Reg Atmega 168

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by ksp1717, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. ksp1717

    Thread Starter Member

    Oct 30, 2008
    Hi all

    I am new to the microcontrollers other than PIC...and also I used to program and use the pic using a target board, icd from CCS kit which is given here .

    I want to use the atmega line of microcontrollers now..... I am planning on making my own target board as a trail.

    I have seen this simple method of doing it here.... what i want to know is ..
    can i make a simple target board as described in tht link and use an
    AVR programmer - USB stk500v2

    and a suitable computer software to program my atmega. Is it possible to do that or do I need anything else.
  2. hgmjr

    Retired Moderator

    Jan 28, 2005
    I don't have any first-hand experience with the device shown in your link but it certainly seems viable. The free software development utility from Atmel called AVRSTUDIO4 should be useable with this device since it is compatible with the STK500 programmer. Make sure that the target board that you are building is provided with a correctly wired ISP6PIN connector.

  3. John Luciani

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 3, 2007
    I would use the AVR ISP MKII as mentioned on the Evil Mad Scientist page.

    It is not clear from the description if the programmer can drive devices
    at the target systems voltage level. A lot of systems are using 3.3V. It
    may be useful to be able to program these devices.

    (* jcl *)
  4. ksp1717

    Thread Starter Member

    Oct 30, 2008
    Thank you for your help... i will try and get back here if i hav any problems