- on Microcontrollers
- Published in issue 7/2008 on page 60
Simple USB AVR-ISP Compatible Programmer
In the old days it was very simple to use the parallel port of a standard PC and program just about any type of AVR microcontroller with it. When you want to do that now, you're first obliged to buy a programmer that communicates with the PC via USB, which immediately raises the threshold of getting started with these microcontrollers. The circuit presented here offers a solution to this.