What are Blind and Buried Vias?

Blind and buried vias are only available on boards with at least four layers. Unlike regular vias on a two layer board which connect the two surface layers, buried and blind vias connect the inner layers with either other adjacent inner layers or adjacent surface layers.

Blind Vias: Connects an inner layer with the adjacent surface layer, they are only visible on one side of the boards and so are called 'blind' vias.

Buried Vias: Connects two adjacent inner copper layers. They are not visible from the surface and so are 'buried'.

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