The last years I’ve sampled some parts from LCSC.com and it looks to be an interesting alternative/supplement to Mouser, Digikey, RS & Farnell. After looking over some samples of USB C connectors from them, I came to that I’ll only use USB C from here on in my projects (unless clients insist on something else).
So I laid out some simple breakout boards in Kicad to test some of these parts. $0.14 for a USB C power connector or $0.24 for USB 2 on Type C is quite tempting, so I wrote up some of my thoughts on my blog. If you have an interest in USB Type C, please have a look and provide some feedback? I also added some experiences from laying out a USB 3.1 SuperSpeed Hub, so it’s hopefully an interesting read for anyone curious.