Atmega 3209 (AVR 0 series). I understand an led fading effect can be accomplished with pulses but I might not want to have my AVR distracted as it's got some pretty time intensive things to handle and interrupts to look out for. Maybe it's got the time to spare, I don't know, I'll explore that later but I was wondering if there are any tricks to handle such things in a way that doesn't tax the CPU? The datasheet says it's got an "Event System for core independent and predictable inter-peripheral signaling." Before I start barking up the wrong tree I was wondering if that could be used for to accomplish something like simulating an LED fade? Of course I don't need to fade an LED but word on the street is that it's what all the cool kids are doing.
BTW, I have already started looking at 'Getting Started with Core Independent Peripherals on AVR' (http://ww1.microchip.com/downloa...) but haven't gotten too deep yet. I'm mostly looking to find out if it's a possible solution or not so I can save myself the effort if not.