The Pharos Designer SDI (Serial Data Interface) is an accessory to the Pharos Designer EDN (Ethernet Data Node) providing a powerful solution for converting DMX data to a variety of serial protocols for controlling products such as addressable LED tape.
Triple the output potential
The SDI supports both synchronous (SPI) and asynchronous serial lighting data and allows patching up to 3 universes (1536 channels) per unit, meaning 60 universes worth of data can be output from an EDN 20.
The Designer SDI connects directly to the ports of the Designer EDN
Can be powered using the same power supply as your LED tape
DIN-rail and keyhole mounting available so it can be placed directly next to the fixtures
Supports a wide range of synchronous (SPI) and asynchronous serial protocols
The SDI will integrate with Pharos Designer controllers via the Designer EDN remote device to control SPI enabled fixtures and a variety of other protocols commonly used in addressable LED tape, as well as other products using direct connection to LED driver ICs (Integrated circuits). The SDI supports many synchronous and asynchronous protocols (one protocol per EDN), configured directly from Designer 2 software.
The SDI is designed to be compact, with a variety of mounting options. Status indicators for power and data are off by default so the unit remains dark in case it is in view next to the fixtures. Pressing the push button will display the current status.
In Asynchronous mode (data signal only), each SDI device can be connected via a twisted pair cable up to 200m away from the EDN. In Synchronous mode (data and clock signal), this range is 40m. As the RS485 connection from the EDN does not require grounding, a single Cat 5e cable could be used to distribute data for up to four SDIs. SDIs should ideally be located within 1m of their fixtures and, with a 5-28V DC input range, the SDI can be fed by the same power supply as the LED drivers.
As well as standard DMX refresh rates, the SDI will support up to 60Hz refresh when controlled by Pharos Designer VLCs.
The incoming RS485 data signal is fully isolated and does not need a ground reference.
Made for permanent installation, with installer-friendly 0.200” (5.08mm) plug-in rising clamp terminals, a compact enclosure and easy DIN-rail or wall mounting.
DC input range of 5-28V, with the flexibility to use the same power supply as the fixtures.
Designed in the UK for 24/7 operation and reliability, with a 5 year warranty
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Supported SDI Protocols
Our intention is to support the most commonly used protocols. We will consider adding further chipset drivers if demand is exceptional. Please contact our sales team if you have a significant project requiring a driver not listed. Supported SPIs include WS2812 and APA102.
CE compliant, UKCA compliant, ETL/cETL listed
5v to 28V DC0.3W typical (0.6W maximum)
Pharos Designer 2.8 or later
0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
10-50% relative, non-condensing
2 unit wide DIN-rail mounting enclosure (35/7.5 rail)
0.05kg (0.11 lb)
25 x 23 x 5.5 cm (9.8″ x 9.1″ x 2.2″)
0.85 kg (1.87 lbs)
(pack of 10)
RS485 connector to EDN
5-28V DC Power connector
3-pin AD and SD/SC connectors
Order Code & Variants
Designer Serial Data Interface 10 Pack
(EDN Accessory, RS485 in, DC Power in, SPI Out)
Pharos Designer controller and Pharos Designer EDN required