SLLSEE6B July 2014 – January 2016 TUSB8041-Q1
VDD should be implemented as a single power plane, as should VDD33.
It is recommended that only one board ground plane be used in the design. This provides the best image plane for signal traces running above the plane. The thermal pad of the TUSB8041-Q1 and any of the voltage regulators should be connected to this plane with vias. An earth or chassis ground is implemented only near the USB port connectors on a different plane for EMI and ESD purposes.