No ISP for AVR32 devices ???

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unless i have totally missed the mark, i just bought a EVK1105 to check out the new AVR32 devices.
without doing much research (my fault) i just assumed that i could use my Atmega ISP to program it and if not they would have provided a way to do it.

So today i am at:

http://www.atmel.com/dyn/products/tools.asp?family_id=682

to see what tools are there, WHAT!! no ISP for these :x

How STUPID was atmel to do this!
knock it off with all the debug crap, already. not everyone need that. some just need a way to flash their chip and move on with life.

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Then use the USB bootloader to program the device ;)

Hans-Christian

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I agree, but i cant find any documentation on how to get the 1105 kit in that mode, or which USB port to plug into.

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IIRC there is a UC3A0512 on EVK1105 board, go to the device page at http://www.atmel.com/dyn/product... and download "AVR32 UC3 USB DFU Bootloader" document.

Direct link http://www.atmel.com/dyn/resourc...

Hans-Christian

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thank you, i have already looked at that. that document is only for the EVK1100 and EVK1101, and the EVK1105. Nothing i have seen explains how to put the 1105 in that mode so that AVR32 Studio will recognize it. there is not even documentation
for the board itself. It like they made the board and did not bother to doc anything.

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You could try to hold down one of the buttons while pressing "reset". If the board reacts by not starting its demo it should be in bootmode.
Not sure if it works but the EVK1100 bootloader works that way (holding down the joystick + reset).

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ya, i tried that too. there are 2 usb jacks on the kit and i have tried both while press the only button on the board called bootsel. still got nothing. I dont mean to sound frustrated with you guys, and i do thank you much for trying to help!

I am just cheesed that a company like Atmel would produce a product and have the customer try to figure out how to use it. The WHOLE point of a kit to get the customer accustomed to the product quickly. Atmel you really drooped the ball with this kit!

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Thanks, i will pick up the help i need over at the thread.