Pixel Protocol Overview: SM16714

This pixel protocol was designed by Sunmoon Microelectronics in China. SM16714, also known as SM16714P, is very similar to, SM16712, 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 SM16714 pixel drivers that work with Art-Net or sACN? All PixLite Mk2 and Mk3 products support SM16714 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.

Current Control

SM16714 has the ability to digitally control the current of the connected LEDs. Use the 5-bit current control per color to lower the brightness without sacrificing resolution, and tune the current of individual colors, allowing for more accurate color mixing. This individual current control can be set when configuring your PixLite Mk3 controller

Technical Specifications

Clock Type Data-Only
Color Resolution 8 bits
Physical Package SOP8
RGB See SM16712
Output Pixel Voltage 5 – 15V
PWM Rate 1000Hz
Suitable Camera Up to 34fps, see Refresh Rate and PWM Rate
Data Transfer Rate 800kbps
Redundant Data Line No

SM16714 Advantages

  • Up to 15V, allowing for long cable lengths
  • High PWM rate allows for filming these pixels with cameras up to 34fps
  • Presence of white LED allows for higher brightness and more color mixing options

SM16714 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
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