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Zerocat PS/2-Keyboard
– Get rid of keyloggers.

Copyright (C) 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021, 2022 Kai Mertens

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Project Goal

The goal of Zerocat PS/2-Keyboard is to provide you with a save keyboard, driven by a free-design microcontroller board.


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Use git to clone the project’s sources:

    git clone git://

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    cd ps2-keyboard/doc/

Study this to get started:

    cat ../doc/

GNU Guix System

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    make -C ../guix pull

Create an empty environment with dedicated guix channel:

    make -C ../guix environment

Create a shell with all prerequisites set up:

    make -C ../guix shell

To leave the shell and the environment, later on, when you are done with this project, type:


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    make -C ../guix clean

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To list all available targets, type:

    make -C ../guix help

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Make Documentation

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    make -C ../doc help

To clean-up, type:

    make -C ../doc clean

Make Firmware

To build the firmware, type:

    make -C ../firmware/src

To get a full list of available targets, type:

    make -C ../firmware/src help

To clean-up, type:

    make -C ../firmware/src clean
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Zerocat PS/2-Keyboard is free software. It makes use of free software approved licenses only and should be freely distributable:

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Please report a bug if you find the distribution hindered.
See Zerocat Website for contact information.

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    # Re-exec if we are not using Bash or are using Bash in POSIX mode.
    if [ -z "$BASH" ] || [ "$BASH" = "/bin/sh" ]; then
      bash=`command -v bash`
      if [ -z "$bash" ]; then
        echo "Couldn't find Bash, sorry!"
        exit 1
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    # We're using Bash now.
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    set -o nounset
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    # Your code goes here ...


Update ../doc/ and list your contributions.

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WWW Articles


Short List of Specs

PS/2 Pinout Cross Reference

    Function          | 6-pin DIN (PS/2) | 5-pin DIN (AT/XT)  | 6-pin SDL
    --------          | ---------------- | -----------------  | ---------
    +5V               | 4                | 5                  | E
    DATA              | 1                | 2                  | B
    not connected     | 2, 6             | 3                  | A, F
    GND               | 3                | 4                  | C
    CLK               | 5                | 1                  | D

Pinout 6-Pin DIN

    > Socket:                       Plug:
    >             6   _   5                    5   _   6
    >              o | | o                      · | | ·
    >                |_|                          |_|
    >             o       o                    ·       ·
    >            4         3                  3         4
    >               o   o                        ·   ·
    >              2     1                      1     2

Pinout 5-Pin DIN

    > Socket:                       Plug:
    >              _   _                         _   _
    >               \_/                           \_/
    >           3         1                   1         3
    >          o           o                 ·           ·
    >             5     4                       4     5
    >            o   2   o                     ·   2   ·
    >                o                             ·

Pinout 6-Pin SDL

    > Socket:                       Plug:
    >         xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx               xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    >           | | | | | |                   | | | | | |
    >           F E D B C A                   A B C D E F

PS/2 Combi Ports

Mainboards and ThinkPad docking stations often carry a so called PS/2 Combi Port, with keyboard and mouse icons at the outlet. The exact wiring is unknown to the author, three options should be taken into account. Each option would require different usage of a dedicated Y-Splitter-Cable.

  1. Combi Port is a PS/2-Keyboard Port with extra clock and data lines for mouse at pins 6 and 2.

  2. Combi Port is a PS/2-Mouse Port with extra clock and data lines for keyboard at pins 6 and 2.

  3. Combi Port is a standard PS/2 port (pins 6 and 2 not connected) which is able to detect the type of device at boot time. Using both devices (keyboard and mouse) simultaneously is not supported.

Port types 1.) and 2.) would require to use a Y-Splitter-Cable (see Figure A) for simultaneous operation of keyboard and mouse. Port type 2.) would additionally require to twist the plugs, thus using the mouse with the keyboard plug and vice-versa.

    >     Figure A: PS/2 Y-Splitter-Cable
    >     ===============================
    >   6-pin Mini-DIN            6-pin Mini-DIN               6-pin Mini-DIN
    >  (PS/2 Combi Port)          (PS/2-Keyboard)              (PS/2-Mouse)
    >         1 -------------------------- 1
    >         2 --------------------------------------------------------1
    >         3 -------------------------- 3 -------------------------- 3
    >         4 -------------------------- 4 -------------------------- 4
    >         5 -------------------------- 5
    >         6 --------------------------------------------------------5

PS/2-Keyboard Port with Dual Keyboard-Like Devices

Note the different layout of a Y-Splitter-Cable which allows for simultaneous usage of keyboard-like devices:

