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Meaning of PIN GRID ARRAY

 
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(PGA) A style of integrated circuit socket or pin-out with pins laid out on a square or rectangular grid with a separation of 0.1 inch in each direction. The pins near the centre of the array are often missing.

PGA is often used on motherboards for processors, e.g. socket 6 and socket 8.

PPGA is "plastic PGA" (as opposed to ceramic?).

See also spga.

 

 

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