ZIF socket

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Short for zero insertion force socket. A chip socket into which it is possible to place a chip with no downward force. Electrical contact is then made by moving a small lever that causes each leg of the chip to be firmly gripped. A ZIF socket is used where chips are regularly moved in and out of a socket, e.g. in a PROM programmer.

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