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FTDI's new FT-X devices, http://www.ftdichip.com/FT-X.htm
, ought to be great candidates for breakout boards. The FT230X and FT231X would replace the FT232RL in most
cases, just smaller and cheaper.
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If you look further down the page you linked to, FTDI already make breakout boards. These are less than $10 at Digikey, so not sure why Sparkfun would bother making their own. Would be nice if Sparkfun stocked them though.
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I can at least verify that the FT230X works beautifully for an Arduino bootloader on a 3.3V system, since avrdude now pulses both DTR and RTS for reset.
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There's a super-small MicroUSB FT230X breakout available at http://jim.sh/ftx/
. It's open hardware, so Sparkfun could use the design if they'd like.