I’m looking at a project that’s pushing over a hundred wires in and out. This wouldn’t be a problem but the wires need to be routed through multiple slip rings- very expensive and time consuming slip rings. My question is, is there some kind of device that will allow me to reduce the number of wires, perhaps by combining the data signals over one high bandwidth data connection then splitting them back up into their separate flows?
I’ve got a couple on/off sensors, which would be easy to combine over a serial line with an arduino. The ones I’m scratching my head over are two brushless motor feedback lines, a couple TTL and RS232 lines, three video lines and possibly some PWM lines. I know this is almost certainly beyond the capability of an arduino, so I’m more asking about specific hardware that you all may know about.