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LED Pixel Protocol DMX512


This pixel protocol, also called DMX512P is adopted by many pixel manufacturers, and uses the standard DMX512 protocol as a single serial line to drive pixel chips.

Note: This protocol refers to a non-differential, single wire, DMX512 pixel chip. There are DMX512 protocols that use two data lines for differential transmission, which are also supported - see the protocol DMX512-D for more information.

DMX512 pixel protocol - Advatek Lighting

DMX512 pixel protocol

Note: Some variants of this chip may also offer a "White" output.


PixLite Mk1

PixLite Mk2

PixLite Mk3

Clock Type

Serial DMX (Single Wire) 

Color Resolution


Current Control



Input Voltage


Output Pixel Voltage


PWM Rate


Suitable Camera

Up to 100fps 

Data Transfer Rate

100 2500kbps supported 

Redundant Data Line

Considerations for Use


  • High PWM rate allows for filming these pixels with cameras up to 100fps
  • Up to 24V, allowing for very long cable lengths
  • Presence of white LED allows for higher brightness and more color mixing options


  • Data-only restricts refresh rates to be limited by the speed of the protocol, which can be slow
  • Only 8 bits of data for each color makes dimming curves less smooth
  • No redundancy in data

PixLite Support

Are you looking for DMX512 pixel drivers that work with Art-Net or sACN?

All PixLite Mk2, and Mk3 products support DMX512 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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