To be able to
send hex file from your computer to AVR microcontroller
you will need to download and install PonyProg2000.
After the installation, the first thing you will
need to do is configure PonyProg to work with our
AVR Programmer. To do this go to "Setup"
menu and select "Interface Setup". The
following window will be shown and highlighted areas
show you exactly which options should be selected.
In the next step select "AVR micro" and
your microcontroller type that you will be programming
At this point PonyProg configuration is complete
and we can open hex program with which AVR microcontroller
will be flashed. Go to "File" menu, select
"Open Program (FLASH) File ...", and point
to the hex file to open it up. You should see hex
numbers as shown on the screen below. If you haven't
connected AVR Programmer dongle to your computer's
serial port yet, then now is the time. Make sure
that AVR Programmer is physically connected to your
AVR microcontroller through Socket PCB or through
ICSP 6-PIN connector. Finally click on the highlighted
icon "Write Program Memory (FLASH)", or
go to "Command" menu and select "Write
Click on "Yes" button to confirm the programming.
Now sit tight,
relax and watch the programming progress on the
status bar. PonyProg will program AVR microcontroller
and verify if the hex file was transferred without
any errors. For your information this process shouldn't
really take more than 10 to 30 seconds. This depends
on the size of the program that you're trying to
After programming is completed "Write successful"
window will be shown letting you know that AVR microcontroller
has been programmed, and is now ready to be used.