    >     Figure B: PS/2 Y-Splitter-Cable
    >     ===============================
    >    6-pin Mini-DIN            6-pin Mini-DIN               6-pin Mini-DIN
    >  (PS/2 Keyboard Port)       (PS/2 Keyboard)           (PS/2 Barcode Scanner)
    >         1 -------------------------- 1 -------------------------- 1
    >         3 -------------------------- 3 -------------------------- 3
    >         4 -------------------------- 4 -------------------------- 4
    >         5 -------------------------- 5 -------------------------- 5

PS/2 Hardware Support with Coreboot

Coreboot seems to not support PS/2 hardware in first place. Documentation about PS/2 is often lacking details on coreboot’s board status pages. i.e.:

Exact lists about which hardware works how has to be gathered individually and would be a required source of information.

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The Controller Board

List of Files

Test Setup 1

Test Setup 2

    |                       |                 +----------------------+
    |   Laptop ZC-T60       |                 |                      |
    |   + Docking           |<-- USB Power -->|  Zerocat             |
    |     + RS232 Port?     |<---- RS232 ---->|  PS/2 Controller     |
    |     + PS/2 Port       |<---- PS/2 ----->|  Board               |
    |                       |                 |                      |
    |                       |                 +----------------------+
        |           |
        | 230VAC    |
        | Power     |
        |           |

Circuit Preview

Nothing evolved, so far. Let’s start with this basic board:

PS/2 Controller Board

Board Schematic PNG Preview

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Points of Interest


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X200 Keyboard Hack

Keyboard Disassembled

ThinkPad X200 Keyboard Disassembled (Mechanics of one Key Missing)

ThinkPad X200 Keyboard Disassembled (Mechanics of one Key Missing)

Listed Overview

Double Layer Keyboard Cable

Keyboard Cable, splits towards Systemboard and Trackpoint

Keyboard Cable, splits towards Systemboard and Trackpoint

Systemboard Connector from JAE, 40-pin + 4 Hold Downs (CONN40A-1-U1GP)

Systemboard Connector, unknown Type

Circuit Schematic

Schematic of an X200 Keyboard Cable with 32-pin PTPM754DR TrackPoint Controller

Schematic of an X200 Keyboard Cable with 32-pin PTPM754DR TrackPoint Controller

Keyboard I/O Pads

As visible from the x200 keyboard cable schematics, the keyboard foil pads are organized in...

...resulting in 36 active pads.

Double Layer with integrated Vias

Double Layer with integrated Vias

Keyboard Connector Pads, Top and Bottom

Keyboard Connector Pads, Top and Bottom

Trackpoint Board

Please read PS/2 to get prepared for PS/2 basics.

Pad Connection

The trackpoint board is connected to the keyboard cable by eight soldered pads, referenced by names Pad-1..Pad-8 within this documentation. Pad-1 is located close to the board’s edge.

    Pad Number  | Function        | Remarks                                                 | 9-pin Sub-D Test Plug
    ----------  | --------        | -------                                                 | ---------------------
    1           | CLK             | close to board’s edge                                   | 9
    2           | RST             | can be connected to positive POR, alternatively         | 4
    3           | MIDDLE BUTTON   | -                                                       | 8
    4           | RIGHT BUTTON    | -                                                       | 3
    5           | LEFT BUTTON     | -                                                       | 7
    6           | DATA            | -                                                       | 2
    7           | VSS (GND)       | connected to thicker route in keyboard cable            | 6
    8           | VCC (+5V)       | connected to thicker, edgemost route of keyboard cable  | 1
    -           | -               | -                                                       | 5

Alternative Power-On-Reset (POR)

    >   Alternative POR at RST (Pad 2)
    >   ==============================
    >              C
    >   VCC --------||------+
    >              2.2µF    |
    >                       |     R
    >   RST ----------------+------/\/\/------- GND
    >                               100K

Modified Cable

The Keyboard Cable has been modified to ease experimenting with the disassembled Trackpoint Board. Test Connector is a SUB-D9 male plug.

Modified Keyboard Cable to Ease Experimenting

Modified Keyboard Cable to Ease Experimenting

Onboard Controller

Controller in use is the TPM754 from Philips Semiconductors. This is a 8051-based machine which runs proprietary code from IBM:

“IBM has licensed Philips Semiconductors to sell microcontrollers with TrackPoint code. By purchasing a TPM from Philips, the purchaser becomes a sub-licensee of Philips. The selling price of Philips’ TPM includes the royalties for IBM’s intellectual property, which Philips in turn pays to IBM. Customers for TPMs do not need to sign any licensing agreement with either IBM or Philips. This code is the intellectual property of IBM, which is covered by numerous patents, and must be treated accordingly.” --- Philips Semiconductors TPM754 Datasheet

The TPM754 comes in different packages with different ordering codes. Unfortunately there is no datasheet nor pinout available for the 32-pin SSOP package (ordering code PTPM754DR), but in regard to measurements and the 28-pin SSOP datasheet, the pinout can be guessed in a straight foreward approach.

