I am designing a PCB with Eagle in order to use the LMZ31503 voltage regulator from TI. This IC uses two ground planes, one called AGND and the other one called PGND for power routes. I linked PGND to the GND and am trying to isolate AGND and then somehow linked it at one point to PGND. However, I can't manage to have the two planes isolated from each other when I use polygons with the adequate names followed by the ratsnest function. They fuse together. Is there anyway I can keep them isolated. I have also tried using the ranking and "isolate" properties without significant results. Thank you for your help!
The problem is that eagle does not know which polygon to fill first. For some reason, it doesn't care and "merges" both.
The correct way is this:
- Draw both polygons
- Assign different net names to them
- Assign different ranks to them (e.g. in their properties). Polygons with low rank will now be drawn first.
Here is an example with two overlapping L-shaped polygons:
I would create a component that is two pads that are physically overlapping. Pin one connects to AGND and pin two connects to PGND thus your netlist is OK providing you draw this component in on the schematic.
You could also add an 0603 zero ohm resistor that connects the two points.