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Fade LED


This application “fades” a LED using the PWM API.

The LED starts off increases its brightness until it is fully or nearly fully on. The brightness then decreases until the LED is off, completing on fade cycle. Each cycle takes 2.5 seconds, and the cycles repeat forever.

Requirements and Wiring

This sample has the same requirements and wiring considerations as the PWM Blinky.

Building and Running

To build and flash this sample for the nRF52840 DK:

west build -b nrf52840dk_nrf52840 samples/basic/fade_led
west flash

Change nrf52840dk_nrf52840 appropriately for other supported boards.

After flashing, the sample starts fading the LED as described above. It also prints information to the board’s console.