YAKINDU Statechart Tools

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YAKINDU Statechart Tools
Stable release 2.6.0
Platform Eclipse / Java
Licence Eclipse Public License
Website www.statecharts.org

Yakindu Statechart Tools (SCT) is an Open-Source-Tool[1] for the specification and development of reactive, event-driven systems with the help of state machines. It consists of an easy-to-use tool for graphical editing and provides validation, simulation and code generators for different target platforms. The users come from both the industrial and academic sectors.


The main features of Yakindu Statechart tools are:

  • smart combination of textual and graphical modeling
  • syntactic and semantic validation of the state machines
  • executable models via the simulation engine
  • code generators for Java, C and C++


The first version of Yakindu Statechart Tools was released in 2008 as part of the research project MDA for Embedded.[2] In this research project, model-based development processes for the development of embedded systems based on the Eclipse project were developed. Since mid-2010 the Yakindu-Team, consisting mainly of employees of the company itemis AG, has been working on Version 2.0. The first official version was released together with Eclipse version Juno.


  • Germany – Deutschland - Land der Ideen 2008: Model-based generative software development for embedded systems[3]

Literature and Sources

External links


  1. "itemis stellt Statechart-Tools unter die Eclipse-Lizenz". heise Developer. Retrieved 21 June 2012. 
  2. "Forschungsprojekt MDA for Embedded". Nachrichtentechnik FH Dortmund, itemis AG, Ingenieurbüro Dr. Kahlert. Retrieved 21 June 2012. 
  3. "365 Orte: Lünen 2008". Deutschland – Land der Ideen Management GmbH. Retrieved 21 June 2012.