I was wondering if there is an attachment that would allow TQFP32 package programming of an ATMEGA328 using an STK500 - besides with using an ISP header?
If a STK600 is needed, what attachment is necessary?
Any help appreciated.
The first question is WHY?
If you have hundreds to program, your distributor may do them for you.
If you have one or two, then buy a ZIF socket and solder to a DIL converter board. Then you can place a ISP header on your converter board. Or place the whole arrangement in the STK500 as if it were a DIL mega328.
But the cheapest of all is to solder the TQFP32 onto a converter board. Do your developing on the STK500. And place an ISP header on every production board.
Or you buy an STK600 and pray that your distributor has the relevant adapter board in stock.
Thanks David. I just have a couple. I Googled zif socket and it now all makes sense to me.
If you only have a couple of AVRs to program, a $70 ZIF is more expensive than adding a 6-pin ISP header to your target board.
Even if you are "hand-stitching" some ISP connections for one-off programming two boards is cheaper than buying a ZIF.
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