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ARM Microprocessors and ATS superGRIP: Attached at the Clip

Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc., (ATS), has introduced a line of heat sinks compatible with the Sitara ARM Microprocessor family from Texas Instruments.

AM1707 from Texas Instruments

AM1707 from Texas Instruments

The Sitara ARM Microprocessors feature ARM Cortex-8 and ARM9 MPUs, which are used in a wide variety of Industrial, Medical, and Consumer Electronics applications.

The AM17x family consists of low-power ARM microprocessors that enable OEMs and ODMs to maximize product offerings by providing high processing performance life, advanced operating systems and rich user interfaces. Compatible operating systems include Neutrino, Integrity, Windows, Embedded CE, Linux, VXWorks and Android.

ATS patented maxiFLOW heat sinks with superGRIP clip attachment ensure long-term product reliability and maximum performance from the Sitara ARM Microprocessors. maxiFLOW high performance BGA heat sinks feature a low profile, spread fin array that maximizes surface area for more effective convection air cooling. The unique maxiFLOWTM design provides thermal performance that is 30-200% better than conventional heat sinks.

ATS' maxiFLOW Heat Sink with superGRIP Attachment

ATS’ maxiFLOW Heat Sink with superGRIP Attachment

maxiFLOW is available with pre-assembled phase change material, maxiGRIP clip attachments, and superGRIP clip attachments. The superGRIP attachment system features a plastic frame clip that fastens securely around the perimeter of a component and a metal spring clip that slips through a heat sinks fin field and locks securely to both ends of the plastic frame. The resulting superGRIP assembly applies steady even pressure to the component throughout the product lifecycle, improving thermal performance and long-term reliability. The ATS superGRIP heat sink attachment system permits the use of high performance phase changing thermal interface materials that improves heat transfer by as much as 20 times more than typical double-sided adhesive thermal tapes. It also allows for the heat sink to be detached and reattached without damaging the component or the PCB, an important feature for applications where PCB rework and ease of assembly and disassembly are important. The full range of ATS products compatible with Texas Instruments products can be viewed in the new heat sink selection tool on http://qats.com/Distributor/AE-Dist.php

To learn more about maxiFLOW heat sinks and the superGRIP clip attachment, please visit www.qats.com, email ats-hq@qats.com, or call 781-769-2800.

ATS’ maxiFLOW Heat Sinks a Great Match with Altera’s Cyclone V

ATS’ new Heat Sink Selection Tool on www.qats.com allow engineers to match existing ATS heat sinks with specific applications from the top component manufacturers in the market.

Altera’s Cyclone® V FPGAs provide the industry’s lowest system cost and power, along with performance levels that make the device family ideal for differentiating your high-volume applications. You’ll get up to 40 percent lower total power compared with the previous generation, efficient logic integration capabilities, integrated transceiver variants, and SoC FPGA variants with an ARM®-based hard processor system (HPS).

Cyclone V (courtesy of Altera, http://www.altera.com/devices/fpga/cyclone-v-fpgas/cyv-index.jsp)

ATS has over 1,800 heat sinks that meet the specific application requirements of Altera. For example, the Altera Cyclone® V component part number 5CGXFC7D7F27C8NES has 17 cooling solutions, including ATS maxiFLOWTM high performance bga heat sink. maxiFLOWTM unique design provides thermal performance that is 30- 200% better than the conventional heat sinks. By combining maxiFLOWTM heat sinks with the Cyclone® V FPGAs, you can get the power, cost, and performance levels you need for high-volume applications including protocol bridging, motor control drives, broadcast video converter and capture cards, and handheld devices.

maxiFLOW heat sink results from the new Heat Sink Selection Tool

For mounting the heat sink to the pcb, these heat sinks are available with pre-assembled thermal interface materials and with the maxiGRIPTM heat sink attachment. maxiGRIPTM provides a steady, even pressure from the heat sink to the Cyclone® V with easy instillation and removal, eliminating the need to drill holes in the pcb.

Test out the new Heat Sink Selection Tool to view the full list of heat sinks specific to Altera components, along with the full list of component manufacturers that are compatible with ATS cooling solutions.