Announcement of new Quick Set series Heat Sink
Issue Date: 2010/02/24
Revised Date: 2018/01/29
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Alpha is proud to announce the availability of a new series of heat sinks featuring a very innovative attachment mechanism.

Electronic components have become faster and more compact, generating more heat and increasing thermal densities. This has led to the use of heat sinks of increased size and mass. One of the biggest challenges for thermal/mechanical engineers is mechanically mounting larger heat sinks while minimizing the amount board real estate used by the attachment mechanism. Generating sufficient attachment force is also critical with regards to mechanical security and proper performance of thermal interface materials.

Alpha's new Quick Set series heat sinks have been designed to address both issues, providing secure and reliable attachment while requiring the absolute minimum of board real estate.

Quick Set series features and advantages:

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Small PCB Area

Mounting pins only require 1.8mm[.071"] diameter holes in the PCB.
Small footprint greatly reduces the amount of PCB space sacrificed for heat sink attachment, minimizing or eliminating the need to move board traces.

Stable & Robust

Heat sinks are mechanically attached to the PCB instead of the chip package or substrate.
Shock and vibration loads are transferred to the PCB
instead of the chip and solder balls.

Location Guide

Heat sink location and orientation is precisely set by anchor and pin. The possibility of damaging the chip, heat sink, or thermal interface material during installation is greatly reduced as well as the possibility of installing the heat sink in the wrong orientation or location.


Heat sink comes pre-assembled with clip, ready for installation.


Press and slide to install. Easy!

In Jan-2018, the QuickSet series was revised from the QS to QT series. The new QT series offers several design advantages including layout flexibility at a lower price point, without the need for additional NRE/tooling fees. Please visit our online catalog - QT series for additional details.

© 2010 Alpha Novatech, Inc.