New batch of pdp8 OMNIBUS to USB interface! Please Read and react!
w2hx at w2hx.com
Tue Feb 14 09:21:55 CST 2017
That is a very nice and robust part you linked to. Looks perfect
From: Ethan Dicks <ethan.dicks at gmail.com>
Sent: Feb 14, 2017 10:03 AM
To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
Subject: Re: New batch of pdp8 OMNIBUS to USB interface! Please Read and react!
On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 8:27 AM, Alfred M. Szmidt <ams at gnu.org> wrote:
> FWIW, Mini-B connectors are on their way out, nor USB OTG compliant.
> Though agreed that they are flimsy... Why not just a type A or
> something? Easy, big, and robust.
This is a peripheral. USB OTG doesn't apply, and USB-A would be
"inappropriate". Pretend this is an inkjet printer. What plug would
you expect to find on that?
I don't _mind_ Mini (I have a number of devices and cables that are
mini) and it _is_ more robust than Micro (I have seen plenty of phones
and tablets with broken micro plugs).
I have a suggestion... put 4 vias on 0.1" spacing next to the micro
connector so we could, for example, add a chassis-friendly exit cable
of our own purchase/manufacture if we choose, to have a nice fat USB-B
on the outside of the case.
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