Kanda.com have released their popular AVRISP software for free download. This AVR microcontroller programming software supports all Windows OS and released AVR microcontrollers. It also includes plugins for AVRStudio development environment.
Kanda have been supplying programmers for AVR microcontrollers since the release of the AVR range in 1996. As well as programming devices in socket programmers, Kanda have been at the forefront of In System Programming (ISP) technology.
Kanda's AVRISP parallel port programmers have been sold in huge numbers, on their own, and with the renowned STK200 and STK300 Starter Kits. There are over 100,000 users of these products world wide.
Although Kanda still sell this parallel port programmer, it is increasingly being replaced by USB versions. So, as a service to customers, the company is releasing the software as a free upgrade.
This free released version (v5.0) has support for all Windows Operating Systems, including 32 -bit Vista. It also supports all released AVR microcontrollers, and has a commandline version included. The DLLs are also available for engineers who want to create their own applications in Visual Basic, C++, Delphi or Labview. It also includes plugins so it can be called from Atmel's AVRStudio Development Environment.
This free software can be used by any one who has a parallel port AVRISP dongle. These include Kanda AVRISP, STK200 and STK300 as well as the numerous clones on the market.
For more information visit http://www.kanda.com/avr -isp -software.html