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LED Pixel Protocol WS2814

Overview

This pixel protocol was designed by World Semi in China. WS2814 offers many of the benefits the WS28xx series is famous for, as well as being the first in the series to offer an RGBW design, making it one of the most common protocols for pixel lighting displays. The control circuit comes in a SOP12 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

SOP12 

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
  • Redundant data line reduces chance of entire strip failure
  • Presence of white LED allows for higher brightness and more color mixing options

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

PixLite Support

Are you looking for WS2814 pixel drivers that work with Art-Net or sACN?

All PixLite Mk2 and Mk3 products support WS2814 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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