Zodiac Connector Pinouts

Just in case anyone interested, here is the pinout assignment for the Tapwave Zodiac.

Zodiac 1, Zodiac 2 Hotsync Connector – Custom 17 Pin Connector


Signal Name Type Pin Description
Gnd I 1 Ground
DC_In I 2 DC Input. 5.0V±5% @ 1.1A max. Used for charging.
USB_D+ B 3 USB D+
USB_D- B 4 USB D-
VBUS I 5 USB VBUS. USB Detect
HS_Int I 6 HotSync Interrupt (i.e. HotSync Button)
RXD I 7 Receive Data (CMOS level), Serial Line
Vcc O 8 Peripheral Supply Voltage Vcc (also used for HS_Int) 3.0-3.3V @ 100mA maximum.
TXD O 9 Transmit Data (CMOS level), Serial Line
ID I 10 Peripheral ID: A peripheral must tie this to a 1% resistor to ground. A total of 6 peripheral types are supported. Also generates an interrupt when connected.
USB Travel Cable: Shorted
Keyboard: 2.00K
Mfg. Test Cradle: 5.0K
RxTx Travel Cable: 10.0K
USB Peripheral: 20.0K
RxTx Peripheral: 50.0K
Undocked: Open
DockConnect I 11 Dock Connect (connects to ground on travel
RTS O 12 Request to Send (CMOS level), Serial Line
CTS I 13 Clear to Send (CMOS level), Serial Line
Reserved B 14 Reserved
Reserved B 15 Reserved
Reserved B 16 Reserved
Gnd I 17 Ground



Special thanks to andyakadum in Tapland forum for the HDK