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LED Pixel Protocol WS2811 V1.4

Overview

This pixel protocol was designed by World Semi in China. WS2811 V1.4 is the newly revised version of WS2811, featuring a higher PWM rate and different data timing. It offers many of the benefits the WS28xx series is famous for, making it one of the most common protocols for pixel lighting displays. The control circuit comes in a SOP8 package, allowing for more flexibility with LED choice.

Specifications

PixLite Mk1

PixLite Mk2

PixLite Mk3

Clock Type

Data-Only 

Color Resolution

Bits 

Current Control

Physical Package

SOP8 

RGB

RBGW

Input Voltage

5V 

Output Pixel Voltage

12V 

PWM Rate

2000Hz 

Suitable Camera

Up to 67fps 

Data Transfer Rate

800kbps 

Redundant Data Line

Considerations for Use

Advantages

  • Up to 12V, allowing for long cable lengths
  • High PWM rate allows for filming these pixels with cameras up to 67fps

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
  • No redundancy in data

PixLite Support

Are you looking for WS2811 V1.4 pixel drivers that work with Art-Net or sACN?

All PixLite Mk1, Mk2, and Mk3 products support WS2811 V1.4 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.

Note: Depending on the manufacturer your pixels are sourced from, your pixels may be WS2811 or WS2811 V1.4. Contact us if you need assistance in determining this.

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