There are 4 names in this directory beginning with the letter Z.
Zero Insertion Force Component
A component designed to eliminate the insertion and withdrawal forces during mating and unmating.
Zero Insertion Force Connector
A connector in which the contacts do not make electrical or mechanical contact until after the connectors are mated; contacts are mated by movement of an actuation mechanism.
Zero Insertion Force Socket (ZIF)
A socket in which contact surfaces normally do not mechanically touch until after mating thus requiring no component insertion force. After mating the contacts are actuated in some manner to make intimate electrical contact.