So far we have been producing AVR-based products in relatively small quantities and have been programming via STK 500s and AVR Studio.
However, we are now moving into real production quantities and need to get the assembly people to be able to program the boards as they come off the production line, hopefully integrating the programming of the device into the PC-based test software.
Does anybody have suggestions for a cheap-and-cheerful programmer?
Our target chip is an AtMega 162.
We would want to buy working programmers off the shelf, rather than build them ourselves, and would be looking for a certain level of support (preferably source code) for the integration of programming capability into in-house test harnesses.
One other thing - we are in the UK and wish to start production on 16th May. Nothing like leaving it to the last minute, eh? :)
All suggestions gratefully received.
Thanks in advance,