atmel chip programming

Discussion in 'Programmer's Corner' started by c.marsh, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. c.marsh

    Thread Starter Active Member

    May 16, 2009
    so so far i have been using my arduino to program small atmel chips, but im in need of something much larger with more pwm channels.

    i'm looking for some kind of interface that i can hook up a variety of atmel chips and program them so they run the arduino sketches.

    i wanted to use a atmega48 chip but can't seem to get the boards entry so apparently need a standalone usb device to program it that allows me to use my arduino sketches
  2. DickCappels


    Aug 21, 2008
    What is probably the best all-around AVR programmer is Atmel's AVRSIP2, which connects directly via USB. Its $37 at Digikey, its integrated with AVR Studio and supports (I think) all of the ATMEGA and ATTINY parts. I suggest staying away from the imitations.

    If a command line operated programmer is your preference, you should have a look at USBasp programmers. You can built it yourself, or you can buy it from many places, such as Digikey or DealExtreme for about $10 ±$5 including shipping. They are not branded. I still recommend the AVR ISP.

    You might also want to have a look at USBtinyISP, which also works with AVRStudio and AVRDude
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2013