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LED Pixel Protocol WS2801

Overview

This pixel protocol was designed by World Semi in China. WS2801 offers many of the benefits the WS28xx series is famous for, plus the addition of a clock line to allow refresh rates to be much higher. The control circuit comes in a SOP14 package, allowing for more flexibility with LED choice.

Specifications

PixLite Mk1

PixLite Mk2

PixLite Mk3

Clock Type

Clocked 

Color Resolution

Bits 

Current Control

Physical Package

SOP14 

RGB

RBGW

Input Voltage

5V 

Output Pixel Voltage

5V 

PWM Rate

2500Hz 

Suitable Camera

Up to 84fps 

Data Transfer Rate

N/A 

Redundant Data Line

Considerations for Use

Advantages

  • Presence of a clock allows for faster refresh rates
  • High PWM rate allows for filming these pixels with cameras up to 84fps

Disadvantages

  • Only 8 bits of data for each color makes dimming curves less smooth
  • Limited to 5V, causing short cable lengths
  • No redundancy in data

PixLite Support

Are you looking for WS2801 pixel drivers that work with Art-Net or sACN?

All PixLite Mk1, Mk2, and Mk3 products support WS2801 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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