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Pinout of the Visor Deluxe PDA. Serial port voltages are 3.3V.
Pin 1 is on the left, as the Visor Deluxe lies screen down on a table with the connector nearest you and the Springboard slot furthest away from you.
Connector at the Bottom of the PDA

Bottom of the PDA
Name Direction Description
1 RX Data 3.3V input to Visor Deluxe serial port.
2 Keyboard Detect 3.3V input to notify Visor Deluxe of presence of external keyboard. Pull to Ground will force Handspring RX to accept serial keyboard.
3 Hotsync interrupt 3.3V input to notify Visor Deluxe that Hotsync button on cradle was pushed. Pull to Ground to activate Hotsync.
4 Ground Ground
5 USB + Data USB D+ line
6 USB - Data USB D- line
7 VDock Voltage from cradle. Connects internally to some Springboard modules to recharge onboard batteries. No connection to Handspring IC's. Goes to Springboard expansion slot thru polyfuse.
8 TX Data 3.3V output from Visor Deluxe serial port. In remote kayboard mode supply up to 3mA @ 3.0V. Directly connectet to CPU UART pin.


8 pin unspecified connector layout
8 pin unspecified connector
8 pin unspecified connector layout
8 pin unspecified connector
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Handspring Visor Deluxe interface connector visual pinout:
Handspring Visor Deluxe interface connector diagram
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Source(s) of this and additional information: http://www.felesmagus.com/visor/faq.html, http://splorp.com/pdf/handspringdevkit.pdf
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