@phil -- Yesy I am considering that board as well as the LM4F232. Since you have ethernet -- then maybe the next step is to send data to a PC -- via UDP packets and tie in an RTC so the samples can be organized via time stamp and sample number (you need both). The once that is done you really have the basis of a sophisticated logger.
I built that and it was able to talke to the Make Controler (ARM7) and an Arduino 2560 with Ethernet and gather data from two systems simultaneously.
Al written in Delphi -- the MAKE using the OSC -- and the Arduino using a custom Lib for the Bosch BMA180 (Accelerometer) and the BMA085 -- air pressure and temp -- a Dallas1307 for RTC.
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