AVR-ISP500-TINY is a fast and reliable USB AVR programmer. It has two modes of work: STK500-compatible USB programmer and USB mass storage. In STK500 mode it works with both Atmel studio and AVRDude.
AVR-ISP500-TINY uses the STK500v2 communication protocol. In mass storage mode it creates a new drive on your computer and when you drag and drop the HEX file to this drive, it programs it in the target AVR attached to the ICSP connector. This is totally platform-independent and works on any computer without the need of any software.
AVR-ISP500-TINY has an internal flash of 2MB and can store the last command and code that you executed in AVR studio or avrdude and then you can execute it again with a single button push. This means that once you load the code in the internal flash, you can program targets quickly with the same binary code by a single button press.
Connects to PC via USB 2.0 Full speed
STK500v2 compatible mode
Mass storage mode
Internal flash of 2 MB for stand alone programming with single button press
Two ICSP connectors - Atmel's 10 pin (2x5) ICSP and 6 pin (2x3) ICSP connectors
Does not require external power supply - it gets powered by the USB
Uses Atmel's 2x5 pin ICSP and 2x3 connector layout
I installed the drivers but I can't connect to the target! Any ideas?
This programmer does not power the target! First make sure to get your target powered! If the problem persists:
- Inspect the hardware connections - Test with different the ISP baudrate (higher and lower) - Test with another target
I can't get this programmer working with Arduino IDE. What should I do?
Follow the installation algorithm below. It was tested and confirmed working with Windows 10 and Arduino 1.6.7:
1. Plug AVR-ISP500-TINY to the computer via USB cable with a USB type B connector.
2. If you have a newer version of Windows the drivers would install automatically. If they do not install automatically, download the drivers from the links above and manually point the installer to the drivers. If the installer refuses to install the drivers due to the lack of signature - make sure to disable the "Driver Signature Enforcement" and then try to install the drivers again. Upon a successful installation a new COM port would appear in "Windows Device Manager".
3. Before launching Arduino IDE you need to add a configuration for the Olimex programmer. It is simple – navigate to *\arduino-1.6.7\hardware\arduino\avr\ and open the file programmers.txt for editing. At the end of the file add the following: