This pixel protocol, also called DMX512P is adopted by many pixel manufacturers, and uses the standard DMX512 protocol as a single serial line to drive pixel chips.
Note: This protocol refers to a non-differential, single wire, DMX512 pixel chip. There are DMX512 protocols that use two data lines for differential transmission, which are also supported - see the protocol DMX512-D for more information.
Note: Some variants of this chip may also offer a "White" output.
|Serial DMX (Single Wire)|
Output Pixel Voltage
|5 - 24V|
|Up to 100fps|
Data Transfer Rate
|100 - 2500kbps supported|
Redundant Data Line
Considerations for Use
- High PWM rate allows for filming these pixels with cameras up to 100fps
- Up to 24V, allowing for very long cable lengths
- Presence of white LED allows for higher brightness and more color mixing options
- Data-only restricts refresh rates to be limited by the speed of the protocol, which can be slow
- Only 8 bits of data for each color makes dimming curves less smooth
- No redundancy in data
Are you looking for DMX512 pixel drivers that work with Art-Net or sACN?
All PixLite Mk2, and Mk3 products support DMX512 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.