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How to increase microntroller pin Source and Sink Capacity

I'm working on a project but I've hit a block now. I need to drive a total of 169 LEDs using 26 pins at worst case all may be ON at once. I'm afraid that this may fry the MCU since 200mA is absolute ...
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Led must be mounted SINK or SOURCE so as not to interfere with communications? [closed]

I used 3.3v microcontroller. I want to add TX LED and RX LED communication on RS232, RS485, TTL/CMOS. My question: Led communication must be mounted as SINKING or SOURCING on I/O microcontroller ...
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Sinking and sourcing current

I have been reading that NPN transistors are sinking and PNP are sourcing devices. I do not really understand this concept. It says current source device connects load to Vcc and current sinking ...
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Driving Relay Board with Shift Register (Shift vs Sink)

I am trying to drive some ebay bought 8 channel relay boards. They are pretty simple, have a launchpad or arduino toggle a pin and the board turns on. However, I need to use a shift register with ...
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How to redesign a circuit to use a current sinking IC rather than a current sourcing IC

I'm building a serial servo controller to learn about electronics and assembly language as part of my hexapod robot project. Quite early on I decided that I needed more I/O channels than my ATTiny2313 ...
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current sourcing, current sinking

I'm a student studying electronics and I'm having trouble understanding the concept behind current sourcing and current sinking. We've covered it in a lab using a 7404 and an LED and all that. Just ...