Layer Stackup

Layer Stackup

What is Printed Circuit Board Layer Stack?

PCB layer Stackup (layer stack-up) is the arranging of signal and power layers of a PCB to meet the electrical and mechanical performance. The planning of multilayer PCB layer stackup is one of the most important factors in achieving the best performance of your product.

4 Layer pcb Stackup

4 Layer pcb Stackup example

A good stack-up can be very effective in reducing radiation from the loops on the PCB. On the other hand, a poor stack-up can increase from both of these mechanisms considerably.

6 Layer Stackup

6 Layer PCB Stackup example

Why is PCB layer stackup an important factor?

8 Layer Stackup

8 Layer PCB Stackup example

PCB layer stackup is a way to getting multiple printed circuit boards in the same device by stacking them on top of each other while making sure there is a predefined mutual connection among them.

  • Planning optimal multilayer layer stack-up is one of the most important factors in determining the EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) performance of a product. For example, to improve the EMC performance of a 4 layer board , it is better to space the signal layers as close to the planes as possible, and use a large core between the power and ground plane. This is the most effective way to improve the performance of a 4 layer board.
  • A good multilayer PCB layer stackup can balance Signal Integrity (SI) well against manufacturability and reliability.
  • Layer Stackup is the basic process to avoid emission, crosstalk and all other kinds of disturbances of high-speed applications.

10 Layer Stackup

10 Layer PCB Stackup example

There is really no limit to the number of layers that can be fabricated in a multilayer PCB, and Venture’s maximum capability is 32 layers.

2 Layer aluminum stack-up Example

2 Layer Aluminum PCB Stack-Up Example


Most of the boards we are building everyday are less than 16 layers. To find out more about multilayer boards layer stackup information, please feel free to contact our sales.

4 Layer aluminum stack-up

4 Layer Aluminum PCB Stack-Up Example

We also offer free stack-up checking, you are more than welcome to contact us.