What is the deal with TQFP ZIF sockets?
Most ZIF sockets aren’t exactly cheap, but TQFP sockets are in the range of insanely stupid pricing. I’m pondering a TQFP programmer that I can pop the chips into, but most of these little guys are $150 or so. I asked Bunnie, one of the more hardware savvy people I’ve met about it – and he came up with a place that has them for a mere $50. $60 if you want the clamshell stye. Given the hours of searching I put into it, I thought I’d share this one.