Doubling up modules

If it’s possible, I’d love to see modules that double up on the inputs, i.e. two usb ports, hdmi+display port, etc. There seems to be a lot of wasted real estate that could be put to use.

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Unfortunately this turns out to be very hard. There is space, just very little of it.

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OK… I had to ask!

There is development ongoing, there are multiple threads in this forum if you are curious but as I said, it turns out to be a lot more complicated than it looks.

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Well as soon as you do something else than just passing a signal through, that real estate suddenly becomes pretty small actually :sweat_smile:. Especially splitting things up always involves some ICs that take up a relatively large area and often need additional circuitry to operate. As long as you don’t use relatively expensive manufacturing techniques that space is used up pretty quickly.