ATmega 23K256 SPI RAM and ISP together


I want to connect 23K256 SPI RAM to ATmega. Do ISP programming will work together with SPI RAM connected.


Best Answer

From AVR042: "AVR Hardware Design Considerations", section 3.1.1, "Shared use of SPI programming lines":

If additional devices are connected to the ISP lines, the programmer must be protected from any device, other than the AVR, that may try to drive the lines. This is especially important with the SPI bus, as it is similar to the ISP interface. Applying series resistors on the SPI lines, as depicted in Figure 3-2, is the easiest way to achieve this.