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LED Pixel Protocol CS8812

Overview

This pixel protocol was designed by Witop Technology Co. Ltd in China. It uses 12V as its main power input for each chip, VDD, which is then dropped down to 5V inside each pixel for its logic requirements. This allows longer chains of pixels to driven in series. The control circuit comes in two physical format options: SOP8 and SMD5050. In the 5050 SMD package, LEDs are integrated, which provides a small physical footprint for each pixel. In the SOP8 package, LEDs are external to the control circuit, allowing for more flexibility with LED choice.

Specifications

PixLite Mk1

PixLite Mk2

PixLite Mk3

Clock Type

Data-Only 

Color Resolution

Bits 

Built-in Gamma Correction

12 Bits 

Current Control

Physical Package

SOP8 or SMD5050 with integrated LEDs 

RGB

RBGW

Input Voltage

12V 

Output Pixel Voltage

12V 

PWM Rate

8000Hz 

Suitable Camera

Up to 267fps 

Data Transfer Rate

800kbps 

Redundant Data Line

Colors

Color 

Brightness 

Wavelength 

Red 

450 mcd 

615 – 630 nm 

Green 

1300 mcd 

520 – 535 nm 

Blue 

280 mcd 

460 – 475 nm 

Considerations for Use

Advantages

  • Very high PWM rate allows for filming these pixels with cameras up to 267fps
  • 12V operation allows for long cable lengths and long chains of pixels
  • Redundant data line reduces chance of entire strip failure
  • 12-bit built-in gamma correction makes dimming curves more smooth
  • Option for either SOP8 or SMD5050

Disadvantages

  • Data-only restricts refresh rates to be limited by the speed of the protocol, which can be slow

PixLite Support

Are you looking for CS8812 pixel drivers that work with Art-Net or sACN?

All PixLite Mk3 products support CS8812 as an available Pixel IC type, so get in touch with us to find out how the lighting specialists at Advatek can support you in your pixel lighting project.

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