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ULTI-ISP

Ultimate solution to program AVR & 8051

UMAIRMUKATI(DOT)COM By: Umair Mukati

It can be self-programmed by any other AVR Programmer or by another ULTI-ISP using 6pin IDC Cable. The ULTI-ISP can be used to program a wide range of AVR microcontrollers as well as 8051 series. Another external header can be used to supply power to the target device. one is for power and another is for programming status.ULTI-ISP Programmer User Guide Introduction The product ULTI-ISP is a project and a continuation based on the work of Thomas Fischl. EEPROM. to further improve it. The product has two programming speed modes. He designed the hardware in such a way that you can even place it in your key-chain. the whole project is open-source you can add up and implement your design over it. Fabio Baltieri. The software “ProgISP” can be used to program the devices using ULTI-ISP tool. The two indicators are used to reflect the ULTI-ISP status. A standard 6 pin IDC ISP cable can be used to program the target device. Finally. The keen scope of this product is to combine the powers to program AVR and 8051 inside a small programming tool. The device can be used to read. write and erase flash memory. Page 1|7 . The hardware is a pure work from Fabio Baltieri. The ULTI-ISP includes an on-board AVR ATMega8 which deals with all the USB transactions and provides the data to the target device needed to program it. The product is made over the V-USB platform. which is now called as “ULTI-ISP” (ULTImate-In-System-Programmer). Fuse Bits.

............................................... 5 Several Modes .......... 4 Connecting Hardware .............................................................. 1 Hardware Description .................................. 4 Compiling and Generation of Hex Files............................ 4 Brief History ................................................................................. 3 Brief Guide ...............................Contents Introduction .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 4 Programming AVR Microcontrollers ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 4 Downloading HEX File to Microcontroller ............................................................................................................................ 7 ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

The figure of the product is shown below: The top view of this product: The standard pin-out of AVR 6 pin ISP header is: Page 3|7 .1 compliant.ULTI-ISP Programmer User Guide Hardware Description The device is USB v1.

Brief Guide Programming AVR Microcontrollers Brief History The AVR architecture was conceived by two students at the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH) Alf-Egil Bogen and Vegard Wollan.SCK 4. Connecting Hardware Connect the IDC female head to ULTI-ISP and then other pins to the target controller in the following sequence: 1. Among which ATMEL supplies a freeware software i. the pinout was identical. ATMEL Studio 6 continuing a series of AVR Studio. Its IDE is based on Visual Studio which gives programmer very much flexibility to write a program easily. but other than that. For example with ATMega8 you can connect the hardware like in the figure shown below.e. Among the first of the AVR line was the AT90S8515.MISO 3.RST 5. while the AVR has an activelow RESET).GND -> -> -> -> -> -> Green Grey Blue Yellow Purple Orange Make sure to use a crystal at XTAL pins to avoid other programming issues. including the external multiplexed address and data bus. which in a 40-pin DIP package has the same pinout as an 8051 microcontroller.MOSI 2. The polarity of the RESET line was opposite (8051's having an active-high RESET. . It can be easily downloaded from its official website. Compiling and Generation of Hex Files An AVR programmer has a wide range of official and unofficial compilers and IDEs available for programming.VCC 6.

Page 5|7 .Download and Install latest version of Prog-ISP. 1. Open it after installation. I am considering that you have made a program for AVR ATMega8 Microcontroller and using Windows Environment. By the way.ULTI-ISP Programmer User Guide Downloading HEX File to Microcontroller After generation of HEX file you can follow the footsteps described in this guide below.

3.After plugging in the device the PRG ISP logo becomes enable.GOTO “File > Load Flash” and select the HEX file. 4.2. .Select ATMega8 from drop-down list.

i.Power can be supplied to target microcontroller by placing jumper over the Power Supply pins.Have a look at your checklist which you need to perform during automatic operation. Page 7|7 . 2. before continuing this step.) Several Modes 1.e. You can remove jumper to set the programming in FAST mode but you have to set the microcontroller to support high CPU processing rate first. FAST and SLOW.The programmer comprises of two basic modes. after checking all the required operations you can just press “AUTO” button to start the programming process. (Note: Check all the connections.ULTI-ISP Programmer User Guide 5. Or you will get common errors like “Chip Enable” etc.