How to Install Atmel AVRISP MKII Driver on Windows 10
The Atmel AVRISP MKII is a tool that allows you to program and debug 8-bit AVR microcontrollers with ISP or PDI interfaces. It connects to your computer via USB and supports both in-system programming (ISP) and parallel debug interface (PDI) modes. However, to use it on Windows 10, you need to install a driver that is compatible with the operating system.
In this article, we will show you how to download and install the Atmel AVRISP MKII driver on Windows 10 step by step.
Step 1: Download the driver
The driver for the Atmel AVRISP MKII is available on the Microchip website[^1^]. You can access it by clicking on this link: ATAVRISP2 - Microchip Technology. On the webpage, scroll down to the "Downloads" section and click on the "AVRISP mkII USB Driver" link. This will download a zip file containing the driver files.
Step 2: Extract the driver files
Once you have downloaded the zip file, you need to extract its contents to a folder on your computer. You can use any file extraction software, such as WinZip or 7-Zip, to do this. Alternatively, you can right-click on the zip file and select "Extract All" from the menu. Choose a destination folder for the extracted files and click on "Extract".
Step 3: Connect the Atmel AVRISP MKII to your computer
Before you install the driver, you need to connect the Atmel AVRISP MKII to your computer using a USB cable. Make sure that the device is powered on and that the green LED is lit. If you have not connected the device before, Windows 10 will try to install a default driver for it, but it will fail. You will see a notification that says "Device driver software was not successfully installed". Ignore this message and proceed to the next step.
Step 4: Install the driver manually
To install the driver manually, you need to access the Device Manager on your computer. You can do this by pressing the Windows key + X on your keyboard and selecting "Device Manager" from the menu. Alternatively, you can type "Device Manager" in the search box on the taskbar and click on it.
In the Device Manager window, look for a device named "Unknown device" or "Atmel USB Devices" under the "Other devices" category. This is your Atmel AVRISP MKII device. Right-click on it and select "Update driver software" from the menu.
In the next window, choose "Browse my computer for driver software" and then click on "Browse". Navigate to the folder where you extracted the driver files in step 2 and select it. Make sure that the "Include subfolders" option is checked and then click on "Next".
Windows 10 will then install the driver for your device. You will see a message that says "Windows has successfully updated your driver software". Click on "Close" and then close the Device Manager window.
Step 5: Verify that the device is working
To verify that your device is working properly, you can use any software that supports it, such as Atmel Studio or Arduino IDE. You should be able to program and debug your AVR microcontrollers using the Atmel AVRISP MKII without any issues.
If you encounter any problems with your device, you can try to uninstall and reinstall the driver using the same steps as above. You can also check for any updates or troubleshooting tips on the Microchip website[^1^].
In this article, we have shown you how to install the Atmel AVRISP MKII driver on Windows 10 using a simple method. We hope that this guide has helped you to use your device with ease and enjoy its features. 061ffe29dd