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LED Pixel Protocol SM16712


This pixel protocol was designed by Sunmoon Microelectronics in China. SM16712 is equipped with all the same features as its previous version, SM16703, but supports 4 RGB pixels off the one chip. The control circuit comes in a SOP16 package, allowing for more flexibility with LED choice.

SM16712 pixel protocol - Advatek Lighting

SM16712 pixel protocol


PixLite Mk1

PixLite Mk2

PixLite Mk3

Clock Type


Color Resolution


Current Control

Physical Package




Input Voltage


Output Pixel Voltage


PWM Rate


Suitable Camera

Up to 40fps 

Data Transfer Rate


Redundant Data Line

Considerations for Use


  • High PWM rate allows for filming these pixels with cameras up to 40fps
  • Up to 24V, allowing for very long cable lengths
  • Drives 4 pixels off a single SOP16 chip.


  • 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 SM16712 pixel drivers that work with Art-Net or sACN?

All PixLite Mk3 products support SM16712 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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