Part Number: WS2815B

Manufacturer: WORLDSEMI

Description: Programmable LED; SMD; 5050,PLCC6; RGB; 5x5x1.6mm; 12V; -25÷85°C

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The WS2815B is an intelligent control LED light source that combines the RGB chip and control circuitry in a 5050-component package. Innovative wireless port data latch and signal reshaping driving circuit are among its internal features. A dual-signal wire type propagates signal breakpoints constantly.

The failure of any individual pixel affects the signal transmission and overall emission impact. The 3-channel adjustable WS2815 LED strip has an integrated circuit (IC) and is controlled by special LED controllers.

One LED functions as one independently movable pixel. Signal breakpoint continuous transmission ensures that even one failed pixel has no impact on the other pixels, the overall display, or waveform distortion.

How does WS2815B LED work?

The information exchange protocol only supports a single NZR method of communication. After the power-on reset, the DIN port delivers data to the pixel. The first pixel receives initial 24bit data and transfers it to the internal data latch. The second pixel gets data from the DO port after the internal signal reshaping amplification circuit reshapes its signal. After transmission, the signal will drop by 24 bits for each pixel. Since pixel uses auto-reshaping transmission technology, the transmission speed is related to the number of cascaded pixels rather than the signal itself.

There are no flickering or low frame rates with an HD video camera because the refresh rate is 2 kHz. With a maximum RESET time of 280 ms and the ability to withstand interruptions without causing an improper reset, this microcontroller family is suitable for low-cost applications.

Features and Benefits

  • An RGB chip and control circuit are combined into a single 5050 component to make a control pixel that may be placed anywhere in the circuit.
  • A 12V DC power supply can effectively decrease the pixel LED’s operational current and reduce the PCB’s voltage drop to improve the uniformity of the mixed lights for long-distance transmission.
  • It accomplishes this without introducing distortion to the original signal waveform using an internal circuit that reshapes the signal.
  • With a refresh rate of up to 2KHz and 256 grayscale levels per pixel, a full-color display of “256*256*256=16777216” is possible.
  • With a serial cascade interface, only one signal line is needed for data reception and decoding.
  • Version with two separate cables for the signals, with uninterrupted transmission at the point where the signs are broken.
  • Over a distance of 5M, a signal between any two points can be sent without an amplification circuit. At 30 frames per second, the minimum cascade number is 1024 pixels.
  • Information can be sent at rates up to 800Kbps.
  • Superior dependability and consistency in color, with a significant production cost reduction.

WS2815 Wiring Diagram

Similar to its predecessors, the WS2813 and WS2812, the WS2815 LED strip has undergone some refinements since its introduction. While the WS2812 stripe operates at 5v, the WS2813 line operates at 12v and has a continuous transmission function of the signal breakpoint.

The loss of a single pixel will not influence the overall emitting effect because the signal is transmitted without a break at any time. The 5050 LED is dependable, highly cost-effective, and has excellent color consistency because its control circuit is built right into the LED.

The built-in IC is concealed from view, making the strips more robust and adaptable for use on various surfaces. Each LED can be independently trimmed to serve as a pixel’s level of customization.

WS2815 Wiring Diagram

WS2815 smart circuits integrate the control circuit and RGB chip into a 5050 LED to create external control pixels. There is just one power source for both the LED and the control circuit. The device uses dual-signal lines, transmitting the signal breakpoint continuously. The signal waveform is shaped with the help of an internal circuit, and there is zero distortion.

The 12V working voltage reduces pixel LED operational current and PCB voltage loss, improving transmitted mixed light reproduction. The creative potential of WS2815 LEDs is being realized in various applications, including pixel displays,  guardrail tubes, pixel displays, flexible/rigid plates, mobile lighting systems, stage lighting, and electronic gadgets.

How to use WS2815 LED with Arduino

  • Suppose you have an Arduino microcontroller model linked to your device’s USB port before we begin.
  • The “data” is the end of your led line, pixel(s), or another device.
  • Others will have a solder pad labeled “DIN” or “DI” for data input.
  • Others will have an arrow pointing in the direction the data travels.
  • Any Arduino digital pin can serve as the data input; however, by default, all example code is programmed to use digital pin 6.
  • The led stripe shield is wired in this manner.
  • Putting this shield on your Arduino first Put on your glasses because 40 eye-blinking RGB LEDs are decorated for a customizable blast.
  • Individually addressable pixels are arranged in a 5 by 8 grid.
  • You can cut a trace if you need freedom and utilize practically any other pin.
  • The Arduino’s built-in 5V supply is used by default to power the WS2815, which speeds up startup.
  • Everything should be perfect if you’re not lighting up all of the full-power white pixels.
  • The Arduino and shield will both be powered by the external power source if you connect it to the terminal block provided to wire in an external 4-6VDC power supply to power the shield.
  • If you wish to utilize the terminal block to control the shield but only hold the Arduino itself on DC or USB, cut the middle of the solder jumper to the right of the terminal block.
  • There is a FET polarity safeguard at the external input if you wire the power in the wrong direction.
  • Claim that you can chain these together if you ever need MORE blinky.
  • Connect the second shield’s DIN attachment to the first shield’s DOUT.
  • Connect a ground pin, then supply 5V as well.
  • You can link as many as you want. However, if you are using a UNO, you may run out of RAM after using 5 or more shields.
  • With only about 500 milliamps, the Arduino can continually supply the 5V pin.
  • Each WS2815 can consume as much as 60 milliamps at maximum brightness.
  • So long as it needs few pixels, more if the colors and brightness are minimal overall, you can skip the separate DC supply and power directly from the Arduino.
  • When in doubt, keep the pixels’ independent power supply on hand.


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