Hi, I’m practically at the end of my tether trying to get the bootloader programmed onto my ATMEGA328P-AU IC. I designed and got professionally made breakout pcb for the SMT IC. Nothing special about it – just the IC and some tracks going to pads for SMT resistors then to holes on the edge. I also provided a possibility to put SMT 3.3V regulators (but not used at this moment).
I tried numerous tutorials/examples/websites trying to get the bootloader onto the IC using the UNO. I tried the simple method (without the 16MHz crystal) as I want a truly minimal circuit for a very simple project. None of those methods worked for me. I then got a hold of the ATMEL ARV ISP programmer (AVRATJTAGICE_MKII) and tried the tutorial spelt out in http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Standalone (obviously substituting the ATMEGA for my IC) and wired it all up (Again minus the 16MHz crystal)..double, triple checked. I get to the part in the tutorial "Burning bootloader to I/O Board (this may take a minute)..." then get a message “avrdude: usbdev_open(): did not find any USB device "usb"”. I went through all the AVR studio installation procedures and installed the programmer drivers. During this exercise I noticed that the ARV Studio also had options to support Arduino within their platform. I installed this add and performed the same and got exactly the same message. In the tools tab I select BOARD – ARDUINO UNO (Is this correct???) In the tools tab I select SERIAL PORT – COM3 (in my case) In the tools tab I select PROGRAMMER – AVRISP MkII In the tools tab I select BURN BOOTLOADER
What Am I doing wrong? I really am in need of desperate assistance. I noticed that the programmer LEDs are not green. Do I need to power the board with 3.3V? I assumed that the programmer will provide the power (am I correct?).