Pixel Protocol Overview: SM16704

This pixel protocol was designed by Sunmoon Microelectronics in China. SM16704 is equipped with all the same features as its previous version, SM16703, but is dedicated to RGBW. The control circuit comes in a SOP8 package, allowing for more flexibility with LED choice.

PixLite Support

Are you looking for SM16704 pixel drivers that work with Art-Net or sACN? All PixLite Mk2 and Mk3 products support SM16704 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.

Technical Specifications

Clock Type Data-Only
Color Resolution 8 bits
Physical Package SOP8
RGB See SM16703
Output Pixel Voltage 5 – 24V
PWM Rate 1200Hz
Suitable Camera Up to 40fps, see Refresh Rate and PWM Rate
Data Transfer Rate 800 kbps
Redundant Data Line No

SM16704 Advantages

  • High PWM rate allows for filming these pixels with cameras up to 40fps
  • Up to 24V, allowing for very long cable lengths
  • Presence of white LED allows for higher brightness and more color mixing options

SM16704 Disadvantages

  • Data-only restricts refresh rates to be limited by the speed of the protocol, which will generally be slow
  • Only 8 bits of data for each color makes dimming curves less smooth
  • No redundancy in data
Categories: Pixel LEDs