This pixel protocol was designed by Genesis-Systech in China. While the features are very similar to GS8206, GS8208 also allows for a constant current pixel system, via a series LED connection. This results in a more stable lighting system. The control circuit comes in a SOP8 package, allowing for more flexibility with LED choice.
Built-in Gamma Correction
|Enhanced to 12 Bits (+4 Bits)
Output Pixel Voltage
|Up to 267fps
Data Transfer Rate
Redundant Data Line
Considerations for Use
- 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
- Additional 4 bits of built-in gamma correction enhances LED output to 12 bits, making colors more accurate and dimming curves more smooth
- Data-only restricts refresh rates to be limited by the speed of the protocol, which can be slow
On start-up, all GS8208 pixel lights will momentarily flash, and then enter a built-in test mode for a short period of time. When this self-test has finished, the pixels will proceed to respond to their incoming data.
Are you looking for GS8208 pixel drivers that work with Art-Net or sACN?
All PixLite Mk2 and Mk3 products support GS8208 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.