8 Bit RGB Pixels

Discussion in 'RGB Lights - Intelligent Pixels and 3-Channel RGB' started by TimW, Jun 29, 2010.

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    Yes i had discussions with Ray yesterday in providing the 8 bit pixel with the WS2801 chip. Only thing is i asked that the cable was UV protected, so ill have a chat with Ray and see if this cable is OK.
    He also has the D705 IC chip, but im unsure of the specs of that IC, im sure phil or tabor will pipe in on the specs of that IC chip
     
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    Look like the ones Ray has on his website are not the UV rated ones. From my discussions the UV units use black cable and cost around USD.70c a node.

    I have spoken to a different supplier and I have 100 of the WS2801 UV Rated pixels on there way to me now.
    They were unable to supply a decoder for the strings at the moment. This should not be a problem by the time they arrive.


    As for the D705 based Leds they are only 5bit per colour.

    http://www.leds.ru/pdf/D705_en.pdf
     
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    Tim

    That will control it, but there is no DMX input on that.

    I have seen the controllers, I just cant get them.
     
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    Ray now also has the WS2801 pixels with the UV rated cables (the pictures dont show this)

    http://www.aliexpress.com/fm-store/701799/209889132-320677241/12mm-8mm-led-pixel-RGB-led-channel-lettet-waterproof-UV-cable-WS2801IC-256-level-gray-scale.html

    There is also 12 bit pixels in the 3005 IC and there is a good selection of different pixels and modules available from Ray at http://www.aliexpress.com/fm-store/701799/209889132/LED-Modules.html

    The only issue at the moment with the 3005IC is that there is no direct DMX control for these, Phil and Tabor will investigate to see if supporting this will be feasable.
     
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    Tabor - will you be using the WS2801's in your display this year?
     
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    Yes

    The majority will be the 2801's, i also plan on using some 6803's and 3005's.
     
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    Then I guess it would be "safe" to order any of those pixel types seeing how you are the firmware guy on the protocol bridge?
     
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    How is the TP3212 set to support multiple protocols, via switch or firmware change?


     
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    All the protocols will be built into the one version of firmware.

    The board has jumpers for mode required.

    It will also be possible to set with software config tool.
     
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    cool even better than I expected it to be 8)
     
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    Hello Neil

    If you are happy with this, then the planned features for this board are going to blow you away.
     
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    So Tabor how did the board work out and do suggest any particular spacing for the pixels if we used them for a display panel?
     
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    After seeing this dead thread, &^%$!

    Now I have to make a decision of regular LED's or pixels for 5 mega trees.
     

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