PTPM754DR 32-pin SSOP Pinout

    Pin   | Function        | Connected Board Pad           | External PS/2 Mouse (6-pin Mini-DIN)
    ---   | --------        | -------------------           | ------------------------------------
    1     | RxD/T0/P3.4     | -                             | Pin 1 (DATA)
    2     | TxD/T1/P3.5     | Pad 1 (CLK), close to edge    | -
    3     | ECI/P3.6        | -                             | -
    4     | INT1/P3.7       | -                             | Pin 5 (CLK)
    5     | RST             | Pad 2 (RST)                   | -
    6     | X2              | -                             | -
    7     | X1              | -                             | -
    8     | VSS             | Pad 7 (GND)                   | Pin 3 (GND)
    9     | ZIN             | -                             | -
    10    | YIN             | -                             | -
    11    | XIN             | -                             | -
    12    | XYZRAMP         | -                             | -
    13    | AVSS            | -                             | -
    14    | AVCC            | -                             | -
    15    | not connected   | -                             | -
    16    | not connected   | -                             | -
    17    | VCC? AVCC?      | -                             | -
    18    | not connected   | -                             | -
    19    | DECOUPLE        | -                             | -
    20    | VREG            | -                             | -
    21    | XYDACBIAS       | -                             | -
    22    | XYSOURCE        | -                             | -
    23    | ZDAC/ASEL       | -                             | -
    24    | XYDAC           | -                             | -
    25    | P1.2            | -                             | -
    26    | VCC             | Pad 8 (VCC)                   | Pin 4 (VCC)
    27    | CEX/P1.1        | -                             | -
    28    | INT0/P1.0       | Pad 6 (DATA)                  | -
    29    | P3.0            | Pad 5 (LEFT BUTTON)           | -
    30    | P3.1            | Pad 4 (RIGHT BUTTON)          | -
    31    | P3.2            | Pad 3 (MIDDLE BUTTON)         | -
    32    | P3.3            | -                             | -

PS/2-Mouse at H8’s TrackPoint Interface

Warning: If the TrackPoint is replaced by a PS/2-Mouse, interfacing with the sysboard’s H8 controller doesn't work. Probably, H8 and TrackPoint Controller do not talk according to PS/2 standards??

PS/2-Mouse via Trackpoint Board

Although no interface is provided to attach an additional external PS/2 Mouse, pins 1 and 4 of the TPM754 can be used as a workaround in conjunction with the VCC and GND power lines. The IBM code separates data streams from Trackpoint and Mouse clearly, so that one device moves the screen pointer without being irritated by the other.

Experimental Setup with External PS/2 Mouse

Experimental Setup with External PS/2 Mouse

Connecting the Trackpoint Board

Connecting the Trackpoint Board

TrackPoint at PS/2 Mouse Port

    >     Connect Trackpoint via Test Plug to a Standard PS/2 Mouse Port
    >     ==============================================================
    >     +---------VCC---------------------+--------> to Pin 4
    >     | +----------------DATA-----------|--------> to Pin 1
    >     | |                               |
    >     | |   +------RST-------+---||-----+
    >     | |   |                |   2.2uF
    >    1|2|3 4|5               |
    >   \ · · · · · /            +--/\/\/---+
    >    \ · · · · /                 100K   |
    >     6|7 8 9|                          |
    >      |     |                          |
    >      |     +-----------CLOCK----------|--------> to Pin 5
    >      +---------GND--------------------+--------> to Pin 3
    >   Sub-D9 Test Plug      ---->    PS/2 6-pin Mini-DIN

This setup has been proved to work with a D945GCLF Intel Desktop Board, running blobless coreboot firmware and the Trisquel7 Operating System. The Trackpoint and its attached external PS/2-Mouse is recognized at the PS/2 Mouse Port along with a PS/2-Keyboard (IBM Model M) attached to the PS/2 Keyboard Port. The reset line of the Trackpoint is simulated by the alternative Power-On-Reset circuit.

