What is ZIF socket (Zero Insertion Force)? Definition
What does ZIF stands for? The acronym ZIF stands for Zero Insertion Force.
What is ZIF? Definition: ZIF is a socket located on the computer motherboard and is used to connect an electrical connector without applying force to the connector.
ZIF socket was designed by Intel and includes a small lever to insert and remove the computer processor. The lever allows a user to add or remove a computer processor without any tools, in other words ZIF sockets refer to insertion of chips that do not require pressure.
The ZIF interface evolved through eight variations, each with a differing number of pins and pin layout arrangements.