RAK19003 Rev E updated Schematic: TX/RX Issues

Did the pinout of the RAK19003 change going from Rev B to Rev E? I understand the internal power management changed going from B to E. That’s fine.

I have the RAK19003 Rev B schematic from the RAK website. It shows BTB40 Pin 33/34 connected to TXD1/RXD1 and J7 TXD1/RXD1 on pin 2/1 respectively. Also J4 and J5 expose TXD1 and RXD1. The silk screen on the Rev E board J7 shows TX0/RX0. That’s fine if it’s just a naming change from schematic to PWB.

The issue I’m having is that I’m trying to pass PB6/PB7 as IO pins from the RAK3172/3372 module out to J7 TX0/RX0. I’m not seeing any continuity when I probe this path. PB6 and PB7 are on pin 4 and 5 of the RAK3172 (UART1/UART2). I’m using STM32CubeMX to redefine PB6 and PB7 to GPIO.

It looks to me like something changed going from the RAK19003 Rev B board to Rev E. This did work at one time :slight_smile: Would sure appreciate some guidance.

Yes, the pin assignment on the header pins is different between RAK19003 Ver.B and Ver.E.

As RX1/TX1 is already used on the Sensor Slots it made more sense to put RX0/TX0 on the pin headers, as they are not used anywhere else.

Thanks for confirming.