Pixel Protocol Overview: LPD8806

This pixel protocol was designed by Qiancai Electronics in China. Very similar to its previous version, LPD6803, LPD8806 provides 8 bits of data, for better color resolution and smoother dimming curves. It also uses improved optics to achieve a higher PWM rate. The control circuit comes in a SOP16 package, allowing for more flexibility with LED choice.

PixLite Support

Are you looking for LPD8806 pixel drivers that work with Art-Net or sACN? All PixLite Mk1, Mk2, and Mk3 products support LPD8806 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: When configuring your PixLite device, select 'LPD6803' as your Pixel Type. This is the equivalent protocol that will allow you to use LPD8806 pixels.

Technical Specifications

Clock Type Clocked
Color Resolution 8 bits
Physical Package SOP16
RGB Yes
Output Pixel Voltage 5 – 12V
PWM Rate 4000Hz
Suitable Camera Up to 134fps, see Refresh Rate and PWM Rate
Redundant Data Line No

LPD8806 Advantages

LPD8806 Disadvantages

  • While better than 5 bits, 8 bits of data for each color still makes dimming curves less smooth
  • No redundancy in data
Categories: Pixel LEDs