What is Zero Insertion Force (ZIF)?

On the base of a computer, there is a sort of connector called a ZIF socket that makes it simple to enter and remove a CPU. To avoid twisting or harming the processor's wires, it carefully inserts the processor using a tiny tool next to the port. In most cases, no extra instruments are needed to install a microprocessor into a ZIF slot. ZIF sockets are the only types of contemporary CPU sockets that use PGA packages; Land Grid Array (LGA) sockets don't even put wires into the socket.

Lift the handle next to the socket up before placing a chip into a ZIF receptacle. The wires on the bottom of the chip can easily slide into the socket because the contacts inside the socket open up. The contacts enclose the pins after the handle is lowered once more to seal the hole. After that, the mechanism is securely secured in position to protect the Processor chip.

Before the invention of ZIF sockets, it was necessary for the programmer to use a lot of effort to press each wire on the bottom of the chip into the socket. More power is needed for chips with more connections. Pins may be bent or broken if excessive power is applied, or if it is applied irregularly, rendering the Processor useless.

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