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Difference between Simulink Coder, Embedded Coder and Matlab Coder

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Please carify me the difference between the Simulink Coder, Embedded Coder and the Matlab Coder.
Also please share any documents on the above products.
Thank you Praveen

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Arnaud Miege
Arnaud Miege el 21 de Jul. de 2011
MATLAB Coder is used to generate ANSI C/C++ code from MATLAB and is a pre-requisite for Simulink Coder and Embedded Coder. Simulink Coder does the same thing, but from Simulink. Embedded Coder allows to optimize/customize the code generated by MATLAB Coder and Simulink Coder for production use.
Have a look at this blog for more information.
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vcmorini el 7 de Jun. de 2017
Hi, here is an example between Simulink Coder and Embedded Coder:
If someone would like to explain, please, be my welcome guest. I've notives that Embedded Coder generates less code .c and .h than Simulink Coder. But, what is really the difference?

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Friedrich el 21 de Jul. de 2011
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joe farmer
joe farmer el 1 de Jun. de 2019
I agree. Don't RTFM us Fartrich on 21 Jul 2011!!
Danijel Domazet
Danijel Domazet el 21 de Abr. de 2020
Thanks @Friedrich, the links are great, they tell it all:
  • "MATLAB Coder™ generates C and C++ code from MATLAB® code for a variety of hardware platforms..."
  • "Simulink Coder™ (formerly Real-Time Workshop®) generates and executes C and C++ code from Simulink® models..."
  • "Embedded Coder extends MATLAB Coder™ and Simulink Coder™ with advanced optimizations for precise control of the generated functions, files, and data..."

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tony el 22 de Abr. de 2018
hi If I want to share a block simulink or embedded function That I have created. Can I send it like a black box to someone in order to keep it secret from other users. (I do not want to use S-function or mask) thanks

Bill Chou
Bill Chou el 13 de Jun. de 2022
As others have mentioned:
  • MATLAB Coder enables users to generate C/C++ code from MATLAB algorithms
  • Simulink Coder does the same for Simulink models
  • Finally, Embedded Coder is an add-on to either MATLAB Coder or Simulink and unlocks additional code optimization, verification, and targeting capabilities (such as PIL)
For those interested, you can find a list of additional capabilities that Embedded Coder adds to MATLAB Coder here:
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Zoltan Nagy
Zoltan Nagy el 3 de Ag. de 2023
From historical perceptive:
In the 1980s, it was only Matlab and it was interpeted, that is slower than a compiled code, so they provided a tool to convert m-files to C files and LCC to compile the C code to executable, which was called Mex file.
Then, in the 1990s, Simulink appeared and for the same reason, a conversion to C files were provided with LCC.
People started using this tool chain, as they have a nice diagram (Simulink) and the corresponding auto-generated code running on various targets, so Mathworks started support it, hence Embedded Coder was born.

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