I'm on a project where a microUSB connector seems to need a bit more mechanical strength than a surface mount, so I'm looking at through hole receptacles.
The pic is of a Hirose part, bottom of page 6 in THIS PDF, and Molex has similar footprints
A few questions - Do the non-round through holes need to be plated for increased mechanical strength, or is the solder connection to both sides good enough?
If they need to be plated through holes, and I'm using EagleCad, I assume the only way I'm going to get it done right is to communicate with the board house. Does anyone have any experience with non-round plated through holes and Eagle that they can share?