I'm replacing USB Micro and USB B connectors on my PCBs for USB-C connectors, but only using USB 2.0.
So I'm looking for a connector that isn't too complex to layout or hard to solder. I found this one (CX90M-16P, page 6) and I'd like some help on interpreting this land pattern / connections:
Question: The datasheet lists this connector as a 16 Pin part. However, I count 18 pads - one before A1 and one after A12. I wonder what should I connect the extra 2 pads to? Ground? Leave them floating? Should I ask Hirose or is there some info which I'm not seeing?
In this other document, these pins are listed as "MID", but still I dont know where to connect them to.
(I was going to ask this but I answered my own question:
Question 2: It is missing pads A2, A3, A10, A11, B2, B3, B10, B11, which are for the "SuperSpeed" differential pairs. For my USB 2.0 applications, this should be no issue, correct? (Ok I just answered my own question, since USB 2 USB-C cables don't even have these connections as well) )