RE: [SI-LIST] : Layout of Bypass Cap

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From: Thomas Jackson ([email protected])
Date: Fri Mar 16 2001 - 11:14:02 PST

Assuming there are large, thin power-ground pairs to make good parallel
plate capacitors, I would put the capacitors anywhere. But, make sure that
all the capacitor and component power and ground pins are connected to their
respective planes with the shortest connection paths and the smallest
current loop areas possible.
Thomas L. Jackson, P.E.
Staff VLSI Design Engineer
Network Access Development
Systems Solutions Group
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-----Original Message-----
From: Kai Siang [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Friday, March 16, 2001 10:17 AM
To: [email protected]
Subject: [SI-LIST] : Layout of Bypass Cap

A question on bypass caps. How do I place bypass caps ? Do i connect a fat
short trace from the pad of surface mount cap to the supply pin of the IC
and then punch a via to the power plane near this pin ? Or can i place the
cap physically near the supply pin and just punch a via into the power plane
? Which approach is better ?
Kai Siang

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