LED driver chip(s) discussion

xl97:
nice…

probably works equally as well for the 5945 then too? (from what “I” could see only difference was the total mA/current available?)

I updated first post with link to this… as well as links to the libraries and datasheet for the MAX chips…

just so Im clear on ‘terminology’ here… when people say ‘ShiftRegister’ these are the (type) of chips they are talking about…yes?
I see it used commonly… (mostly with this chip: 74HC164)… but others as well…

thanks

These are more speciality LED drivers that have a shift register as part of their internal architecture. I would say the 164, 165, and 595 (and some others - 299, 395, etc.) are what people are talking about when they specifically talk about shift registers.