Reinforcing vias eCADSTAR Video

Reinforcing Vias

Reinforcing vias or stitching vias, connect conductor areas on different PCB layers together in definable patterns.
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What are Reinforcing Vias?

Otherwise known as “stitching vias”, reinforcing vias connect conductor areas on different PCB layers together in definable patterns.

Benefits of Stitching Areas Together with Reinforcing Vias

  • You can stitch conductor areas that require a low impedance between layers much more quickly and predictably
  • It is much easier to avoid errors such as overlapping via clearance gaps that create plane discontinuities
  • It is much easier to be sure you have followed application-note rules for items like shield stitching
  • It is much easier to edit your PCB design to, for instance, change the vias types used for stitching

These three (1 minute) videos explain the basics of reinforcing vias in eCADSTAR

 

  • The Science of Reinforcing Vias describes what reinforcing vias do in electrical terms

 

  • Use Reinforcing Vias to Nail Down Power and Ground Areas presents an example of how you could use reinforcing vias in a popular kind of circuit— a buck (DC-to-DC step-down) converter

 

  • Easy and Consistent Reinforcing Via Selection drills down to some practicalities of how to get the most from reinforcing vias in eCADSTAR

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Jane Berrie
Jane BerrieElectronic Design Technology Partner
Jane Berrie is an EDA product innovator and technical marketing content creator, focusing on high-speed design and signal integrity. She is a published author of technical articles and a past session chair at the annual Design Automation Conference (DAC).

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