USB 3.1 Type C


USB-C now offers different connector variants ranging from USB 2.0 in Type-C housing to Type-C for a 10 GBit data rate. The housing variants have also become more diverse. From the horizontal hybrid type to vertical variants and the mid-mount type, which is placed in a PCB cutout. All these types have their special characteristics, which in many cases may already have to be taken into account in the layout to ensure problem-free manufacturing is possible afterwards. We would like to shed light on these points and identify ways of dealing with the challenges. The PCB itself and its manufacture cannot be left out of the equation either, as it has certain limitations that should be taken into account in order to achieve the best possible result. Once all this has been done, it is a matter of controlling the manufacturing process in its various steps from stencil printing to the soldering oven and optimizing the parameters, so that the slender type-C connectors can also be processed in a way suitable for series production.

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