I have a unique situation where I may want to place a Micro-USB connector on a PCB, but not on the board edge. Mechanically, it would make sense if I could place it towards the middle of the board.
The concern is that the male end of the Micro-USB cable requires additional clearance on the top and bottom, which seems to prohibit this kind of connection as the PCB would be in the way of the bottom clearance:
I can't use a Right Angle (R/A) connector due to other mechanical constraints. I looked on Digikey and couldn't find anything that seems to fit.. Basically I want to take a regular Micro-USB SMT connector, and elevate it ~0.25" off the board.
One option I thought of is a breakout board like this:
Placed into a 0.100" female header on the board, like this (shown for representation, not the actual board):
I think this could get the job done, but I'd much rather do something integrated to keep things streamlined, clean, and not require an additional assembly step. Open to any suggestions or recommendations.