Idea: Widgets for the new FTDI Support

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So with the new inclusion of FTDI addressable devices being directly supported on the Flex 6x00, my suggestion is to allow for SmartSDR widgets, similar to the Waveform UI plugins. This would permit a little bit of advanced control of those periphrasis. They could be user supported based on a single flex-provided template, just like the FreeDV/D-Star ones.

After all sending Band data to my AMP is great, but it's not very useful if it's got an alarm going off because my tuner's antenna output was switched to ground and I don't know about it!

This would allow for truly remote operation, reset amplifier faults, change tuner outputs, display swr, home SteppIR antennas, maybe even control rotators all without managing a serial port over IP redirection nightmare.

Who's with me? Like so Flex notices this!
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I LOVE this idea! 
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