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10. More Pi Outputs with 74HC595

Warren Gay

(1)St Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Like input GPIOs in Chapter 9, the application designer may require more GPIO outputs. Because this 74HC595 part is a member of the “HC” logic family, it is able to operate with a VCC ranging from 2.0 to 6.0 volts. This is perfect for operating under the 3.3V Raspberry Pi and costs less than a dollar at digikey.com. Figure 10-1 illustrates a chip that I’ve used.

Figure 10-1. 74HC595 serial in, parallel out shift register

Note that the HCT family is designed for TTL input levels. I focus ...

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