RX+ Receive Data+ White with orange stripe White with green stripe
Blue with white stripe or Blue with white stripe
4 n/c Not connected
solid blue or solid blue
5 n/c Not connected White with blue stripe White with blue stripe
Orange with white stripe or Green with white
6 RX- Receive Data-
solid orange stripe or solid
7 n/c Not connected White with brown strip White with brown strip
Brown with white stripe or Brown with white
8 n/c Not connected
solid brown stripe or solid brown

Figure 29: Ethernet/LAN Connector


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4.12 eSATA Connector


eSATA was standardized in mid-2004, with specifically defined cables, con-
nectors, and signal requirements for external SATA drives. eSATA is char-
acterized by:

1. Full SATA speed for external disks (115MB/s have been measured with
external RAID enclosures)

2. No protocol conversion from IDE/SATA to USB/Firewire, all disk fea-


tures are available to the host.

3. Cable length is restricted to 2m, USB and Firewire span longer dis-
tances.

4. Minimum and maximum transmit voltage decreased to 400mV - 500mV

5. Minimum and maximum receive voltage decreased to 240mV - 500mV

USB and Firewire require conversion of all communication with the ex-
ternal disk, so external USB/Firewire enclosures include an IDE or SATA
bridge chip that translates from the ATA protocol to USB or Firewire. Drive
features like S.M.A.R.T. cannot be exploited that way and the achiveable
transfer speed with USB/Firewire is only about half of the entire bus data
rate of about 50MB/s. This limited effective data transfer rate becomes very
visible when using an external RAID array and also with fast single disks
which may yield well over 70MB/s during real use.
Currently, most PC motherboards do not have an eSATA connector.
eSATA may be enabled through the addition of an eSATA Host Bus Adapter
(HBA) or bracket connector for desktop systems or with a Cardbus or Ex-
pressCard for notebooks.
eSATA does not provide power, which means that external 2.5” disks
which would otherwise be powered over the USB or Firewire cable need a
separate power cable when connected over eSATA.


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4.13 Game/Joystick/MIDI Port Connector


Figure 30 shows the Game/Joystick/MIDI Connector.

15 pin D-SUB female 15 pin D-SUB male


connector at the computer connector at the joystick cable

Pin Name Description


1 +5V +5 V DC
2 /B1 Button 1
3 X1 Joystick 1 - X
4 GND Ground
5 GND Ground
6 Y1 Joystick 1 - Y
7 /B2 Button 2
8 +5V +5 V DC
9 +5V +5 V DC
10 /B4 Button 4
11 X2 Joystick 2 - X
12 MIDITXD MIDI Transmit
13 Y2 Joystick 2 - Y
14 /B3 Button 3
15 MIDIRXD MIDI Receive

Figure 30: Game/Joystick/MIDI Connector


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4.14 Firewire or IEEE-1394 Connector


Figure 31 shows the FireWire/IEEE1394 Connector.

4 pin, 6 pin or 9 pin


IEEE1394 (FireWire) 4 pin FireWire connector
plug connector at the cable at the motherboard

4-pin 6-pin 9-pin color of


Name Description
connector connector connector wire in cable

Unregulated DC;
1 8 Power White
30 V no load
Ground return for power
2 6 Ground and inner cable shield
Black

Twisted-pair B,
1 3 1 TPB- Orange
differential signals
Twisted-pair B,
2 4 2 TPB+ Blue
differential signals
Twisted-pair A,
3 5 3 TPA- Red
differential signals
Twisted-pair A,
4 6 4 TPA+ Green
differential signals
5 A shield
7 -
9 B shield

Figure 31: FireWire/IEEE1394 Connector


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4.15 Microphone Connector


Figure 32 shows the Microphone Jack.

Tip 1 st Ring 2 nd Ring

1 st Ring => Signal


Tip => + 5V (Bias)
2 nd Ring => Ground

Please check the connections


using a multi-meter
Insulation Rings

Stereo Jack Pin Configuration

Figure 32: Microphone Jack Connector

Figure 33 shows the Electret Microphone Pre-Amplifier Circuit.

Figure 33: Microphone Pre-Amplifier Circuit


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5 REFERENCES

5 References
1. Wikipedia

2. Pinouts.ru

3. AllPinOuts

4. PlayTool


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