*UPDATED* BROOK FIGHTING BOARD w/ SOUND + BREAKOUT BOARD (PS3, PS4, PC XINPUT)

jonyfrazejonyfraze jonyfrazeJoined: Posts: 525
edited February 14 in Tech Talk
Hey everyone,

Brook sent out a new prototype PCB for me to test out. It's similar in function to the original small PS3/PS4 Fighting Board with the addition of sound and a new form factor. It's a great solution for those looking for plug & play PS4 & PC functionality without all the extra console compatibility (and extra cost) of the Universal Fighting Board.

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Features:
•Plug & Play PS3/PS4/PC (XINPUT)
•3.5mm jack for headphone and mic support (supports game audio and mic input)
•Micro USB Jack
•Additional access to Turbo, LEDs, SOCD, Touch Pad, Analogs, & 20pin connector for inputs.
•Screw Terminals for easy wire connections
•Same size as UFB
•Same low latency performance as previous Brook PCBs

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Pinout:
J1 : USB Port to PS3/PS4/PC[X-input]
J2 : Player LED
J3 : Screw terminal to connect with inputting buttons
J4 : external port to connect with inputting buttons
J5 : Left and Right Analog Stick
J6 : Touch panel
J7 : Turbo function (Key and LED)
J11 : 3.5mm Phone Jack
J12 : Select Stick to map LS/DP/RS
J14 : Enable/Disable Left and Right Analog Stick
J15 : Enable/Disable SOCD function

@gogo.zippy has informed me that they are already in talks with distribution channels. Release date & pricing will be announced shortly.

Here's a first look of the PCB and a install into a PS3 SF x Tekken Madcatz VS Stick:



Huge thanks to the folks at Brook & @Vicko for the tips with the install!

- Jonyfraze
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  • Missing PersonMissing Person Givin' dat ho ho ho dem eyes. Joined: Posts: 13,619
    edited November 2016
    Dawwww, that's what i wanted and I already bought a brook!

    No chance of a firmware update that adds this to old ones and just soldering on the audio jack?

    Didn't look at the old board to see if it was possible.

    Probably not buying a new one if it's not possible anyway, because I'm happy with it as is and I can just use discord for chatting.
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  • The_Real_PhoenixThe_Real_Phoenix electronoob Joined: Posts: 82
    The Jack phone is a nice touch especially for the SFV lobby on PS4.
    I also see that all the connectors are now 2.5mm spacing? and no more USB-B but micro USB.

    But why no Xone like the Universal one?
  • DubonDubon Joined: Posts: 406
    edited November 2016
    If this is a replacement for the ps3/4 board im guessing 50 $ -ish.
    Maybe the ufb will get a "sound" version aswell eventually
  • gahrlinggahrling Better safe than Hori.. Joined: Posts: 3,912
    Still no USB screw terminals : (
  • DubonDubon Joined: Posts: 406
    It would also be a good idea to label to usb solderpoints. Unless theyre labeled on the underside..
  • GOGO.ZippyGOGO.Zippy Joined: Posts: 968
    Dubon wrote: »
    It would also be a good idea to label to usb solderpoints. Unless theyre labeled on the underside..

    @Dubon and all
    This board isn't finally...
  • PinoyPrydePinoyPryde Student of SRK Tech Talk Joined: Posts: 1,175
    I did like the old form factor, was a nice and compact fit for my sticks, especially since there are a handful of other boards in there, or the buttons take a ton of space (OBS-Ms). Still looks like some really cool stuff, would love to get one of these and work in some of the mic boards I have on my SEs.
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  • TortaTorta A piece of Cake Joined: Posts: 698
    If i could i'd like to add an onboard USB Switch (like Cerberus or ChimpSMD) For dualmodding xbox360 sticks :)
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  • The_Real_PhoenixThe_Real_Phoenix electronoob Joined: Posts: 82
    GOGO.Zippy wrote: »
    gahrling wrote: »
    Still no USB screw terminals : (

    @gahrling
    Thanks your idea.
    We will use another board to support USB port and headset phone then connect with new fighting board

    Ho yeah! Would be nice! Like that we can reuse the emplacement on the Madcatz TE/SE stick! :)
  • BodyOrganBodyOrgan Joined: Posts: 1
    This "J15 : Enable/Disable SOCD function" makes it worth looking at. SOCD hurts me so much on a hitbox. I would have liked to have had an option for Asynchronous SOCD as well, but being able to disable it should help greatly.
  • LLLLLFiVEL5LLLLLLFiVEL5L ¡!¿?¡!PSN:LLLLLFiVEL5L¡!¿?¡! ¡!¿?¡!CFN: FiVEL_FiGHTER_5L¡!¿?¡! Joined: Posts: 156
    proud of you Zippy & the rest of the brook team :)

    always bringing better products for us to use , cant wait
  • mrhappydudemrhappydude Joined: Posts: 26
    edited November 2016
    This is awesome!!! I will buy for sure.

