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  • initialism Zero insertion force
  • initialism Zero intermediate frequency
  • initialism Zeolitic imidazolate frameworks


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  • The Socket 7 is called a ZIF socket, this stands for ‘zero insertion force’. will teach How to you DIY « Articles « Literacy News

  • Members of a selection of these ZIFs (termed ZIF-68, ZIF-69, and ZIF-70) have high thermal stability (up to 390°C) and chemical stability in refluxing organic and aqueous media.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • The sponge-like material, called ZIF-69, promises to hold 60 times its volume in carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas scientists say is primarily responsible for climate change.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • Alternatively, using some kind of ZIF technology at the high end would allow more flexibility - the 200W socket by your bed or in the conference room could be push-to-seat while the 20A one for your stove could have a locking lever that pushes the contacts onto the pins.

    Brad Ideas - Comments

  • Those ZIF connectors tend to hold them down fairly well.

    Seriously, Apple

  • Except Macs now use older processors than PC their competitors and still give you no upgrade options save ram because they solder thier compnents as opposed to ZIF sockets for easy upgrade.

    iSuck | My[confined]Space

  • Yaghi says the ZIFs can be cycled, but what is the energy needed to cycle the system, how many times can it be cycled and what is the loss of the ZIF effectiveness per cycle.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • PQI's 256GB SSD Turbo+ features transfer rates of up to 60MB/sec, PCI-E SSD is dedicated to notebooks in the form of a removable storage medium and 1.8 32GB ZIF interface SSD is a rare but effective industrial storage option.

    May 2007 -

  • AMY ZIF: For travelers who are staying in a hotel, there are a couple of things you want to remember.

    CNN Transcript Mar 17, 2007

  • It found that the subwoofer enclosure was being held in place by a stripped screw and that there was an unlocked ZIF socket connecting the IR sensor, which the team described as "not fitting for an $1,800 machine."

    Ars Technica


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