2015 Volume 8 Issue 1 Pages 95-102
Via structures are unavoidable to connect signal paths when a multilayer circuit board is used to increase the signal density. It however becomes clear recently that high-speed via transmission causes not only impedance discontinuities but also the undesirable leak of signal power as the emission with the parallel plate transmission mode between the solid ground planes. In order to solve above problems, the suppression method for them is proposed in this paper. The proposed method is expanding a part of the clearance around the signal via as a fan shape. As a result of the 3D electromagnetic simulation, we confirmed that it could improve the levels of the signal power emissions from signal via from 57% to 30%. This method might be available to low-cost production of the multilayer circuit board in the next generation, in the point that it is applicable to conventional low-cost substrate manufacturing methods.