Small low-cost embedded board for a model airplane

For a real-time signal monitoring and logging application, I am loking
a small, low power and light weight microcontroller board. This board
will be carried on a remotely piloted model airplane. As the airplane
flies it will collect data from various sensors and save them to a SD
memory card as well as it will send selected data to the ground for
data logging and monitoring.
Can you recommend any embedded board which can satisfy the following
Albert Goodwill
AlbertGoodwill @ yahoo . com
* ADC (Analog to Digital Converter)
13 channel (simultaneous sample hold is desirable)
16 bits resolution
it will be used to capture 1000 samples/ second
* I2C interface
SPI interface
* 4 X UART
Free (or low-cost) C compiler and SW development environment
Following are the sensors to be connected to the embedded board
Sensors with analog outputs
* 3 axis accelerometers (0-5v or 0-3.3v analog outputs)
3 axis gyros (0-5v or 0-3.3v analog outputs)
* 3 axis magnetosensors (0-5v or 0-3.3v analog outputs)
2 pressure sensors (0-5v or 0-3.3v analog outputs)
* 2 current sensor (0-500mv outputs)
RMP Sensor
0-10000 RMP sensor with 1 logic pulse per rotation
Fuel Consumption sensor
* 1 logic pulse per xx milliliter fuel flow
Sensors with I2C iterface
10 temperature sensors with I2C
Other Sensors
* GPS receiver (accepting DGPS correction) with RS232 interface
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Albert Goodwill
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For the compiler and development environment, I suggest MPLAB.
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I think that one of the PIC Microcontrollers such be suitable. I usually use a PIC16F684. It has the ADC capabilities but not the required number of I/O ports. Some of the larger microcontrollers no doubt will. Specs for all the PIC mcrocontrollers can be found on the Microchip website.
As for the board, you will probably have to build that yourself. Sounds like a very interesting project!
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Enzo Matrix

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