Welcome to the E4Coder website


E4Coder is a set of tools that can be used to simulate control algorithms and to generate code for embedded microcontrollers running with or without a realtime operating system.

The idea driving the development of E4Coder was the need for a lightweight set of tools, based on open-source libraries and using open-source software on the target microcontroller, to help in the design of complex systems at reasonable license costs.
Now available for both ScicosLab and Scilab 
E4Coder is packaged as a set of Toolboxes for Scilab and ScicosLab, a free and open software for simulation of software and system models. In particular, E4Coder includes:
  • E4Coder Code Generator, an efficient embedded code generator for microcontrollers and for general puropose systems;
  • SMCube, a finite state machine modeler and code generator;
  • E4Coder GUI, a prototyping tool for generating Graphical User Interfaces.
E4Coder also directly supports E4Box, which is an all-in-one Rapid prototyping computing box based on GNU/Linux.

The main Features of E4Coder are:

  • Support for Linux and Windows hosts.
  • Simulate continuous and discrete time designs.
  • Edit, simulate and generate code for hierarchical Finite State Machines (FSM) with parallel states support.
  • Edit, simulate and generate code for customized embedded user interface panels using E4CoderGUI.
  • Generate C/C++ code easily from Scilab and XCos diagrams for any embedded platform.
  • Generate compact and readable multithread code for embedded models with multiple rates.
  • Optimized usage of RAM and Flash.
  • Easy retargeting to new MCUs or customized hardware.
  • Generate standalone library code for small microcontrollers without an RTOS.
  • Generate a complete Real-Time project for
    • OSEK/VDX based RTOS, including the open-source Erika Enterprise RTOS.
    • Linux PThread targets, including support for the Comedi libraries.
    • RTAI targets, including support for the Comedi libraries.
    • Bare Metal targets, including support for simple main loops code generation.
    • Windows (soft real-time), including E4CoderGUI Panels, to generate GUI Prototypes easily.
  • Customize the generated code with custom data types and variable names.
  • Create custom blocks to integrate existing legacy applications, functions, and data in your Scilab or  ScicosLab project.

E4Coder at International CAE Conference 2015

E4Coder will be presented at the next International CAE Conference - Pacengo del Garda (Verona) - Italy, 19 - 20 October 2015


2015.06.30 - New State Machine capabilities are now available for Scilab users with the E4Coder extension module.

San Giuliano Terme, Pisa, Italy – June 30, 2015 – Scilab Enterprises, worldwide leader of open source numerical and scientific computation software together with Evidence Srl, the world's leading supplier of the open source OSEK/VDX
real-time ERIKA Enterprise kernel and developer of E4Coder solutions, today announce the availability of E4Coder for the Scilab platform.
E4Coder is a commercial suite based on Scilab/Xcos and featuring: