Preparing to update the firmware in a 328P device, I orders a common USBasp programmer off eBay. This is the unit I ordered:
...But THIS was what I got.
It appears to be a similar device but in fact is entirely different. It's definitely not a USBasp. Chasing it down by its image, I discover that it's a "new" type, and from the obscure Chinglish descriptions I learn that it is purported to be driverless in Win 7/8/10, and supports Chinese programming software. It has an ATmega8A chip. So far, this thing will not set up, be recognized by Win7, Zadig, AVRdude or anything else, nor do anything more useful than show a steady red LED when plugged in.
Is anyone familiar with this oddity? Can it be installed in Win7 and made useful?
I'm very curious to know what's going on with this.
Thanks for any help!