    Any reason why this can't be the new UFB ? or is it only going to be PS3/PS4/PC ?
    Any release date hinted?
  • BLAKNITEBLAKNITE Joined: Posts: 122
    awesome!
  • The_Real_PhoenixThe_Real_Phoenix electronoob Joined: Posts: 82
    Question for the Brook guys: do you have an ETA for the board? I will eventually need an other or two UFB soon, and I was wondering if I could wait for this one.
  • RYU81RYU81 Joined: Posts: 14
    its nice but is there chance upgrade my old UFB?
  • GamelordGamelord Joined: Posts: 2
    Hi! Is this board supports DirectInput too? (for ex. attach to a PC in PS3 mode?)
  • jonyfrazejonyfraze jonyfraze Joined: Posts: 525
    Gamelord wrote: »
    Hi! Is this board supports DirectInput too? (for ex. attach to a PC in PS3 mode?)

    Forced PS3 mode from the UFB is intact
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  • GamelordGamelord Joined: Posts: 2
    edited December 2016
    Thanks. Then I need this for the best compatibility upon release.

    This will be a solution for

    every dinput game

    SFV - xinput only

    DOA - right analog camera stick (maybe xinput only)

    Killer Instinct - Xinput, Win 10

    I will build a new arcade stick with PSP sticks in addition.
  • ThamanatorThamanator Joined: Posts: 70
    When is this scheduled for release? I need it yesterday... LOL
  • GOGO.ZippyGOGO.Zippy Joined: Posts: 968
    Thamanator wrote: »
    When is this scheduled for release? I need it yesterday... LOL

    @Thamanator

    Next Year...
  • ThamanatorThamanator Joined: Posts: 70
    Ok, thanks for the update. I guess I will install a chimp in my new stick, while I wait for the board with sound, then!
  • mrhappydudemrhappydude Joined: Posts: 26
    @GOGO.Zippy is this board going to be the UFB or do you have plans to release a new version of that product line?
  • jopamojopamo Stuck in Silly-con Valley Joined: Posts: 476
    This will most likely replace the PS3/PS4 Fighting Board, not the UFB.
  • mrhappydudemrhappydude Joined: Posts: 26
    Seems kinda silly, since in appearance it is essentially the same card as the UFB. Regardless, it is very cool and I hope they provide other consoles via a flash update.
  • GOGO.ZippyGOGO.Zippy Joined: Posts: 968
    Seems kinda silly, since in appearance it is essentially the same card as the UFB. Regardless, it is very cool and I hope they provide other consoles via a flash update.

    @mrhappydude @jopamo
    New product line not replace anything..
  • PinoyPrydePinoyPryde Student of SRK Tech Talk Joined: Posts: 1,175
    Will production stop on the current board? I do like the current form factor of the current board for more discrete installs in fightpads and such
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  • jonyfrazejonyfraze jonyfraze Joined: Posts: 525
    Hey everyone just got word that Brook is aiming for a tentative March 2017 release date they've already made some tweaks based on our feedback.
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    Seems kinda silly, since in appearance it is essentially the same card as the UFB. Regardless, it is very cool and I hope they provide other consoles via a flash update.

    keep in mind that the price point will be different too based on console compatibility.
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  • GOGO.ZippyGOGO.Zippy Joined: Posts: 968
    PinoyPryde wrote: »
    Will production stop on the current board? I do like the current form factor of the current board for more discrete installs in fightpads and such

    @PinoyPryde
    Don't worry ~ The current board kept doing .
  • mrhappydudemrhappydude Joined: Posts: 26
    edited December 2016
    I am ok paying whatever like $199CAD, but I would really like to see all console coverage.
  • jopamojopamo Stuck in Silly-con Valley Joined: Posts: 476
    edited December 2016
    I am ok paying whatever like $199CAD, but I would really like to see all console coverage.

