For those who are always using LEDs in their electronics projects, you might be feeling bored with it. Honestly, there are many interesting parts of the LEDs that you’re haven’t discover it. Oh, you didn’t believe it? Hmm…, maybe this spectacular ShiftBrite is going to proof it!
Technically, ShiftBrite is similar with the ordinary LED, except it equipped with a high-brightness LED module, which is containing three colors: Red, green and blue. For your information, it generally uses a simple clocked serial interface to receive a 10-bit brightness value for each color. As a result, it can play over a billion of possible colors (Sounds like a great LED module, isn’t it?)
ShiftBrite is well-equipped with current control and automatic overtemperature control. Furthermore, each channel can be adjusted with a separate current control register. Also, each input is buffered and output on the other side of the module. This feature allow each ShiftBrite to repeat the signal to the next, which is enabling longer cable runs between elements without excessive loading of microcontroller I/O pins.
Plus, the integrated voltage regulator is used to power the internal logic, which means a single 5 to 9 volt supply is able to power the ShiftBrite chain continuously!