Pixel Protocol Overview: SM16716

This pixel protocol was designed by Sunmoon Microelectronics in China. SM16716 is an improved design of its previous version, SM16712, using a clock line to achieve faster refresh rates and 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 SM16716 pixel drivers that work with Art-Net or sACN? All PixLite Mk1, Mk2, and Mk3 products support SM16716 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 Clocked
Color Resolution 8 bits
Physical Package SOP16
RGBW See SM16714
Output Pixel Voltage 5 – 24V
PWM Rate 2500Hz
Suitable Camera Up to 84fps, see Refresh Rate and PWM Rate
Redundant Data Line No

SM16716 Advantages

SM16716 Disadvantages

  • Only 8 bits of data for each color makes dimming curves less smooth
  • No redundancy in data
Categories: Pixel LEDs