STK600 Issues

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I am trying to get an STK600 working with WinAVR and Studio but have a number of problems. I have connected the 6-pin cable between the ISP/PDI headers, connected the USB cable to the jack next to the power connector and installed the driver successfully (it shows up in Device Drivers under Jungo).

After selecting Tools > Program AVR > Connect and selected STK600/USB the STK600 status window opens. I selected Atmega2560 and the message at the bottom says the USB is detected and says "STK600 with serial number xxxxx found". So far, so good.

But when trying to read the signature, an error window pops up saying "There seems to be a short in the ISP cable'. I have checked the cable - no shorts. What's the problem?

I tried to create a new project by selecting Project > Project Wizard > New Project > AVR GCC. But the STK600 is not in the Debug Platform list. Am I missing something here?

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But the STK600 is not in the Debug Platform list. Am I missing something here?

Err the fact that it is NOT a debug platform? It's ONLY a programmer. To debug a 2560 you need a JTAGICEmkII or an AVR One!

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I had the same problem. The frequency on my STK600 was set to 0Hz. Change this to something reasonable and it should work.

Regards,
Steve A.

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I guess "complete starter kit and development system" (from User Guide Introduction) doesn't mean a debugger(apparently a complete starter kit but not a complete development system???). Luckily I have a JTAGICE MkII.

My ISP Frequency is set to 200.0 Khz and the Clock Generator is 16006192 Hz (16Mhz). Is that what Koshchi meant?

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My ISP Frequency is set to 200.0 Khz and the Clock Generator is 16006192 Hz (16Mhz). Is that what Koshchi meant?

Yes.

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I guess "complete starter kit and development system" (from User Guide Introduction) doesn't mean a debugger(apparently a complete starter kit but not a complete development system???).

I don't think that "development system" would necessarily imply on-chip debugging equipment. And I don't see anywhere in the documentation or advertisements that says the STK600 includes on-chip debugging. Surely you checked out the boards capabilities before buying it, didn't you?

Regards,
Steve A.

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Actually a new client bought the STK600 before I got on the project. The ISP cable problem turned out to be an error in their hardware.