SCLS383N September 1997 – October 2015 SN74LV244A
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The SN74LV244A device can be used as an 8-channel buffer to drive signals from one controller to another device. Buffers are typically used for signals running on long traces on printed circuit boards or going through connectors linking two printed circuit boards together. Buffers are also used to create delay between the lines to match the edges of two clock or data signals. The high-current capability of the SN74LV244A device also allows a controller to drive LEDs up to 16 mA.
A 0.1-µF bypass capacitor must be placed between each VCC pin and GND. For best results, each capacitor must be placed as close as possible to the SN74LV244A device.