Re: [SI-LIST] : Guard traces

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From: Tadashi ARAI (arap@jdc.paso.fujitsu.co.jp)
Date: Mon Jun 19 2000 - 20:04:24 PDT


I'm standing in opposite.

My calculation using XTK showed that there are benefit to reduce
crosstalk with additional guard trace. Wider the guard trace, smaller
noise we can get. Also vias intervals are very effective.

Radiation from clock traces are reduced by guard traces according to
MOM simulations (but not by me), too.

On Thu, 15 Jun 2000 21:22:28 -0700
Mail from dmckean@gte.net described as below:

> Personally?
>
> They're unnecessary.
>
> If done incorrectly, can lead to all sorts of problems.
> If done correctly, have to be stitched every inch or so
> with vias driving up the cost. Adding guard traces leads
> to separating the traces you wish to separate anyway.
> Distance is the best cure for crosstalk. Therefore, IMO,
> it's sort of redundant to use them.
>
> < ducking for cover ... >
>
> Regards, Doug McKean
>
> Sean Murray wrote:
> >
> > I don't know if this has been asked before, but what are the general
> > feelings on the use of guard traces to shield clock lines? Is it worth
> > it, or the required amount of gnd vias prevents this from being a viable
> > solution?

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