From: Doug McKean (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Jul 17 2000 - 16:25:14 PDT
Very good questions Hassan.
100ps edges gives you about a 3 to 5 GHz bandwidth
and a critical length for the trace running at about
3 GHz of about 1/4". I can see your concern now with
a 0.235" length via.
My solution? Drop a grounded via down next to your
signal via to maintain a vertical ground reference,
fudge around with some geometric parameters so as to
maintain your impedance as best you can, and run
As far as the simulation of grounds and vias, where
do you stop? That can become an art form. You're
going to have to talk with some of the real gurus.
Try starting with ...
> Hassan Ali wrote:
> That was a simplified sketch of via on a 24-layer pcb, 0.235" thick
> and has to operate at 2.5GB/s, 100ps risetime. Probably that
> equivalent circuit was an overkill, but how do I know that, and what
> would a simplified version be?
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