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FTDI announces:
“New X-chip series will connect you to USB even easier and faster!
X-chip USB series from FTDI brings even higher functionality on a chip, including battery charging detection. Speeds-up development, saves space and decreases power consumption.”

These chips are conected to MCU through I2C port, using few additional passive components

FTDI offers various specifications for their new X-chip, as listed below

.. as well as new breakout boards, which are really cheaper thant the traditional FTDI (I ordered one from Farnell for a little less than 9€)

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