new FTDI shield the Vinculo

Anyone tried the Vinculo a new shield from FTDI?

Mouser has them on back order part number 895-VNCLO-MB1A

Looks promising ;D

datasheet: http://www.ftdichip.com/Support/Documents/DataSheets/Modules/DS_Vinculo.pdf

Based on version 2 of the Vinculum, referred to as VNC2 in the datasheet.

Looks more like an Arduino replacement than a shield to me.

Hope they get some decent firmware for the new IC. I've got a VDIP-1 that I never got to work reliably. The problem could have been that I'm an idiot, but I blame it on poor firmware and/or documentation.

-j