I have a very specific question.
I want to create a very thin storage device solution.
A picture is worth a thousands words so here you can see the hardware I have:
This is the image of a USB pen drive without the outer casing.
Now, I am very happy with the circuit board, NAND chip etc. in terms of performance and thickness.
However the USB connector is 12mmx11mmx4mm much too thick. Pretty much a deal-breaker.
When I peer into the USB connector hole, I see 4 golden strips.
Can I remove the outer casing for the USB connector and simply keep the four golden strips and still connect functionally to USB ports, or does the outer casing of the connector(with two holes on top and two on the bottom) contain some crucial components for I/O?
Finally, can I find a very thin port for this USB flash device so that the whole structure will be less than 0.5-1mm thick?
USB circuit board — USB connector — USB port — cable
As you see, both the first part and the last part are thin enough,I am trying to reduce thickness on the intermediate parts.