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LED Pixel Protocol SK6822

Overview

This pixel protocol was designed by OPSCO in China. This simple pixel protocol offers quality at an affordable price, which is why SK6822 is one of the most common protocols for pixel lighting displays. It offers all the same features as its RGBW version, SK6818, but is dedicated to RGB and also offers a backup data line for redundancy in case of a chip failure. The control circuit and LEDs are integrated in a 5050 SMD package, which provides a small physical footprint for each pixel.

Specifications

PixLite Mk1

PixLite Mk2

PixLite Mk3

Clock Type

Data-Only 

Color Resolution

Bits 

Current Control

Physical Package

SMD5050 with integrated LEDs 

RGB

RBGW

Input Voltage

5V 

Output Pixel Voltage

5V 

PWM Rate

1200Hz 

Suitable Camera

Up to 40fps 

Data Transfer Rate

800kbps 

Redundant Data Line

Colors

Color 

Brightness 

Wavelength 

Red 

500 – 650 mcd 

620 – 625 nm 

Green 

370 – 530 mcd 

522 – 525 nm 

Blue 

120 – 165 mcd 

465 – 467 nm 

Considerations for Use

Advantages

  • High PWM rate allows for filming these pixels with cameras up to 40fps
  • Redundant data line reduces chance of entire strip failure

Disadvantages

  • 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
  • Limited to 5V, causing short cable lengths

PixLite Support

Are you looking for SK6822 pixel drivers that work with Art-Net or sACN?

All PixLite Mk2 and Mk3 products support SK6822 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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