OK to put a via on a pad?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by tom66, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. tom66

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    I'm still a novice at designing PCBs, having only designed a few before. Does anyone know if it's OK to put a via on the pad of a surface mount chip, to move from layer 1 to component layer or vice-versa?

    I'm going to be using traditional PCB manufacturing houses to make these PCBs.

    Any input appreciated!
     
  2. Ghar

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  3. mcgyvr

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    No its not a good idea.. nor recommended. Simply put a really short trace and the via there.. but I wouldn't put a via one a pad that will be under the components pin.
     
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