How to use programmer?

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Hey I just bought this chip from *China*

http://www.dx.com/p/atmega48-dev...

and now I connected it to my computer and wanted to programm it but.. how?

Amtel Studio does only support own devices so I tried to upload the hex file.. but how?

 

Thank you!

Regards, Felix

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Last Edited: Sun. Mar 19, 2017 - 06:37 PM
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From what I read on the DX webpage it comes with no manual or any support at all.  When you plug the dongle into the USB port on your PC what does it show up as?  It could be a USBAsp in which case you could use AVRdude.

 

So we have something to start with, connect the dongle to your PC and let us know in device manager what it shows up as.  It's a start.

 

JIm

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Atmel Studio6.2/AS7, DipTrace, Quartus, MPLAB user

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I believe that the "snake" (silver case with USB and ribbon cable) is the USBasp programmer.  And the blue Printed circuit board is a stand-alone Mega48 development board.    To use the USBasp with Windows 10, then you should Google for the USBasp Windows driver and download it.  You will need to disable driver-signature verification in order to load the driver into Windows 10.  There are explanations on the web to do this.

  This Mega48 board has the D+ and D- lines connected to the USB mini-B connector.  This means that there MAY be a bootloader installed in the Mega48 IC.

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Simonetta wrote:
his Mega48 board has the D+ and D- lines connected to the USB mini-B connector.

Which I find odd as the Mega48 does not have USB native.  Unless there is a USB/TTL converter under the board we cannot see.

 

Jim

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Atmel Studio6.2/AS7, DipTrace, Quartus, MPLAB user

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Jim, it could just be a cheap way of providing a connection. Mad/silly/stupid... maybe.

 

ps

 

I see a 12MHz crystal which is one of the accepted frequencies for the V-USB software versions. So V-USB in/out of the USB connector and programming via the 10 pin ISP connector.

 

Ross McKenzie ValuSoft Melbourne Australia

Last Edited: Sun. Mar 19, 2017 - 01:28 AM
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Yeah, I thought of that after I hit post.  Thats the thing with buying these devices....NO MANUAL to know what the hell it does.

 

Maybe the OP can find some information off the silkscreen that can be googled

 

We should hear from them tomorrow

 

JIm

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Atmel Studio6.2/AS7, DipTrace, Quartus, MPLAB user

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I can almost bet my house on what the VID/PID pair will be.

Ross McKenzie ValuSoft Melbourne Australia

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Thank you, after some googling I did all of it...

  • install the USBasp Driver: Dont works
  • install all different drivers with "zadig": Dont works

Its an usbasp.. if I remove the cover it looks exactly the same ^^

 

Thats how it looks like with libusbK

 

Device Manager

 

I also heard that it will not work properly with usb hubs and sometimes china chips only support usb 1.1..

So I will try it on another device today.. but I think its also 2.0

 

Thank you at all for your answers!

Regards,

Felix

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Okay, sorry for beeing newbie ^^ But tell me what information and pictures you need I will help you as much as I can

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If it says USBHID,  it is a HID device and is controlled by the Chinese progispv1.72 software.

 

Avrdude can only control USBASP devices.

 

Yes,  the dongle hardware is the same for USBHID (USBISP) or USBASP.

 

progisp1.72 is a GUI program.   With Chinese instructions.

I am a lot happier with avrdude which is a regular command line program.   And an English Manual.

 

I am not aware of any English software for the USBHID HID device.

It is one of the problems when you buy Chinese dev boards designed for the Chinese market.

 

David.

 

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Very nice! The Software is available in english. So thank you :)