The IC 74HC165 can read an input of up to 8 parallel lines and produce a single, serial output. It’s a great way to increase the number of inputs of a microcontroller.
- The breakout use standard 2.54mm pitch pin holes, easy for prototyping.
- Wide Operating Voltage Range of 2 V to 6 V
- Parallel-to-Serial Data Conversion, 74HC595 works the other way round – Serial to Parallel data conversion.
- One side serial-in and one side serial-out pins, another long side for parallel input 8 bit pins.