Fri Sep 28 13:32:10 CDT 2018

State machines vs. processor

Disadvantage of processor is the amount of multiplexing that is
needed.  Advantage: that multiplexing does buy something: flexibility
in accessing everything from a single point.

What I really want: a simple way to synthesize loops into hardware.
Can it be done cheaper?  A stack of counters isn't all that expensive.
The problem is more that if repurposing is needed, a processor + bus
is simpler.