New VCI+A-BT (DS150E) ST-Link pinout

DS150E

This device could easily be found at the Chinese sellers. They advertise them as DS150E. Under the hood there is nice STM32 and STM8 pair. One is present on main PCB (in my case TCS MAIN V6.0), the other on relay board (TCS+RELAY V3.0). Both chips have their ST-Link headers broken out. If one want to read/write the firmware installed in internal flash, it should be as easy as connecting few of these pins.

Control board (STM32)

TCS MAIN V6.0
Main PCB with STM32

The main chip is STM32F205ZGT6 (where T6 is 144-pin variant). On this board there is J400 header. Its pinout is as below:

J400 header
Num. Function SoC pin Num. Function SoC pin
1 VDD 108 2 TMS/SWDIO 105
3 PE15 68 4 TCK/SWCLK 109
5 PE15 68 6 TDO 133
7 N/C 8 TDI 110
9 VSS 16 10 NRST 25

I don’t know, why PE15 is broken out here and why is it doubled. To ensure the pinout is not changing from version to version, one can probe continuity between J400 pin and SoC pin.

Relay board (STM8)

TCS+RELAY V3.0
Relay board with STM8 on board

The slave chip is STM8S003K3T6C. On this board there is J001 header, matching the standard goldpin pitch, so should be extra easy to handle. Its pinout is:

J001 header
Num. Function STM8 pin
1 VSS 4
2 VDD 6
3 SWIM 26
4 NRST 1

Also here it is easy to check if pins on particular revision of board are the same using chip pin assignment.

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