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Titan Micro Electronics, a company based in China, developed the pixel protocol. The new design, called the TM1804, has improved features such as RGBW capability and a faster PWM. The control circuit is packaged in a SOP8 format, providing more options for LED selection. This updated version of the pixel protocol is an improvement over its previous design.

Our LED Strip Studio products support TM1814 as a pixel IC type. Let us help you with your pixel LED installation – get in touch for more information.

Technical Specifications #

Clock TypeData-Only
Color Resolution8 bits
Physical PackageSOP8
RGBSee TM1914
Output Pixel Voltage5 – 32V
PWM Rate1000Hz
Suitable CameraUp to 34fps, see Refresh Rate and PWM Rate
Data Transfer Rate500 or 800kbps
Redundant Data LineNo

TM1814 Pros

  • The pixel protocol can handle voltage up to 32V, enabling the use of very long cables.
  • The high PWM rate of the pixel protocol enables filming with cameras at up to 34fps.
  • The inclusion of white LEDs in the pixel protocol allows for increased brightness and more color mixing options.

TM1814 Cons

  • The refresh rate for this device is limited by the speed of the protocol, which can be relatively slow.
  • The low pulse width modulation rate of this device only allows for filming with cameras up to 23fps.
  • The device only has 8 bits of data for each color, which can result in less smooth dimming curves.
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