- on Miscellaneous Electronics
- Published in issue 7/2003 on page 0
EL Lamp Driver using HV832MG
An EL lamp is a solid state, low power, uniform area light source. Because of its thin profile (as thin as 0.3 mm) and the fact that it can be built into almost any size and shape, EL lamps are an ideal way to provide backlighting for LCD displays, membrane keypads and a variety of other applications. Electroluminescent (EL) lamps offer significant advantages over point light sources such as LEDs, incandescent, and fluorescent lighting systems. As a result of these advantages, EL lamps are seeing growing use.