That's how that line goes, right?
as a followup to yesterdays post I ditched the FT2232 in favor of the CP2102. It's like 10,000% easier to implement as it requires very minimal external components. Just a couple caps for power smoothing and some pull resistors. I like that, because I can understand it better.
It also appears to have features to integrate itself into a power management system by notifying a charge circuit of power available (0.5A, 1A, 1.5A). The early bits of research I was doing last night, it appears I should be able to hook this into the SENSE pin on the LT3652.
This change also brings about a significant part count reduction. No longer need a crystal or external EEPROM and needs fewer discrete components to operate. Between these and the price difference between the 2232 and the 2102 it's looking like a price reduction around $5+. Not too shabby.
But I still need help there! Presently I have more people following the project than have 'Skull Liked' it, so if you're reading this right now, and have not already, please give it a Skull and consider checking out my other entries!