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Can the STK500 program the XMEGA as it arrives from Atmel?

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If you look at the device support for the STK500 in the AVR Studio Help you will see that the XMega isn't supported, you need an STK600. I'd use a Dragon, it's a lot cheaper and gives debugging as well as programming.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ It's only cheaper if you don't already have an STK500 :-) Will probably pick up a Dragon though. Thanks. \$\endgroup\$ – joeforker Aug 2 '10 at 11:45
  • \$\begingroup\$ I've got an STK500 and a Dragon. 8-) \$\endgroup\$ – Leon Heller Aug 2 '10 at 11:58
  • \$\begingroup\$ Also, I think you need a "daughter board" for the STK600 that has a ZIF socket and appropriate routings for your particular flavor of XMEGA. \$\endgroup\$ – vicatcu Aug 2 '10 at 15:22
  • \$\begingroup\$ There are ZIF sockets for TQFP and QFN parts? \$\endgroup\$ – joeforker Aug 3 '10 at 15:00

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