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That might be worth a try.
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You said there is a 230 part? I'd grab that and change the footprint, at least most of the pins will have the right names.

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You can definitely use the FT230X to communicate with & reprogram an ATMega; as others have said there's no DTR on the chip but AVRDude pulses RTS so just tie it the same way and all works well.

I ordered a MicroFTX (http://jim.sh/ftx/) to evaluate the chip and it's been working reliably on various breadboarded designs for a few weeks now.

Regarding the availability -- early versions of the X chips have a USB bug that's supposedly been resolved with the new Rev D chips that are just coming out. I actually got an email from Mouser on Friday that the chips I ordered in October should be shipping the 16th; I just checked DigiKey and they say they'll have them on the 13th.
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You can definitely use the FT230X to communicate with & reprogram an ATMega; as others have said there's no DTR on the chip but AVRDude pulses RTS so just tie it the same way and all works well.

Well said...good idea.
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Thanks for the first-hand knowledge magagna.

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Can find them in stock smiley-sad
They only ship in January 2013 at Mouser.

I guess I'll stick with the 232 for now.
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Sorry about that! At least it will work.ß
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I just received notification from Mouser that they've finally got the FT230X in stock. They only have the QFN version; the SSOP package still shows no availability until Jan 7.

http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/FTDI/FT230XQ-R/?qs=sGAEpiMZZMvVkErl6zY%252bqeI5xuGNHfx4

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