The Pi08 is based on the PCA9622 16 bit I2C LED driver.
The final Pi08 will be addressable in the range from 0x60 to 0x6F for driving 256 separate LED outputs connected to one RocNetNode/Raspberry Pi.
The PCA9622 must be programmed after every system power on.
RocNetNode will scan this I2C range at startup or after using the RocNetNode Dialog and will setup the found chips.
The following registers will be set automatically:
|Addressing||FLAT from 1 to 256|
|Value||The on PWM from 0 to 255|
|Parameter Off||The off PWM from 0 to 255|
|Blink||Supported with regarding the delay value.|
|Delay(Dimming)|| Used as increment. A value of zero will switch directly to on/off PWM.
A value of one ist the slowest dim, app. 10ms * (on-off) PWM. (Increasing the delay value every 10ms.)
Note: The dimming speed could be influenced by the number of LEDs which have to be set at the same time.
This is both for simple and medium complex signals up to 8 LED and max. 10 aspects. For more complex signals the macro type should be used.
Only the RED address will be used as offset for all LEDs.
|Addressing||FLAT from 1 to 256 - number of aspects|
|Delay(Dimming)|| Is set automatically set to 10 so the LEDs will slow dim on and off.
This value is fixed and cannot be changed in the signal properties.
See: Aspect Values
The number of controlled LEDs will be calculated from the aspect values.
|2||1285||0x0505||5 + 7 (blink)|
|0x0001||LED 1 on|
|0x0002||LED 2 on|
|0x0004||LED 3 on|
|0x0008||LED 4 on|
|0x0101||LED 1 blinking|
|0x0505||LED 1 and 3 blinking|
|0x0003||LED 2 and LED 1 on|
|0x0103||LED 2 on and LED 1 blinking|
|0xFFFF||All LED's Off|
There are 3 brightness modes available:
|Weather||The brightness reported with the clock update events is used.||Default. With a LED output on address 1001.|
|Day||The brightness is set by output command.||With a LED output on address 1002, the output value is used. (If zero: 255)|
|Night||The brightness is set by output command.||With a LED output on address 1003, the output value is used. (If zero: 100)|
The LED Type is also supported in the macro setup.