Hi, I recently bought an AVRISP mkII programmer and have installed the latest version of AVRstudio, along with the USB driver, and the programmer is connected properly to my PC.
My next problem is connecting this to an ATmega8 to begin programming. I have searched for guides, but they all just say connect the 6-pin ISP connecter to the corresponding connector on the 'programming board.' Well I don't have one (and was under the impression that one wasn't needed) and instead and simply trying to build a circuit on the breadboard and program it this way.
Can someone help me out with the pin connections? I have the 6pin ISP connector with:
On the ATmega8 datasheet I found the SPI pins of the processor:
-PB5 (pin 19): SCK
-PB4 (pin 18): MISO
-PB3 (pin 17): MOSI
-PB2 (pin 16): nSS (slave select)
-PC6 (pin 1) : nRESET
Do I just connect the pins of the programmer directly to the corresponding pins of the ATmega8 (And the circuits 5V supply), and begin programming? Is there any intermediate circuiry needed like pull-up/pull-down resistors of buffers? Also what do I do with slave select, clamp it to ground?
Is there a guide for begginers that does not talk about using a 'programming kit/board', but connecting the programmer directly?