CTS CORPORATION Elkhart, Indiana 46514 (574) 523-3800
January 13, 2012
FOR RELEASE: Immediately
CTS Introduces TF Series 32.768 kHz Tuning Fork
Elkhart, IN…CTS Corporation (NYSE: CTS), a global leader in the design and manufacture of electronic components, today announced the release of TF32 and TF20 Series tuning fork crystals. These crystals are housed in a ceramic 2-pad surface mount package, 3.2mm x 1.5mm and 2.0mm x 1.2mm, respectively. Commonly referred to as “watch crystals,” these tuning fork designs are suitable for applications that include clock timers, wireless communications, test and measurement, portable equipment, FPGAs, PDAs, mobile phones and notebooks.
Starting with a 32.768 kHz frequency, the TF Series devices are optimized for a standard 12.5pF load capacitance. The standard frequency tolerance at +25°C is ±20 ppm. With a standard operating temperature range of -40°C to +85°C, the TF Series provides a temperature coefficient of -0.030 ppm/°C. Other load capacitance options and tolerances are available.
Additional features include: turnover temperature range of +20°C to +30°C, series resistance of 70k Ohms maximum, insulation resistance of 500M Ohms at +100 Vdc and storage temperature range at -55°C to +125°C. Aging is ±3 ppm per year. The TF Series products are RoHS compliant and shipped in standard tape and reel packaging.
For more information about the TF32 and TF20 Series, as well as other crystal resonator products, offering cost effective solutions in both standard and customized configurations, please reference the Crystal Resonators selector guide using the following web link: http://www.ctscorp.com/components/xtal.asp.
About CTS Electronic
CTS Electronic Components is a leading provider of engineered 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; Tucson, Arizona; Nogales, Mexico; Singapore; Zhongshan and Tianjin, China; Kaohsiung, Taiwan; and Brϋgg, Switzerland.
CTS is a leading designer and manufacturer of electronic components and sensors and a provider of electronics manufacturing services (EMS) 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.”
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Mitchell J. Walorski, Director of Investor Relations
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