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smartperson

Hi guys,

I'm working on my first Arduino-based project and I saw that the STP16C596B1R is mentioned as a great easy-to-use SPI-based chip to drive LEDs.  When I check on octopart.com no retailer has any in stock and it is listed as obsolete/discontinued.

Is there another IC I can use that is similar and actually still available?

Thanks very much!

Nachtwind

From comparing the datasheets this one might actually be a chip you might look into:
TLC5940
http://focus.ti.com/docs/prod/folders/print/tlc5940.html

*16 channels
*PWM support
*Serial interface

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