News | April 4, 2014

A Comprehensive Guide Of CTS' Heat Sinks

Superior Thermal Conductivity for Xilinx All Programmable™ FPGAs, 3D ICs and SoCs

CTS Corporation, through its subsidiary, CTS Electronic Components, Inc., and Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc., announce the release of a comprehensive thermal solutions guide for Xilinx All Programmable™ FPGAs, 3D ICs and SoCs. The guide is a tool that enables thermal design experts to quickly identify heat sink solutions for their Xilinx All Programmable™ design.

Many common electronic devices rely on heat sinks to dissipate heat. Most people find them simple to use, easy to understand and cost effective. Mounted correctly, they may function virtually failure-free.

As a leading designer and manufacturer of electronic components, CTS offers heat sinks with excellent thermal resistance to effectively dissipate heat in Xilinx All Programmable™ FPGAs, 3D ICs and SoCs. Due to the variety of packages and IC thicknesses of Xilinx’s packages, CTS provides three clip options (small, medium and large), multiple thermal interface materials and appropriate variations in the heat sinks’ base thickness to deliver the perfect thermal solution.

Additionally, CTS’ various mounting options require no special tools or additional holes on the PCB which allow for easy assembly and cost efficiency.

“The development of the design guide for Xilinx All Programmable™ is a collaborative effort between CTS and Avnet,” states Terry Luxmore, director of thermal products for CTS. “The guide highlights our products’ superior performance which extends beyond most thermal solutions.”

“As CTS’ channel partner, Avnet recommends CTS’ heat sinks to designers who currently require or are considering thermal solutions that provide adequate device cooling,” says Matt Burns, global IP&E technical marketing specialist at Avnet Electronics Marketing. “CTS is an expert in its industry and its thermal management performance is second to none.”

The comprehensive guide of CTS’ heat sinks for Xilinx All Programmable™ FPGAs, 3D ICs and SoCs are available for download at For more information, visit

About Electronics Marketing
Avnet Electronics Marketing is an operating group of Phoenix-based Avnet, Inc. that serves electronic original equipment manufacturers (EOEMs) and electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers in more than 80 countries, distributing electronic components and embedded systems from leading manufacturers and providing associated design-chain, supply-chain and value-added integration services. For more information, visit

About Avnet Inc.
Avnet, Inc., a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers globally. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 29, 2013, Avnet generated revenue of $25.5B. For more information, visit

About CTS Electronic Components, Inc.
CTS Electronic Components, Inc., a subsidiary of CTS Corporation, is a leading provider of electronic components used in communications, medical, defense and aerospace, industrial and computer applications for OEMs and Contract Manufacturers worldwide. The Company has manufacturing locations in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Hopkinton, Massachusetts; Nogales, Mexico; Singapore; and Tianjin, China.

About CTS
CTS is a leading designer and manufacturer of electronic components and sensors to OEMs in the automotive, communications, medical, defense and aerospace, industrial and computer markets. CTS manufactures products in North America, Europe and Asia. CTS' stock is traded on the NYSE under the ticker symbol "CTS.”

SOURCE: CTS Electronic Components

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