Buy an STK500 AVR programmer for 9.99$

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Hello Guys
Here's is our programmer compatibles with STK500 protocol and you can use it with CodeVision , Bascom , AVR Studio (all versions) , Avr-dude or AVR-GCC as well as WINAVR etc.

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Supports all ATMEL-AVR MCU's such as AT90 , ATMEGA , ATTINY , etc.

Compatibles with all AVR compilers such as BASCOM , Code-Vision , AVR-studio , etc.

No external software needed , write and read flash directly through compilers

One 40-pins ZIF socket to use easier from DIP packages
USB1.1 connection and compiatbles with USB2.0
No power required , powered through USB
Compatibles with STK500 Protocol
High speed programming
External oscillator to chose external clock
Compatible ISP connector with ATMEL-MKII programmer
Easy adjust to chose fuse bits and lock bits
Target power supply , STK500 can supply up to 300mA to targets

Small size to easy carry , 55mm X 65mm

Further Info of STK500:
http://en.rasa-electronic.ir/stk500-programmer/

Price of this programmer is only 9.99$ for 1 pieces and it's possible to send anywhere through international post services DHL , TNT , EMS , UPS , FEDEX , ARAMEX
and also you can pay through credit cards

if you buy 2 pcs of this programmer we will give away you A USB to USART Module as a gift

if you need any information about price , delivery etc. please just contact with this email :

Info@rasa-electronic.ir

Last Edited: Thu. Feb 20, 2014 - 03:32 PM
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Don't you think it is EXTREMELY mis-leading to use the word "STK500" in the name of a $10 device when it's only real connection to STK500 is the protocol it uses? We've seen many beginners on this board who've been misled by this before. An STK500 is a $80 development board from Atmel - nothing else.

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the word "STK500" in the name of a $10 device when it's only real connection to STK500 is the protocol it uses?

FYI. You are right but remember as i mentioned it's only a programmer which is compitable as STK500 connections, so not a dev. board but it's quite cheap and useful

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Cliff,

We have had this discussion earlier this year.

http://www.avrfreaks.net/index.p...

Ross McKenzie ValuSoft Melbourne Australia

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We have had this discussion earlier this year.

that was a long time ago and anyway it's gone

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In that thread I asked:

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Does it have programmable power supply?
Does it have programmable clock generation?
Are there breakouts so that I can reach the I/O pins of the AVR?

to which the reaction was

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1:you can receive a regulated 5V at output up to 300mA (depends on the USB main port)

2:Rasa STK500 has an external clock source to make needed clock for AVR's

3:Due to lower cost and smaller size , there is no any external LED to reaching I/O

For Q1 that means "no". Items 2 and 3 are not quite answers to my questions: Answer #2 is "dodging" (but my hunch is "no") Answer #3 is not even related to the question - from the looks of the photo of the thing I'd say it's "no" to that one too.

"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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ARMSTK wrote:
Hello Guys
Here's is our programmer compatibles with STK500 protocol and you can use it with CodeVision , Bascom , AVR Studio (all versions) , Avr-dude or AVR-GCC as well as WINAVR etc.
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Supports all ATMEL-AVR MCU’s such as AT90 , ATMEGA , ATTINY , etc.

Compatibles with all AVR compilers such as BASCOM , Code-Vision , AVR-studio , etc.

No external software needed , write and read flash directly through compilers

One 40-pins ZIF socket to use easier from DIP packages
USB2.0 high-speed connection
No power required , powered through USB
Compatibles with STK500 Protocol
High speed programming
External oscillator to chose external clock
Compatible ISP connector with ATMEL-MKII programmer
Easy adjust to chose fuse bits and lock bits
Target power supply , STK500 can supply up to 300mA to targets

The old saying "There is nothing new, under the sun !" is true !

When I saw the thread title, I was expecting to see an equivalent to the STK500 development system, possible with added features, like built-in USB, etc... From that point of view, an ATMega324 or ATMega2560 based Arduino may well have more to offer as far as functionality.

The deficiency I see with this product over the STK500 is that, it will only program a very limited in the number of devices, unless pin-out adapters are made for each AVR controller class. An ATISP-MKII is also USB and is flexible enough to program most, if not all 8-bit AVR devices, and you can't beat the price - about $35.00US. And... there is nothing preventing a DIP device from being programmed on a conventional bread boarding using the ATISP-MKII, I've done that several times in the past.

The fact is, I haven't used a 40 pin dual in-line (or any DIP) controller in years. Everything I use today is SMT packaging, except where I am forced otherwise.

You can avoid reality, for a while.  But you can't avoid the consequences of reality! - C.W. Livingston

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The fact is, I haven't used a 40 pin dual in-line (or any DIP) controller in years.

