Gold plated outline Ground

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Nikosant03
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Gold plated outline Ground

Post by Nikosant03 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:18 am

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
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languer
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Re: Gold plated outline Ground

Post by languer » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:15 am

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).

Nikosant03
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Re: Gold plated outline Ground

Post by Nikosant03 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:13 am

Thank you languer!!

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