Pixel Protocol Overview: TLS3001

This pixel protocol was designed by Teralane Semiconductor Inc. in China The control circuit can come in a SOP8/SOP10/SOP14 package, depending on which functions are being used, allowing for more flexibility with LED choice.

PixLite Support

Are you looking for TLS3001 pixel drivers that work with Art-Net or sACN? All PixLite Mk1, Mk2, and Mk3 products support TLS3001 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.

Check out Advatek's TLS3001 PixLite Bright LED Fixtures here

Technical Specifications

Clock Type Data-Only
Color Resolution 12 bits
Physical Package SOP8/10/14
Output Pixel Voltage 5 – 17V
PWM Rate 1000Hz
Suitable Camera Up to 34fps, see Refresh Rate and PWM Rate
Data Transfer Rate 100-1000kbps
Redundant Data Line Yes (With SOP14 Package)

TLS3001 Advantages

  • High PWM rate allows for filming these pixels with cameras up to 34fps
  • Up to 17V, allowing for long cable lengths
  • Option for redundant data line reduces chance of entire strip failure
  • 12 bits of data for each color makes dimming curves more smooth

TLS3001 Disadvantages

  • Data-only restricts refresh rates to be limited by the speed of the protocol, which will generally be slow

Operational Behavior

On start-up, only the first TLS3001 pixel in a chain will illuminate for a second, while the pixels initialise themselves. When initialisation has completed, all pixels will proceed to respond to their incoming data.

Categories: Pixel LEDs