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Rev 2.00 July 2021
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http://www.pixelcontroller.com/
Specifications are subject to change without notice
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Key Feature SummaryF48v4F16v4F48F16v3F4v3PiCap
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Outputs (built in)
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Pixel Outputs416-1642
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Pixels per output10241024-10241024800+
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Outputs (with expansion boards or receivers)
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Pixel Outputs484812-
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Pixels per output (up to 32 outputs)1024Up to 1022 (512 Average)1024-
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Pixels per output (over 32 outputs)704Up to 1022 (341 Average)1024-
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Output Refresh Rate
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Refresh Rate (up to 680 pixels per output)40fps40fpsx
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Refresh Rate (up to 704 pixels per output)40fps28fpsx
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Refresh Rate (up to 1024 pixels per output)20fps28fpsx
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Expansion boards supported020210
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F16v4 Blue Expansion-Yes-
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F16v4 Blue Differential Expansion-Yes-
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F16v3 White Expansion-Yes-
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F16v3 White Differential Expansion-Yes-
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F4v2 Expansion-Yes-
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Receivers supported
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v4 4-string Differential Blue SmartReceiverUp to 72Up to 4812 in Normal mode9 in Normal mode2 in Normal mode
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v3 4-string Differential White SmartReceiverUp to 12 in Normal modeUp to 8 in Normal modeUp to 39Up to 27Up to 6
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v2/v3 4-string Differential Red/White Receiver12Up to 812Up to 92-
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Input
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Onboard Ethernet Ports2-
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Built in WifiYes (no E1.31/Artnet/DDP input)Limited (Partial configuration, no E1.31/Artnet/DDP input)-
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Wifi Hotspot/TetheringYes--
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Input pins (Triggers)4--
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Input FeaturesF48v4F16v4F48F16v3F4v3PiCap
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E.131/sACN Unicast (Ethernet)192 Universes96 Universes73 Universesx
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E.131/sACN Multicast (Ethernet)192 Universes96 Universes73 Universesx
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Artnet (Ethernet)192 Universes96 Universes73 Universesx
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Maximum Universes (512 byte packets)1929673x
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DDPYes
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ZCPPYes
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Maximum Channels98,30449,15237,376x
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Output FeaturesF48v4F16v4F48F16v3F4v3PiCap
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Max pixels per board32,76816,32012,2881,600+
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Max pixels per Pixel Output1,02410241024800+
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Receiver outputs1221 (only if not using RS-485 below)-
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DMX (RS-485)1 RJ45 Universe/Output4 Universes/Outputs across 3 RJ451 RJ45 Universe/Output
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Renard (RS-485)
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Pixelnet (RS-485)-
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Pixel ProtocolsF48v4F16v4F48F16v3F4v3PiCap
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Number of different prococols supported simultaneously1 per group of 16 Pixel outputs1 per Pixel output
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WS2801 / WS2803-Yes-Yes
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WS2811 / WS2812 / TM1804 / TM1803 / TM1809 / TM1812 / SM16715 / INK1003 / UCS1903Yes
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TLS3001 / TLS3002 / CY3005-Yes
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LPD6803 / D705 / LPD1101 / USC6909 / UCS6912-Yes-Yes
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UCS1903-Yes-Yes
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SM16716-Yes-Yes
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GE Color Effects-Yes, maximum of 64 per output
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APA102Yes-Yes
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LX1203-Yes-
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LPD8806-Yes-Yes
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MBI6020-
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P981x-
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SK6812 RGBW pixels-Yes-
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PowerF48v4F16v4F48F16v3F4v3PiCap
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Power Inputs - Individual banks (main board)12-21
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Current capacity per bank30A-30A5A
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Voltage Range5-13v DC-5-13v DC5V or 7-24V DC
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Voltage SelectionSwitch-Switch or Jumpers
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Different voltages per bank-Yes-Yes-
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Fused outputs (type)Yes/Mini-ATO bladeYes/Mini-ATO blade
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Fused outputs (amps)5A-5A
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Pixel output connection typePlugable Screw-Plugable Screw
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Power input connection typePlugable Screw-ScrewPlugable Screw
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Power input connection max wire gauge10 AWG-10 AWG
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Controller power input Polarity ProtectionYesx
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Controller powered by pixel power inputYesConfigurable-Configurable
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Controller powered by external power input-Yes (5-13V DC)Yes (5V DC)Yes (5-13V DC)Yes (5-24V DC)Yes (5V/7-24VDC)
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FeaturesF48v4F16v4F48F16v3F4v3PiCap
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Null/Ghost pixels (start of string)Yes
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Null/Ghost pixels (middle of string)Yes
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Null/Ghost pixels (end of string)Yes-x
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Reverse DMX addressing (start at end of string)Yes
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Zig-Zag / Maxtrix AddressingYes
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Grouping (consolidate pixels to fewer DMX channels)Yes
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Color Order (RGB, BGR, GRB etc)Yes, multiple orientations per pixel output
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Color Order (WRGB, BGRW, WGRB etc)Yes-x
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E1.31/Artnet stats via web interfaceYes
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Test Pattern output (RGB)Yes Pushbutton and Webpage
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Uploadable custom sequencesYes
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Gamma CorrectionYes
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Send Artnet & FPP triggersYes-
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Remote boot button/player controls (via triggers/input pins)
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Stand Alone PlayerF48v4F16v4F48F16v3F4v3PiCap
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Controller can be stand alone playerYesYes
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Maximum Universes19248
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Maximum Channels9830424576
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Controller can output audio?Yes, with optional audio board-Yes
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Real Time ClockYes, battery not supplied
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Network Time ProtocolYes-x
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Audio formatWAV, MP3 (automatically converts to WAV)WAVx
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Schedules16x
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Sequence formatV1, V2 uncompressed, V2 ZLIB compressed FSEQV1 FSEQx