Downloads For Retired Products

This page lists files available for download.  In each case, we suggest that you should right-click on the link, and then select the "Save As" option which then appears (assuming that you are using Microsoft Explorer to browse our site).  Save the file to some convenient folder on your machine for your use at any time.

The executable files (such as the "SetUpStepperBoard" program) will only install under Windows 2000 and above; they are not compatible with Linux, Mac, or other operating systems.

Retired FTDI drivers for StepperBooard products

SetUpFTDIStepperBoard 2.08.28 - WHQL Certified.exe (3 Mb) -- Preinstall the WHQL Certified Stepperboard version of the FTDI USB 2.08.28 drivers to your computer.    Please note that this file does install the actual USB drivers for use under Windows®.  The drivers are also available in ZIP form from FTDI StepperBoard 2.08.28 WHQL Certified.zip. Updated on 3/6/2013.

SetUpFTDIStepperBoard 2.06.00 - WHQL Certified.exe (3 Mb) -- Preinstall the WHQL Certified Stepperboard version of the FTDI USB 2.06.00 drivers to your computer.    Please note that this file does install the actual USB drivers for use under Windows®.  The drivers are also available in ZIP form from FTDIStepperBoard 2.06.00 WHQL Certified.zip. Updated on 4/2/2010.

Retired Applications

SetUpSimplexCNC.exe (9 Mb) -- Install the SimplexCNC application.  This application will only run in demo mode unless one of the special versions of the SD4DP or SD4D series of boards is installed.   Updated on 7/7/2012.  Please note that this is a retired application, and is no longer available for sale or support.

SimplexCNC-2.1.0.156.zip - Copy of the last release of the SimplexCNC application as it was generated on 2/14/2013.

Beta SimplexCNC-3.0.0.285.zip - Copy of the last Beta release of SimplexCNCx, as it was generated on 4/6/2013.

Documentation files, in Adobe format

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AppNotePNC001-ParallaxQuickStart.pdf (1.9 Mb) -- Application note summarizing use of Parallax Basic Stamp with our products.  Last updated on 3/21/2007.

BC2DNCStepper.pdf (1.1 Mb) -- Manual for the BC2D15 dual-axis current regulating stepper motor controller using the BC2D15NCStepper firmware.  Last updated on 10/31/2008.

BC2DPotRouter.pdf (1.2 Mb) -- Manual for the BC2D15 dual-axis current regulating stepper motor controller using the BC2D15PotRouter firmware.  Last updated on 10/31/2008.

BC2DPotStepper.pdf (1.2 Mb) -- Manual for the BC2D15 dual-axis current regulating stepper motor controller using the BC2D15PotStepper firmware.  Last updated on 10/31/2008.

BC4D15NCRouter.pdf (1.3 Mb) -- Manual for the BC4D15 and BC4E15 four-axis current regulating stepper motor controller using the BC4D15NCRouter/BC4E15NCRouter firmwares.  Last updated on 7/6/2009.

BC4D15PotRouter.pdf (1.4 Mb) -- Manual for the BC4D15 and BC4E15 four-axis current regulating stepper motor controller using the BC4D15PotRouter and BC4E15PotRouter firmwares.  Last updated on 11/20/2010.

BC4E15PNCRouter.pdf (1.3 Mb) -- Manual for the BC4E15 four-axis current regulating stepper motor controller using the BC4E15PNCRouter firmware.  Last updated on 7/6/2009.

FENCMCT.pdf (900 Kb) -- Manual for the FENC fast-encoder board with the FENCMCT firmware installed.  Beta release, manual last updated 2/11/2014.

FirstUseOld.pdf (2.4 Mb) -- Manual which should be read first by all users of our products.  This includes general techniques for testing any of our boards, and also provides hints on how to get the products running using Parallax Inc. Basic Stamps.  Last modified on 4/28/2011.

FTDI-FT232BM-Windows_Driver_Installation_Guide.pdf (2.5 Mb) -- Complete windows driver installation guide from FTDI (http://www.ftdichip.com) describing the installation of the drivers for their FT232BM chip.  This describes the installation of the drivers for our USBToTTL board.  Last copied from FTDI's documentation libary on 12/29/2004.  Please also see our manual, USBToTTLSerial.pdf.  This manual describes the details specific to configuring the drivers when used with our USBToTTL board.

GenStepperRelays.pdf (249 kb) -- Preliminary Manual which documents a technique that allows control of up to 2 relays at the same time as operating one stepper motor, when using the GenStepper firmware.  Last modified on 8/9/2003.  Note that use of the RelayStepper firmware is strongly preferred!

