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Gold plated outline Ground

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:18 am
by Nikosant03
Hi everyone and happy new year,

What is the purpose of this outline gold plated ground with vias fence?

Please see the attached picture

Thanks in advance

Nick

Re: Gold plated outline Ground

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:15 am
by languer
Via ground fencing -> a cheaper version to edge plating. It could be to prevent unwanted energy from radiating out of the board edges. Or it could be to provide ground connection for some sort of edge connector (e.g. PCI slot mount).

Re: Gold plated outline Ground

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:13 am
by Nikosant03
Thank you languer!!