I’m new to PCB layout. A design I’m working on has a couple of IC’s that cannot seem to be oriented in a way that makes the data bus from one to the other convenient.
So, I end of creating 8-10 traces that wrap all over the place in an effort to keep them separate. Based on some tutorials I found on YouTube, I keep ground traces on the bottom layer and data/bus traces on the top.
Is it considered good practice to route 8 data lines on the top plane, through 8 via’s to the bottom plane, and then back up to the top?
I hope that makes sense. I think this might help me make a smaller board because I have to stretch the board out in order to allow the traces to fit around IC’s.