More Pixel Protocols

LED Pixel Protocol QED3001


This pixel protocol was designed by QED MicroElectronics Inc. in China. The control circuit can come in a SOP8/SOP10/SOP14 package, depending on which functions are being used, allowing for more flexibility with LED choice.

QED3001 pixel protocol - Advatek Lighting

QED3001 pixel protocol


PixLite Mk1

PixLite Mk2

PixLite Mk3

Clock Type


Color Resolution

12 Bits 

Current Control

Physical Package




Input Voltage


Output Pixel Voltage


PWM Rate


Suitable Camera

Up to 34fps 

Data Transfer Rate

500 1000kbps 

Redundant Data Line

(SOP14 only) 

Considerations for Use


  • High PWM rate allows for filming these pixels with cameras up to 34fps
  • Up to 32V, allowing for very long cable lengths
  • Option for redundant data line reduces chance of entire strip failure
  • 12 bits of data for each color makes dimming curves more smooth


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

Operational Behavior

On start-up, only the first QED3001 pixel in a chain will illuminate for a second, while the pixels initialize themselves. When initialization has completed, all pixels will proceed to respond to their incoming data.

PixLite Support

Are you looking for QED3001 pixel drivers that work with Art-Net or sACN?

All PixLite Mk3 products support QED3001 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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