I echo this.
But maybe some countries have lots of very old devices.

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For Q1 that means "no". Items 2 and 3 are not quite answers to my questions: Answer #2 is "dodging" (but my hunch is "no") Answer #3 is not even related to the question - from the looks of the photo of the thing I'd say it's "no" to that one too.

Sir As you have worked for long time with AVR's you could understand that with 10$ No body can not put all the facilities of the original STK500 Dev. board ,
So pay attention on the cost of RASA STK500 ,

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When I saw the thread title, I was expecting to see an equivalent to the STK500 development system, possible with added features

How is possible to produce an Original STK500 without the license of ATMEL corp. ?
We are not copier such as China etc.

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The deficiency I see with this product over the STK500 is that, it will only program a very limited in the number of devices,

RASA STK500 can support all 8-bits AVR devices in SMT or DIP packages

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The fact is, I haven't used a 40 pin dual in-line (or any DIP) controller in years. Everything I use today is SMT packaging, except where I am forced otherwise.

We also din't use DIP packages any more because of cost and assembling time
This programmers should be enough good for beginners or students

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But maybe some countries have lots of very old devices.

Not actually , i think all of the products with quantity beyond of 100pcs should produce with SMD components
also this own programmer manufactured with SMD components
and as i say this programmer is very good for students with low cost so it i think they prefer using of DIP and also mostly for prototype one uses DIP packages

I think you dear guys need to make comments not always as a critic (i know everything has some disadvantages)
and i would thank you to tell us about the problems of this product
So guys review again from fair side

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Sir As you have worked for long time with AVR's you could understand that with 10$ No body can not put all the facilities of the original STK500 Dev. board

We understand that perfectly clear, thank you. The problem is the name of the device. Bordering to false merketing, if you ask me.

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We are not copier such as China etc

Regardless of if the name "STK500" is actually legally protected or not, you are copying the name.

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So guys review again from fair side

We did (parts of) that. The result is "despite it's name, this is not an STK500.

"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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Supports all ATMEL-AVR MCU’s such as AT90 , ATMEGA , ATTINY , etc.

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the claim made here does not hold....
I can not fit a AtMega 168(or family part) on the socket...
I can not fit a AtMega1281 (or family part) on the socket.
so it might support the programming of, but certainly not support the chip.... As the only thing you practically see it the ZIF socket the claim is misleading.

then you call it the STK500, as said before, but it is not even close to being one. again misleading...

It is an AVR programmer and not an STK500 programmer.

ow and small it is not too, have seen on Chinese sites programmers that are a lot smaller. I even guess that it is in fact not that much smaller then an AVR_ISP which had a protective case to ensure that the board is not fried by ESD or damaged by dropping(or objects hitting it....

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USB2.0 high-speed connection

I must admit that sounds like a "Razzle-dazzle them" marketing slogan.
Mind I do not assume that you are cheating Freaks - I believe you that the device is USB high-speed, ISP programs AVRs etc, if you state so.
But can you provide some benchmarks (read/write/verify times)?
Or at least explain why did you embed such expensive and fast connectivity for a tool that only supports ISP programming (which is measured in the order of kB/s, clocked at F_CPU/4 at best)?

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I can not fit a AtMega 168(or family part) on the socket...
I can not fit a AtMega1281 (or family part) on the socket.

There is No socket for this packages but you can use ISP for these parts

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then you call it the STK500, as said before, but it is not even close to being one. again misleading...

I have said this is only a programmer compatibles with STK500 protocol

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ow and small it is not too, have seen on Chinese sites programmers that are a lot smaller. I even guess that it is in fact not that much smaller then an AVR_ISP which had a protective case to ensure that the board is not fried by ESD or damaged by dropping(or objects hitting it....

Are you sure these programmers has a ZIF socket ?

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I must admit that sounds like a "Razzle-dazzle them" marketing slogan.
Mind I do not assume that you are cheating Freaks - I believe you that the device is USB high-speed, ISP programs AVRs etc

Thank you for your comments

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But can you provide some benchmarks (read/write/verify times)?

Yes , it's possible to do this

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at least explain why did you embed such expensive and fast connectivity for a tool that only supports ISP programming (which is measured in the order of kB/s, clocked at F_CPU/4 at best)?

I am very sorry because of my English mistake
This programmer has USB ver. 1.1 tough it's compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 (I changed the wrong clime at the first post)

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I have said this is only a programmer compatibles with STK500 protocol

On the page you youerself link to, what does the heading say (i.e. what name have you given to it on that page)?

"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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Of course Atmel can sue anyone using the STK500 name I guess.

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

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