Re: [SI-LIST] : Decoupling:routing

Doug Brooks ([email protected])
Mon, 27 Apr 1998 09:41:13 -0700

See the article in the March, 98 issue of PC Design Magazine
"ByPass Capacitors, a Conversation with Todd Hubing" where Todd
addresses this point specifically on p. 32
Doug Brooks

At 09:47 AM 4/27/98 -0400, you wrote:
> 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
> [email protected]
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