Blind & Buried Vias

Due to the increasing complexity of design structures blind vias and buried vias are increasingly used in high-density circuit boards (HDI-PCB).

A blind Via connects exactly one outer layer with one or more inner layers.

A buried via is a via between at least two inner layers, which is not visible from the outer layers. This technology allows more functionality in less board space (packing density).

For cost reasons, we recommend avoiding an overlap of blind and buried vias in the layer build-up! For example, avoid blind vias from L1 - L3 and simultaneously buried vias from L2 - L4.

Blind Via

Microsection of a blind via

Blind vias are used to connect one outer layer with at least one inner layer.

The holes for each connection level must be defined as a separate drill file.

The ratio of hole depth to drill diameter (aspect ratio) must be ≤ 1.

The smallest hole determines the depth and thus the max. distance between the
outer layer and the corresponding inner layers.

Your advantage: Whether laser or mechanically drilled, we always use the best / cheapest technology suitable for the job!


Design Parameters

Design parameters for printed circuit board blind vias.
 Ø min.Annular ring min.*Via PadØ max.Aspect Ratio
 Blind Via (mechanical)Ø min.0.100mmAnnular ring min.*0.100mmVia Pad0.300mmØ max.0.4mmAspect Ratio1:1 (rfq 1:1,2)
 Blind Via (laser)Ø min.0.075mmAnnular ring min.*0.075mmVia Pad0.225mmØ max.0.4mmAspect Ratio1:1

*  circular


Optional: Via-in-Pad

Copper filled via

You can also place your blind vias within pads.

See Via-in-Pad.

Buried Via

Microsection of a circuit board buried via.

Buried vias are used to create connections of the inner layers, which have no contact with the outer layers.

The holes for each connection level must be defined as a separate drill file.

The ratio of hole depth to drill diameter (aspect ratio) must be ≤ 12.

The smallest hole determines the depth and thus the max. distance between the respective inner layers.

Generally: The larger you choose the annular rings on the inner layers, the more stable the connection.


Design Parameters

Design parameters for printed circuit board buried vias.
 Ø min.Annular ring min.*Via PadØ max.Aspect Ratio
 Buried Via (standard)Ø min.0.100mmAnnular ring min.*0.100mmVia Pad0.300mmØ max.0.4mmAspect Ratio1:10
 Buried Via (special production)Ø min.0.075mmAnnular ring min.*0.075mmVia Pad0.225mmØ max.0.4mmAspect Ratio1:12

* circular


Optional: Filled Buried Via

Buried vias with a min. Ø of 0.150mm can be filled galvanically.