AVRISP mkII fix

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AVRISP mkII programmers manufactured from 20071012 to 20080130 has a missing parameter in the firmware.
This causes the AVRISP mkII to not be able to communicate with the target AVR.
The AVRISP mkII can be fixed by upgrading the firmware following this procedure:

1) Install this package (link below) to a computer that has AVR Studio 4.12 with SP1 or later. (AVRISPmkII.dat and AVRISPmkII.chm will be installed)
2) Start AVR Studio and open the programming dialog for the AVRISP mkII.
3) AVR Studio will detect an old firmware on the AVRISP mkII. Click OK and Start Upgrade.
4) The AVRISP mkII should now contain firmware rev 01.09 and work correctly.

This firmware works on all AVRISP mkII regardless of production date,
and will be included in the next build of AVR Studio.
The production date can be found on the bottom side of the AVRISP mkII.

http://www.atmel.no/beta_ware/as4/AVRISPmkIIUpgrade.exe

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Last Edited: Mon. Apr 1, 2019 - 10:18 AM
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She lives!!! :shock: :shock:

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Nice, Eivind -- thanks for the post and pass along thanks to your engineers for the fix!

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Hello,

I have a clone of AVRISP mkII. It has a different pcb that the ATMEL original. This does not connect to target board. Any hope?

Stuck with assembler

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Python341 wrote:
This does not connect to target board.
That's a pretty broad statement - what do you mean? Are you saying that when you try to run some PC based programming software (which one?) that it some how reports that the ISP link is inactive?

 

Anyway in this day and age if you want a "cheap and cheerful" programmer then a $2 USBAsp from ebay is a fairly reliable solution (it is driven by avrdude.exe on the PC). A possibly better idea (ultimately) will be the Microchip Snap that costs $15 but as it's early days there could be issues finding the right PC software to use with it.

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Python341 wrote:
Any hope?
yes

One (of few?) AVRISP mkII clones :

USB AVRISP XPII - Waveshare Wiki

 

"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

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Folks please note that Python341 has started a second thread (with more detail) here:

 

https://www.avrfreaks.net/forum/...

 

As that thread has more detail I will lock this copy.

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