Status: In Production
The MIC4833 is a low noise dual electroluminescent (EL) panel driver used in backlighting applications. The MIC4833 converts a low DC voltage to a high DC voltage using a boost converter and then alternates the high DC voltage across the EL panels using an H-bridge. The MIC4833 incorporates internal wave-shaping circuitry specifically designed to reduce audible noise emitted by EL panels. The two EL panels may be dimmed by applying a PWM signal to the device. The MIC4833 drives two outputs from a single inductor and requires a minimum number of passive components. It features an operating input voltage range of 2.3V to 5.8V, making it suitable for 1-cell Li-Ion and 2- or 3-cell alkaline/NiCad/NiMH battery applications.
An external resistor may be used to adjust the output voltage slew rate to reduce audible noise. The MIC4833 features separate oscillators for the boost and H-bridge stages to allow independent control. External resistors set the operating frequencies of each stage allowing the EL circuit to optimize efficiency and brightness.
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