# Is it possible to program AVR microcontrollers using USB-UART converter instead od USBasp?

Is it possible to program an AVR microcontroller (e.g. Atmega328P) using a USB-UART converter like this one:

Instead of a usual USBasp ISP programmer:

?

If yes, is the procedure the same as in the case of USBasp programmer or are there some additional steps required?

• Yes, but it's very slow. Dec 15, 2014 at 8:53