[SI-LIST] : Decoupling:routing

DFONTANE (DFONTANE@mailb.harris.com)
Mon, 27 Apr 1998 09:47:41 -0400

I have been looking at several PWB designs and have noticed that the
decoupling capacitors are placed near the power pins of the IC's.
However, the caps are not routed directly to the power pins. The
decoupling caps have a via connection to the power plane or ground
plane.

Is there anything wrong with this?

My assumption is that the caps are placed near the component and are
then routed directly to the power pins of the component on the top
layer.


David Fontanez
dfontane@harris.com