This is a bit different from the usual question about connector footprints here because instead of asking about how to create a footprint for a given part, my question is how to find a connector matching an existing footprint?
A board for a wearable device that I'm working with and trying to adapt to new purposes includes a footprint for an unpopulated connector that has some signals I need to access (JTAG, for instance). I could try soldering on sixteen tiny wires, but it's small (the connector pitch is 0.4mm) and a far neater solution would be to identify and solder on a connector I could use.
The board uses a number of Hirose FPC connectors, and this is somewhat similar to the BM10 series of connectors but the dimension don't quite seem to match. Also, I have no real guarantee that this particular footprint was laid out for a Hirose connector.
- What's a candidate surface mount connector for this particular footprint?
- More generally, what's a clever way to go from footprint to connector for tiny mezzanine or board-to-FPC connectors like this?