Who knows this AVR programmer?

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Hi,

 

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/...

 

I ordered this programmer from China, and it seemed to be very useful. After receiving it, became clear, that it doesn't have any description and software driver, so it cannot be use.

I think, it is a copy of some non-chinese product. Can anybody help me to identify it and make it useable with the necessary programs?

 

Thanks: Gabor 

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If you have an android phone use Google goggles to take a high resolution picture of the text at the top right. It may be able to translate the Chinese into English.
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Oh and if you plug it into a PC what does lsusb (Linux) or USBDEVIEW (Windows) say the VID/PID is?

Last Edited: Fri. Jul 14, 2017 - 06:24 PM
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From the page you linked to:

STK500 programming algorithm using official

While that's not well formulated English, it seems clear enough that it is meant to be driven as an STK500. So, try doing that from Studio or AVRDude. 

 

"He used to carry his guitar in a gunny sack, or sit beneath the tree by the railroad track. Oh the engineers would see him sitting in the shade, Strumming with the rhythm that the drivers made. People passing by, they would stop and say, "Oh, my, what that little country boy could play!" [Chuck Berry]

 

"Some questions have no answers."[C Baird] "There comes a point where the spoon-feeding has to stop and the independent thinking has to start." [C Lawson] "There are always ways to disagree, without being disagreeable."[E Weddington] "Words represent concepts. Use the wrong words, communicate the wrong concept." [J Morin] "Persistence only goes so far if you set yourself up for failure." [Kartman]

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I'd agree but the connection seems to be USB which may suggest a USB-TTL (CDC-ACM) built in?

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bgab wrote:

 

Hi,

 

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/...

 

I ordered this programmer from China, and it seemed to be very useful. After receiving it, became clear, that it doesn't have any description and software driver,

 

From the link you provided:

contact with me freely if any question, usually we will 

send datasheet,code via email

 

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There is a TaoBao shop link in the back side: https://mengzhenyao.taobao.com/

The high res pics there show the programmer doesn't have a USB to serial chip, just a Mega168PA, so it must have software USB, maybe it's a USBasp derivative? You could try to install a USBasp driver and see if it works... but I think it's better to contact the designer.

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Hi everybody,

 

Thanks for your answers. Some words about my history with this card. First of course I tried to contact the seller. No answer. Then with Taobao. They declined to help me because it was ordered from Aliexpress. Now I am here.

Connecting the card through USB to my computer (Windows 8.1), it identifies it as a "Yao P-Pro" device and adds a "libusb-win32" driver to it. That's all. Atmel Studio doesn't see it as "Available Tool", so no user interface to use it.

 

Gabor 

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Hi,

 

My e-mail address: g.benkovics@gmail.com. Thanks in advance for any help regarding this card.

 

Gabor

 

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OK, so you've got two suggestions to actually try out on your own:

 

1. Try driving it as an STK500, e.g. from Atmel Studio or using the AVRDUDE software.

2. Try driving it as an USBASP programmer, eg using AVRDUDE.

 

Have you tried those?

 

No-one is going to e-mail you. Stay here for discussions.

"He used to carry his guitar in a gunny sack, or sit beneath the tree by the railroad track. Oh the engineers would see him sitting in the shade, Strumming with the rhythm that the drivers made. People passing by, they would stop and say, "Oh, my, what that little country boy could play!" [Chuck Berry]

 

"Some questions have no answers."[C Baird] "There comes a point where the spoon-feeding has to stop and the independent thinking has to start." [C Lawson] "There are always ways to disagree, without being disagreeable."[E Weddington] "Words represent concepts. Use the wrong words, communicate the wrong concept." [J Morin] "Persistence only goes so far if you set yourself up for failure." [Kartman]

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JohanEkdahl wrote:

OK, so you've got two suggestions to actually try out on your own:

 

1. Try driving it as an STK500, e.g. from Atmel Studio or using the AVRDUDE software.

2. Try driving it as an USBASP programmer, eg using AVRDUDE.

 

Have you tried those?

 

No-one is going to e-mail you. Stay here for discussions.

 

Thanks John for your advises and for admonishment. I wrote my e-mail address only for the purpose that Chuck99 could send me the promised documentation.  In Atmel Studio I cannot get connected with this board (neither as STK500). I need some time to install AVRDUDE and get familiar with it in order to try the other vay.

 

Gabor

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bgab wrote:

... I wrote my e-mail address only for the purpose that Chuck99 could send me the promised documentation.

 

What the ...?

 

In post #5 I was quoting from the web site that you linked to in post #1.

I've never used that type of board and have nothing to send you.

 

 

 

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Hi Chuck99,

 

You are right. Excuse me for misunderstanding.