Must be designed with a differential impedance of 90Ω ±10%.
Route all differential pairs on the same layer adjacent to a solid ground plane.
Do not route differential pairs over any plane split.
Adding test points will cause impedance discontinuity and will therefore negative impact signal performance. If test points are used, they should be placed in series and symmetrically. They must not be placed in a manner that causes stub on the differential pair.
Avoid 90-degree turns in trace. The use of bends in differential traces should be kept to a minimum. When bends are used, the number of left and right bends should be as equal as possible and the angle of the bend should be ≥ 135 degrees. This will minimize any length mismatch causes by the bends and therefore minimize the impact bends have on EMI.
Minimize the trace lengths of the differential pair traces. The maximum recommended trace length for USB 2.0 differential pair signals is 8 inches. Longer trace lengths require very careful routing to assure proper signal integrity.
Match the etch lengths of the differential pair traces. The USB 2.0 differential pairs should not exceed 50 mils relative trace length difference.
Minimize the use of vias in the differential pair paths as much as possible. If this is not practical, make sure that the same via type and placement are used for both signals in a pair. Any vias used should be placed as close as possible to the TUSB2046x device.
Do not place power fuses across the differential pair traces.