Breaking ground plane to pass differential pair traces

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acheriti

Joined Apr 26, 2020
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Hi guys,
I'm doing a 8 layer PCB where I have a couple of differential pairs to route. My stackup is the following
L1 : TOP
L2 : GND
L3:SIG
L4:GND
L5:GND
L6:SIG
L7:GND
L8: BOT
I routed my diff pairs on the inner signal layers, however from time to time I get stucked and don't have any path to continue my routing
=> Would it be dammageable if I switch from my signal layer to go to one of my ground plane layer , continue my path on the ground plane and then come back to the signal layer when it's possible ? Let's say I switch a diff pair from L3 to L4 and then come back to L3.
=> Furthermore I have some low speed signals to pass. Once again is it dammageable for my diff pairs if I route my low speed signals on the ground planes ?
The result of doing this would be fragmented ground planes. However I plan on making sure the planes above / below every diff plane is continous.
Thanks a lot for your answers !
 
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