Using AVRISP standalone programming software.

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:oops: :oops: I should know but...is there a standalone version of the AVRISP/STK500 programming software that can be used instead of having to start Studio? (i.e. similar to AVRprog or the one actually used by Studio)

John Samperi

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The software is a standalone exe, that AVR Studio calls, but it's a command line interface. In your AVR Studio installation directory, there is a \STK500 subdirectory. Look in there to find the executable.

Alternatively, there is the open source software avrdude which interfaces to AVRISP/STK500:
https://savannah.nongnu.org/proj...

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but it's a command line interface.

I tried that but command line stuff makes me shiver nowdays (been there done that for many years when I had to)...I prefer just to press the AUTO button and it all happens. Besides STK500.EXE tells me to "call my boss NOW" and my wife doesn't know why ....:-)

John Samperi

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Just downloaded the evaluation version of Chipblaster (see tools section)...it's almost perfect for my needs. I would prefer some form of text selection for the fuses, boot size etc like the Studio GUI. All projects settings can be saved which is something lacking in Studio. As I said almost perfect :-) (Pavel will disagree with me I would say)

John Samperi

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Thats true but in free Chipblaster version hex code is limited to 1 or 2 kB and I cant find autoreload function.
New PonyProg is better for you I hope. Click to yellow arrow and ready.
Szymon

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avrdude works good and there is even a little GUI for it... (I haven't used the gui really..) I
usually work with WINAVR, it has all the tools I need, the gcc, avrdude for programming.. and the programmers notepad for the ide environment...

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free Chipblaster version hex code is limited to 1 or 2 kB

That's true, I don't have a file small enough to try it out, but then I would really would want to try it out with larger files. I programmed a dozen M8535 with AVR studio yesterday and was very impressed with the programming speed, (have been using AVRprog untill now). The annoying thing I found with programming using AVRstudio was that if you switch to the fuses or lockbits pages it automatically reads the current setting of the chips and if you don't reset them to what you want then you have lots of chips with wrong fuses. Staying in the Automatic programming page with everything preset works well. I will look at Ponyprog again.

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avrdude works good and there is even a little GUI for it

What's the 'GUI' s name? :-)

John Samperi

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Its avrdude-gui. Came with the latest WinAVR. Seek out avrdude-gui.exe in the WinAVR\bin folder.

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FYI, avrdude-gui is in alpha. There are still issues to be worked out, specifically, IIRC, programming fuses.

The project is on SourceForge:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/...
You can take a look at the known bug list there.

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Seek out avrdude-gui.exe in the WinAVR\bin folder.[code]
:cry: Not there. Winavr dated 20/07/2004 which is the latest ??? I'll try to download it from sourceforge.

Ooops..just realised there is a newer version...

John Samperi

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