Claiming to set new standards for high brightness and low power consumption in PDAs, organizers, GPS units, and handheld medical devices, the SP4403 electroluminescent lamp (EL) driver operates at a higher coil-switching frequency that is said to facilitate the use of sub-2 mm high, 470 µH and inductors. The device uses a resistor-controlled oscillator design that delivers narrow lamp frequency distributions as well as tight performances over temperature. Its eight-pin MSOP reduces board space requirements and current draw is only 50 nA in shut down mode. The device operates over a temperature range of -40°C to 85°C. Prices for the EL drivers start at $0.87 each/10,000.