I've done a little bit of tracing out this and that on this new CG (Common Ground) Wireless board, and I have to say it right suxx something awful. There's not one thing easier about using this board for anything. True it's common ground, which makes doing some things easier, but the way this thing is laid out you're gonna have to be really good with the iron, working with small traces, Vias and soldering onto IC legs if you want to do anything with it, otherwise, this controller just isn't for you and the older versions of it are a cake walk by comparison for soldering on to.
This is just a quick run of the A,B,X,Y, D-pad, Back, Guide, Start Lth, Rth, LB and RB buttons. You can see how you'll have to hit a Via or cut/scrape the trace to get anywhere with this thing, and the fact they're all grouped close together right where the rubber pad for the button contacts are makes it even more of a mess when you'd go trying to put it all back together with wires soldered to those Vias. The other side of the board is worse, where most of the other buttons traces run thru a Via then straight to the IC and nothing is really in an easy place to get to, pics of that when I get around to it and I'll be updating this one as well with the rest once I've got some time to finish it up.
TP1 - B+ (PnC Pack and AA Pack)
TP2 - Ground
TP8 - Analog Voltage, 1.5v
TP9 - DR
TP10 - Light Rumble
TP11 - Heavy Rumble
TP21 - USB D+ (PnC Cable)
TP22 - Ground
TP23 - USB D- (PnC Cable)
TP400 - Ground
TP407 - Ground
For anyone wanting to make an arcade board from it and be cheesy enough to just scrape the button contacts down it's an easy enough board to work with, but for adding another button here or there or doing some of the things I've done on the old Wireless version, this controller really bites, but not enough to keep me from figuring out how anyway.
I'd wager this thing costs half as much to make opposed to the older version board too, this thing really does have around half as many parts on it and looks like some third party controller raped a first party M$ one.
Edited by RDC, 26 January 2010 - 07:32 PM.