Factory Automation And Controls

Please note that the DSPMC controller has been discontinued as of August 2019. The following information is there only to support existing installations. For new projects, please consider the HiCON Integra Controller with Analog adapter for Analog Servo Drives.

DSPMC 7762 is an Ethernet based motion controller that controls up to 8 Analog ±10V Servo Drives, 8 Step and Direction Digital Drives, and EtherCAT networked drives. The DSPMC provides excellent integration with Mach3 and Mach4 CNC software proven by several end users since 2008. Utilizing the latest DSP technology, the DSPMC offers a comprehensive set of features for your CNC retrofitting and Motion Control applications.

Controller Features

  • 8 Channels Servo Drive Analog Outputs, Range ±10V, 16-Bit Resolution
  • 8 Step and Direction Channels. Up to 4MHz Step Frequencies
  • 16 Differential Quadrature Encoder Inputs. 32-Bit Resolution
  • 8 Channels Analog Inputs, Range ±10Volts, 16-bit Resolution (7762M Only)
  • 96 Digital I/O (64 Inputs & 32 Outputs)
  • 4Mhz Encoder frequency. Encoder resolution multiplied by 4 thru Hardware
  • 5KHz Closed-Loop Servo Control for each axis
  • Wide input power range 10-40VDC
  • Ethernet 100Mb connectivity using TCP/IP interface.
  • Advanced PID compensation with velocity feedforward, integration limits, and low-pass filter.
  • Dedicated limit and estop sensor inputs for ultra-fast system disarm
  • Modes of Motion: Point-to-Point, Linear and Circular interpolation, Jogging, Electronic Gearing, Feedrate Override
  • Standalone Operation by programming the unit with BASIC programming language for high-speed I/O processing.
  • SDK Libraries available for Software Developers.
  • Quick Custom hardware and firmware feature addition available

CNC Features

  • MPG Control using Electronic Gearing for quick response.
  • Probing.
  • Lathe Threading.
  • Rigid Tapping
  • Manual Mode
  • Closed-loop operation automatically compensates for backlash.
  • Homing Using Home Sensor and/or Index Pulse.
  • Rotary Axis Homing with Index pulse.
  • Use One Home Sensor Input for all axis, or separate Home Sensors for each axis.
  • Option to use Limit switches as homing sensors.
  • Feedrate Override above 100%.
  • Instant FeedHold
  • Slave Axis Support.
  • PID Tuning Graph.
  • Spindle Orientation and Tool Change Support
  • Multiple Spindle control type: 0-10v, ±10V, Servo Spindle, GCode Spindle (Allows easy integration of Tool Changer).
  • High Speed 3D machining support.
  • dspMacro – Basic Macros for fast I/O logic and Tool-Changer programming.

Analog Voltage Setup

Step and Direction Setup

EtherCAT Setup

Customer Testimonials

Mach4 CNC Controller

Mach4 is the latest PC-based software solutions for CNC applications. When paired with the DSPMC controller, creates a state of the art CNC solution for machine-shop and industrial application.

The DSPMC controller supports Mach4 Software via the plugin provided on this page. For the official production release, please refer to the "DSPMC 7762 Files" section below as well as the release notes.

Mach Software and DSPMC setup:

  1. Copy the DSPMC plugin for Mach4 to the plugins folder in the Mach installation directory ("C:\Mach4\plugins").
  2. Perform all necessary configurations via the user friendly config screens.
  3. For more information, consult the Mach4 Integration manual available for download below.

Mach3 DSPMC System Config

Mach3 DSPMC Axis Config

Mach3 DSPMC Status

Mach4 DSPMC System Config

Mach4 DSPMC Axis Config

Mach4 DSPMC Status

Optional Components for DSPMC System

Most CNC applications will only require the base unit DSPMC 7762S. However, the 7762M version is also available if your application requires the use of analog inputs. Advanced and production applications can also benefit from these add-ons:

DSPMC-MACRO[1]: This software feature allows the user to write custom programs (in vb/BASIC language)which can be downloaded to the controller for fast execution. Advantages of DSPMC-Macro Include:

  • Real-time program execution
  • Ultra-fast I/O manipulation
  • Extends Mach3/Mach4 Functionality
  • Standalone Operation (No PC Control)

DSPMC-SNT[1]: This software feature is a specialized tool for EDM Machines. It allows the DSPMC to read an analog input at an ultra-fast scan rate and activate a digital output at the moment the voltage reading goes above or below a configured threshold. This feature is available only on the DSPMC 7762M version as analog inputs are required.

7737 Board: The pn7737 Differential Step/Direction and Encoder Board allows access to the Step/Direction and more Encoder channels and allows a simple plug-and-play setup (with any standard RJ45/Ethernet cable) when used in tandem with a Drive Interface Board (EPx-DIB) for Maxsine AC Servo Drives.

7535 Board: The I/O Termination board (7535P or 7535N) provides additional optically isolated digital I/O. Each board has 16 input terminals and 8 output terminals. All I/O terminals are clearly marked for quick and easy installation.

7711 Board: This board allows access to connections located on DB25 ports of the DSPMC via screw terminals.

7729 Board: The pn7729 EtherCAT Adapter Board is an extension to the DSPMC that is designed as a solution for EtherCAT capabilities with Mach3 and Mach4. EtherCAT greatly simplifies wiring Servo Drives to the motion controller while maintaining command and feedback signal integrity.

[1] - These items may be purchased any time before or after shipping as they are software features

Price List

Part # Description Price Add to Order
7762S DSPMC/IP -S 8-Axis Motion Controller $1095 Add to order
7762M DSPMC/IP 8-Axis Motion Controller with 8 Analog Inputs $1295 Add to order

Breakout Boards

7535P 16in/8Out OptoIsolated PNP Sourcing Type I/O Board $229 Add to order
7535N 16in/8Out OptoIsolated NPN Sink Type I/O Board $229 Add to order
7711 Breakout Board for DSPMC/IP w/ Cable $55 Add to order
7737 Differential Step/Dir and Encoder Board $295 Add to order
7729 EtherCAT Adapter Board $550 Add to order


MACH4-INDUSTRIAL Mach4-Industrial Software License $1295 Add to order
Mach4-Hobby Mach4-Hobby Software License $200 Add to order
Mach3 Mach3 Software License $175 Add to order
MOTION_API Motion and I/O Control API from Windows PC $350 Add to order
DSPMC-MACRO DSPMC C/Basic Programming Feature Activation $495 Add to order


DSPMC-SNT DSPMC Scan and Trigger Feature for EDM Machines $1000 Add to order


MPG06ED MPG06 Unit w/ DB15M + EStop Button + Differential Encoder $295 Add to order
PW50V24 Power Supply 24V 2.2A 50W $40 Add to order