In my current project I need to shift in with only 3 pins. Unfortunately I only have SN74HC165N lying around, which as far as I know, require 4 pins. Is there any way to use them with only 3 pins? or is my only option to buy a CD4021 ? Thanks.
Tie CLK_INH low, and then you need 3 pins - SH/LD, CLK, and QH
that's easy, thanks, figured it would have been more difficult.