As most controllers of the carton samplemaker using Industrial Personal Computer (IPC) architecture, its price is relatively expensive. Aiming at the actual situation of the high cost, low openness and big demand of the carton samplemaker, through the analysis of the control characteristics of it, the embedded Numerical Control (NC) platform based on the Advanced RISC Machines (ARM) and Digital Signal Processor (DSP) hardware architecture for carton samplemaker is designed. The overall framework of the platform and steps of the design are given in this paper. Windows CE embedded real-time operating system is adopted in the software design, and on this basis, the carton samplemaker applications is developed, which is mainly in charge of the motion control of the equipment and tasks management. The platform not only achieves the goals on real-time control, good speed and accuracy, but also has friendly operability. Finally, the introduction of the new dual-core chips gives a revelation on the future development in carton samplemaker.