    The first post clearly states that your wish will not be granted with this board. If you want all bases covered, you're going to need to put a combo of a Brook UFB and something like an MC Cthulhu in your stick.
  • FearlessFearless Joined: Posts: 407
    @jonyfraze - Do you know when will this be available?
    I need some of them for a couple of projects I'm working on.
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    Well, I shall say... I'm God's left hand... Devil's right arm...
  • jonyfrazejonyfraze jonyfraze Joined: Posts: 525
    @Fearless looking like end of march
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  • MonkeyGovernorMonkeyGovernor Joined: Posts: 156
    Has there been any demand for doing the same thing for an X360/Xbone only PCB? I know a couple of people that would be interested in those as well.
  • BubbledotjpgBubbledotjpg Joined: Posts: 214
    Shit and I just had a case made for me. I'm gonna wish I had another Neutrik.
  • PinoyPrydePinoyPryde Student of SRK Tech Talk Joined: Posts: 1,175
    That Neutrik breakout looks sick! Would love it if they could do a USB B output instead of a micro USB B though since using the same cable for USB neutrik would seem easier than using an extra long micro USB or having an adapter.
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  • DubonDubon Joined: Posts: 406
    It's time they announced pricing on this thing. Would be nice if they had an sku without the breakout to cut cost.
  • jonyfrazejonyfraze jonyfraze Joined: Posts: 525
    @PinoyPryde I agree - im worried about the durability of the micro USB connector as well. Keep in mind that you can still patch in a standard neutrik pass through as well as the breakout - it would require 2 holes though.
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  • gahrlinggahrling Better safe than Hori.. Joined: Posts: 3,912
    Still no screw terminals for USB d+ & d- ???

    FFS...

    I like the idea of the Neutrik style breakout, but the micro USB connector on it is something I think they're going to regret.
  • The_Real_PhoenixThe_Real_Phoenix electronoob Joined: Posts: 82
    Mmm. I'm gonna use the JST for the USB, and re-use the jack from my madcatz TE.
  • StrtFghtrMstrStrtFghtrMstr SRnk1VaBeachAlphaTeam Joined: Posts: 457 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    XBox 360 sticks have another reason for new life again with this pcb since you can connect the audio from the pcb to the existing female 3.5mm audio jacks.
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    I had too many bad experiences with micro usb .... those suckers are like B-Boys ... popping off
  • jonyfrazejonyfraze jonyfraze Joined: Posts: 525
    edited February 22
    Hey everyone,

    Here's the second part showing the board installed:



    Update: Pre-Orders are up on FA
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  • Shinkuu TatsumakiShinkuu Tatsumaki Joined: Posts: 6,449
    edited February 22
    Not too tech savy, but can you use those aux to female usb converters to connect a wireless usb headset?
  • jonyfrazejonyfraze jonyfraze Joined: Posts: 525
    Not too tech savy, but can you use those aux to female usb converters to connect a wireless usb headset?

    micro usb port on the break out is for the connection to the console only.
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  • Shinkuu TatsumakiShinkuu Tatsumaki Joined: Posts: 6,449
    edited February 22
    jonyfraze wrote: »
    Not too tech savy, but can you use those aux to female usb converters to connect a wireless usb headset?

    micro usb port on the break out is for the connection to the console only.

    I meant through the audio jack using something like this.
    51w7LcPSa3L._SX425_.jpg

    I would then connect the usb dongle into it for my wireless headset.
  • jonyfrazejonyfraze jonyfraze Joined: Posts: 525
    Ah gotcha. Good possibility it will work then. If it works on a dual shock 4 headset port it should work on this board.
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  • DarksakulDarksakul Your lack of faith disturbs me Joined: Posts: 20,221
    jonyfraze wrote: »
    Not too tech savy, but can you use those aux to female usb converters to connect a wireless usb headset?

    micro usb port on the break out is for the connection to the console only.

    I meant through the audio jack using something like this.
    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51w7LcPSa3L._SX425_.jpg

    I would then connect the usb dongle into it for my wireless headset.

    Actually that isn't going to work.

    USB uses a digital signal,
    The headset port outputs analog signal

    There zero electronics inside for the Digital to analog conversion

    That adapter is for USB DATA INPUT for very few select MP4 players and certain Car Stereos

    It will not make your USB headset work with a Audio jack

    You are far better off plugging your wireless headset directly to the console via one of it's USB ports.
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