USB STK500v2 compatible AVR programmer with 6 pin and 10 pin ICSP connector support
Price19.95 EUR
10 - 49 pcs17.96 EUR
50 - 10000 pcs15.96 EUR
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AVR-ISP500 is a fast and reliable USB AVR programmer, that works with both Atmel studio and AVRDUDE. It is recognized as STK500 programmer and uses STK500v2 communication protocol.


  • Connects to PC via USB 2.0 Full speed
  • Tested and confirmed working with AVR Studio 4, Atmel Studio 5, Atmel Studio 6, Atmel Studio 7, AVRDUDE
  • Tested and confirmed working under Linux; Windows XP, Vista, 7,  8, 10
  • No need for an external power supply as it takes the power supply from the USB
  • Two ICSP connectors - Atmel's 10 pin (2x5) ICSP and 6 pin (2x3) ICSP connectors
  • Dimensions: (45x30)mm ~ (1.7x1.2)" + 20cm ~ 8" cable




  • 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 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:

    olimexisp.name=Olimex ISP500

    4. Launch Arduino IDE and select Tools –> Programmer –> “Olimex ISP500”; also select the COM port of the programmer as listed in “Windows Device Manager”(!) after a succesfull driver install

    5. Remember to click Sketch –> Upload using programmer – if you just click “Upload” then Arduino IDE would attempt to upload via the USB.