Trackpoint with External PS/2-Mouse at Standard PS/2 Mouse Port of a Blobless Coreboot Machine

Trackpoint with External PS/2-Mouse at Standard PS/2 Mouse Port of a Blobless Coreboot Machine

Drafted Idea for a PS/2-Keyboard with Trackpoint and External Mouse

    >   PS/2-Keyboard Setup using an X200 Keyboard Matrix with Trackpoint and external Mouse
    >   ====================================================================================
    >  ····························································································
    >  :                                                                                          :
    >  :                                                  +-----------------------------------+   :
    >  :  +-----------------------+                       | Board with Free-Design Controller |   :
    >  :  | X200 Keyboard         |-----GND---/4----------| ================================= |   :
    >  :  | =============         |                       |                                   |   :
    >  :  |                       |=====PB and Hotkey=========discard or translate====+       |   :
    >  :  | No controller in use. |                       |___                        |       |   :
    >  :  |                       |-----KBDID0----------->|   |                       |       |   :
    >  :  | * Power Button (PB)   |-----KBDID1----------->| ? |                       |       |   :
    >  :  | * Fn Hotkey           |-----KBDID2----------->|___|                       |       |   :
    >  :  | * Matrix 16x8         |                       |                           |       |   :
    >  :  | * 3 Mouse Buttons     |-----Matrix 16x8-----------------/24----------+    |       |   :
    >  :  | * KBDID0..2 Lines     |                       |                      |    |       |   :
    >  :  | * 4x Ground           |---Mouse Button M----->|                      |    /2      |   :
    >  :  | = 36 Pads             |---Mouse Button R----->|                      |    |       |   :
    >  :  |                       |---Mouse Button L----->|                      |    |       |   :
    >  :  +-----------------------+                       |                      v    v       |   :
    >  :                                                  |              +················+   |   :
    >  :                                                  |              : translate into :   |   :
    >  :  +-----------------------+                       |              :      PS/2      :   |   :
    >  :  | TrackPoint Board      |<<====+5V, GND===============\\       +················+   |   :
    >  :  | ================      |                       |     ||               ^            |   :
    >  :  |                       |<---Mouse Button M-----|   __||___________    |            |   :
    >  :  | 8051-based controller |<---Mouse Button R-----|  |  +5V, GND     |   |            |   :
    >  :  | (PTPM754DR) runs      |<---Mouse Button L-----|  |_______________|   |            |   :
    >  :  | proprietary code      |                       |    |     ^     ^     |            |   :
    >  :  | from IBM.             |<-------Reset----------|    |     |     |     |            |   :
    >  :  |                       |                       |    /2    /2    /2    /2           |   :
    >  :  | * 3x Mouse Buttons    |     PS/2-Trackpoint   |    |     |     |     |            |   :
    >  :  | * PS/2 (clock, data)  |<=======clock/data================+     |     |            |   :
    >  :  | * Reset Line          |       PS/2-Mouse      |    |     |     |     |            |   :
    >  :  | * Ground              |                       |    |     |     +-----|            |   :
    >  :  | * +5V Power           |    Ext. PS/2 Mouse    |    v     |           |            |   :
    >  :  | * Ext. PS/2           |<======clock/data===========+     |           |            |   :
    >  :  | = 10 Lines            |                       |    |     |           |            |   :
    >  :  |                       |                       |    |     |           |            |   :
    >  :  +-----------------------+                       +----|-----|-----------|------------+   :
    >  :                                                       |     |           |                :
    >  :  PS/2-Keyboard with Trackpoint                        /4    /4          /4               :
    >  ························································|·····|···········|·················
    >                                                          |     |           |
    >                 +--------Ext. PS/2-Mouse-----------------+     |           |
    >                 |                                              |           |
    >                 |                                              v           v
    >                 |                     +-----------------------------------------------------+
    >                 v                     |                   :| PS/2  |   | PS/2     |:        |
    >   +------------------------+          |                   :| Mouse |   | Keyboard |:        |
    >   | External PS/2 Mouse    |          |                   :|_______|   |__________|:        |
    >   | ===================    |          |                   ·····PS/2-Combi-Port?·····        |
    >   |                        |          |                                                     |
    >   | proprietary controller |          | Blobfree Coreboot Computer or Laptop                |
    >   |                        |          | ====================================                |
    >   | * PS/2                 |          |                                                     |
    >   | = 4 Lines              |          | * with two PS/2 Ports                               |
    >   |                        |          | * or with one PS/2 Combi Port and Y-Splitter-Cable  |
    >   +------------------------+          |                                                     |
    >                                       | Working Example(s):                                 |
    >                                       |                                                     |
    >                                       | * D945GCLF Desktop Board with Blobless Coreboot     |
    >                                       |                                                     |


In case a desktop board with blobless coreboot is used as host, this PS/2 free-design keyboard would significantly improve the computer user’s situation in respect to freedom and security. Let’s go for prototyping!

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ADDENDUM: How to use this License for your documents

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