How to Install The Latest AVRDude 6.1 in Ubuntu 14.04

September 6, 2014

Install AVRDude in Ubuntu

This quick tutorial shows you how to install the latest AVR Downloader/UploaDEr 6.1 in Ubuntu 14.04 while Software Center provides an old version.

AVRDUDE, stands for AVR Downloader/UploaDEr, is software for programming Atmel AVR Microcontrollers. It provides a command-line interface for all downloading and uploading features. Supports a wide range of programming hardware, from cheap ISP plugs that connect the AVR’s ISP interface directly to a computer’s parallel port or serial port. Supports Intel Hex, Motorola S-Record, and raw binary files for input and output.

The latest version 6.1 was released with below changes:

  • Atmel EDBG protocol support added (JTAGICE3, XplainedPro, Atmel-ICE)
  • Atmel DFU, using FLIP protocol version 1 (AT90USB and ATmega*U* devices), or version 2 (Xmega devices) support.
  • Atmel-ICE (ARM/AVR), JTAG, PDI, debugWIRE, ISP modi support.
  • Fixed:
    • AVRDUDE segfaults when writing eeprom
    • Typo fix in fuses report (for 6.1-svn-20130917)
    • verify errors for object size > 16 k on x32e5 due to typo in avrdude.conf
    • Elf file support (possibly) not working on 6.0.1 windows build
    • AT Mega2560 not correctly programmed with stk500(v1) ISP (solution patch)
    • OS X: Avrdude messes with the usb stack?
    • dfu.c missing include
    • DFU FLIPv2 programming support
  • (Some) programmers can take a list of USB PIDs now.

AVRDude 6.1 is available in a third-party repository for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. To install it, run commands below one by one in terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pmjdebruijn/avrdude-release

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install avrdude

Once installed, run man avrdude to get help or read the documents.

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3 responses to How to Install The Latest AVRDude 6.1 in Ubuntu 14.04

  1. Thank Ji m, your post help me

  2. Alexander Kon-I Ho October 6, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    It looks like this repository only has Avrdude 6.0.1 – which does not support the atmel-ice programmer.

  3. Hi,
    did you make a new version for linux as linux mint 18.04 please