HalfPowerNotes.pdf (834 kb) -- Manual which should be read first by expert users of our products who need to make use of the 1/2 power mode available in the GenStepper and NCStepper firmwares.  This includes general techniques for testing any of our boards, and also provides hints on how to get the products running using Parallax Inc. Basic Stamps.  Last modified on 9/8/2005.  This manual is not needed by those using the UCC30xx series of controllers.

ISODAC.pdf (63 kb) -- Complete manual for the ISODAC islolated DAC subsystem.  Last updated 2/25/2016.

NCStepper.pdf (723 Mb) -- General manual for the NCStepper firmware, all compatible boards (use the matching UniversalStepper manual for hardware information). Last updated 10/31/2008.

NCStepper4D.pdf (1.1 Mb) -- General manual for the NCStepper4D firmware for use with the SS4D series of boards. Last updated 8/28/2008.

PotStepper.pdf (977 kb) -- General manual for the PotStepper firmware, all compatible boards (use the matching UniversalStepper manual for hardware information). Last updated 10/31/2008.

PotStepper4D.pdf (1.1 Mb) -- General manual for the PotStepper4D firmware and the SS4D series of driver boards. Last updated 11/22/2010.

RelayStepper.pdf (754 kb) -- General manual for the RelayStepper firmware, all compatible boards (use the matching UniversalStepper manual for hardware and stepper motor information).  Last updated 10/31/2008.

RS232ToTTL.pdf (155 kb) -- Complete manual for the RS232ToTTL serial converter board.  Last updated 6/8/2007.

RS422ToTTL.pdf (178 kb) -- Complete manual for the RS422ToTTL serial converter board.  Last updated 6/8/2007.

SD4DFifoNCStepper.pdf (952 kb) -- Full manual for the SD4DFifoNCStepper firmware as installed on the SD4DP 4 motor step-and-direction controller.  Last updated 12/10/2012.

SD4DFifoStepper.pdf (817 kb) -- Full manual for the SD4DFifoStepper firmware as installed on the SD4DP 4 motor step-and-direction controller.  Last updated 6/15/2011.

SD4DNCRouter.pdf (1.0 Mb) -- Full manual for the SD4DNCRouter firmware as installed on the SD4D 4 motor step-and-direction controller.  Last updated 12/10/2012.

SD4DPotRouter.pdf (950 kb) -- Full manual for the SD4DPotRouter firmware as installed on the SD4D 4 motor step-and-direction controller.  Last updated 12/10/2012.

SD4DGenIO.pdf (829 kb) -- Full manual for the SD4DGenIO firmware as installed on the SD4D series of 4 motor step-and-direction controllers.  Last updated 6/5/2009.

SD4DPGenIO.pdf (829 kb) -- Full manual for the SD4DPGenIO firmware as installed on the SD4DP 4 motor step-and-direction controller.  Last updated 5/14/2007.

SerRoute.pdf (933 kb) -- General manual for the SerRoute firmware, all compatible boards (use the matching UniversalStepper manual for hardware information).  Last updated 6/5/2009.

SimplexCNC.pdf (1.5 Mb) -- Documentation for the SimplexCNC appliction. Last updated 9/9/2011.

UCDualStepper30xx.pdf (1.3 Mb) -- Manual for the UCC30xx series of products with the UCDualStepper firmware installed.  Last updated 5/9/2011.

UCNCStepper30xx.pdf (1.3 Mb) -- Manual for the UCC30xx series of products with the UCNCStepper firmware installed.  Last updated 6/21/2009.

UCPNCStepper30xx.pdf (1.3 Mb) -- Manual for the UCC30xx series of products with the UCPNCStepper firmware installed.  Last updated 10/31/2008.

UCPotStepper30xx.pdf (1.4 Mb) -- General manual for the UCPotStepper30xx firmware, as installed on the UCC30xx series of boards. Last updated 6/21/2009.

UniversalStepper.pdf (1.0 Mb) -- Manual for the SimStep, BiStepA04 and BiStepA05 products.  Last updated 10/31/2008.

UniversalStepperBiStepA06.pdf (920kb) -- Manual for the BiStepA06 product.  Last updated 10/31/2008.

UniversalStepperBS0610G.pdf (1.1 Mb) -- Manual for the BiStepA06 and BS0710 products.  Last updated 12/5/2009.

UniversalStepper2.pdf (1.1 Mb) -- Manual for the BiStep2A product.   Last updated 10/31/2008.

UniversalStepperSS0705.pdf (1.1 Mb) -- Manual for the SS0705 product.   Last updated 10/31/2008.

UniversalStepperSS0805.pdf (1.0 Mb) -- Manual for the SS0805 and SS0905 products.   Last updated 10/31/2008.

USBToTTLSerial.pdf (292kb) -- Manual for the USBToTTL product.   Last updated 6/21/2009.