Pixel Protocol Overview: TM1829

This pixel protocol was designed by Titan Micro Electronics in China. TM1829 is an improved design of its previous versions, TM1803 and TM1804, using improved optics to achieve a higher PWM rate and a different data timing method to achieve faster data transfer rates. The control circuit comes in a SOP8 package, allowing for more flexibility with LED choice.

PixLite Support

Are you looking for TM1829 pixel drivers that work with Art-Net or sACN? All PixLite Mk1, Mk2, and Mk3 products support TM1829 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: TM1829 pixels are only supported at a data transfer rate of 800kbps. When configuring your PixLite device, select 'TM1804' as your Pixel Type, and set Speed to Fast. This is the equivalent protocol that will allow you to use TM1829 pixels.

Technical Specifications

Clock Type Data-Only
Color Resolution 8 bits
Physical Package SOP8
RGB Yes
RGBW See TM1814
Output Pixel Voltage 5 – 24V
PWM Rate 7000Hz
Suitable Camera Up to 234fps, see Refresh Rate and PWM Rate
Data Transfer Rate 800 or 1600kbps
Redundant Data Line No

TM1829 Advantages

TM1829 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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