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Via placement for BGA power pins

JosephH , 03-15-2017, 07:21 PM
If a BGA chip has several pins in a row all connected to the same power net, is it recommended to provide a via to each of them, or is it ok for two or three power pins to share the same via?
mairomaster , 03-16-2017, 02:40 AM
It depends how much space you have available. If you have plenty of space, use a separate via for each pin. Otherwise it's normally alright to combine 2/3 pins. Also it depends on how much current they carry and how much noise tolerant they are. With a low current and less sensitive rail you can safely combine more pads.
robertferanec , 03-16-2017, 11:59 AM
I always start with one VIA per Power / GND pin. If there is no space I reduce it to two PADs sharing one VIA. I try almost never share three pads on the same side of PCB with one VIA.
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