8 Bit Shift Register


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Shift registers are great for expanding the number of digital pins on your microcontroller. This specific 8 bit shift register will add 8 additional digital outputs while only using 3 from your microcontroller.


SKU: IC-004 Manufacturer: Texas Instruments Mfg Part Number: SN74HC595N Category: Tag:


The SN74HC595N is an 8-bit serial-in, parallel-out shift register IC with additional features such as an 8-bit storage register, output enable control, and cascading capability. It is commonly used in digital systems to expand the output capability of microcontrollers or for driving LEDs and other display elements. With just three digital inputs, 8 digital outputs are created. Initially, these sound a lot like a basic 3 – 8 decoder but a shift register is a lot more flexible. While a 3 – 8 decoder can only set one of the 8 pins at a time, this shift register can dynamically switch all 8 pins between high and low in any combination.


  • Input Voltage: 2-6VDC
  • Current: 80μA
  • ±6-mA Output Drive at 5 V
  • Uses 3 Digital Outputs to create 8

Package Contents

  • 1 x 8 Bit Shift Register

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Soldering Skill: N/A
Prototyping Skill: Beginner
Programming Skill: Intermediate

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Weight: 2 g

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