The DIN Pixie is configured using ENTTEC’s EMU software. This can be found within the Settings menu by navigating to the gear icon at the top right of EMU. Open the configuration within the Output tab: click on the Settings cog next to the DIN Pixie. 

 

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Within the DIN-Pixie’s configuration popup, navigate to the Config section. 

 

DMX Personality: Depending on the application, there are several personalities to select from on the DIN Pixie. The examples below are based on the limitations on Data only. There might be further limitations caused by the Voltage Drop of the Pixels or the current supplied for the power supply in some circumstances. As of firmware version v1.2, the following personalities are available:

  • Personality 1: Outputs D1 & D2 are identical. Each Output can control 2 Universes (1024 Channels / 341 RGB Pixels / 256 RGBW Pixels). DMX1 (Channels 1 to 512) drives the first section of tape DMX2 (Channels 513 to 1024) drives the second section of tape.
  • Personality 2: Output D1 is mapped to DMX1 only, and Output D2 is mapped to DMX2 only. Each Output can control 1 Universes (512 Channels / 170 RGB Pixels / 128 RGBW Pixels)
  • Personality 3: Outputs D1 & D2 are identical. Both outputs are mapped to DMX1. Each Output can control 1 Universes (512 Channels / 170 RGB Pixels / 128 RGBW Pixels). User may select D1 & D2 DMX start address.
  • Personality 4: Outputs D1 & D2 are identical. Both outputs are mapped to DMX2. Each Output can control 1 Universes (512 Channels / 170 RGB Pixels / 128 RGBW Pixels). User may select D1 & D2 DMX start address.

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DMX Start Address: Here, you set the unit's starting address for each universe input. They can be changed in increments of 3.

LED Strip Protocol: This is where you set the protocol used to control the tape you have purchased. Check the documentation of the tape you bought to see what protocol it uses. 

Run Show on DMX loss: This is for standalone mode. If set to "YES," the pixie driver will start its recorded show as soon as it no longer has a DMX signal. 

Blackout Output: If set to "YES," after 30 seconds without a USB or DMX signal, the pixie driver will turn off all output.

Pixel Ordering: This tells the driver what kind of tape you are using, how many addresses to assign each pixel, and how to interpret the data it is getting from whatever control you are using.  Please see our article on this for details.

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SET PARAMETERS TO DEFAULT: This will restore all the configurations to the device defaults.

GET DMX PARAMETERS: This will recall the configurations from the device, discarding any changes made.

SET DMX PARAMETERS: This will save any changes made to the device.