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


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.

  • \$\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\$ 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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