I'm wondering if it's possible to place a through-hole connection on the opposite side of an SMT microcontroller.
I have a small connector with a solder pin (for the shield) on one side of the board, and I'm hoping to place a microcontroller on the other side of the board. The hole for the connector would be near the center of the MCU package, away from the pins.
The board is extremely space constrained and this might be the only way to get the MCU on the board without going to a tiny-pitch WLCSP type package. The position of the connector cannot move.
Has anyone done this? What are the challenges and things to keep in mind?