With thousands of different microprocessors available why would you want to roll your own? Well, maybe because you have to be compatible with one that is no longer being made or maybe because you have plenty of gates left in your FPGA and you don’t want to put an extra chip on your board? Maybe you just want to design a microprocessor for fun or as a learning experience.
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