This pixel protocol was designed by APA Electronic Co. in Taiwan. Also known as “Superled”, APA102 is one of the most common protocols for pixel lighting displays. The control circuit and LEDs are integrated in a 5050 SMD package, which provides a small physical footprint for each pixel.
Are you looking for APA102 pixel drivers that work with Art-Net or sACN? All PixLite Mk1, Mk2, and Mk3 products support APA102 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.
APA102 has the ability to digitally control the current of the connected LEDs. Use the 5-bit global current control to lower the brightness without sacrificing resolution. This global brightness control can be set when configuring your PixLite Mk3 controller
|Color Resolution||8 bits|
|Physical Package||SMD5050 with integrated LEDs|
|Output Pixel Voltage||5V|
|Suitable Camera||Up to 64fps, see Refresh Rate and PWM Rate|
|Redundant Data Line||No|
|Red||500 – 650 mcd||620 – 625 nm|
|Green||370 – 530 mcd||522 – 525 nm|
|Blue||120 – 165 mcd||465 – 467 nm|
- Presence of a clock allows for faster refresh rates
- High PWM rate allows for filming these pixels with cameras up to 64fps