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PGA
Author: Gabriel Torres Last Updated: October 19, 2005
Category: Packaging

Pin Grid Array or Professional Graphics Adapter

(1) Integrated circuits packaging pattern. On PC usually processors (and many years ago, math co-processors) use this kind of packaging. The integrated circuit is squared with its pins on the bottom and is installed on the printed circuit board through a socket. It has several versions, depending on the material used: ceramic (CPGA), plastic (PPGA) or organic (OPGA).

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(2) Video standard released by IBM in 1984. This video board price tag was beyond USD 4,000 and it was huge, using three printed circuit boards ”stacked“. The board had a dedicated 8088 processor. It required a special video monitor and was aimed to CAD applications. Its maximum resolution was 640x480, the same of VGA.

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