module CTR16(ck, din, o); input ck, din; output o; reg [3:0] count, oldcount; // Add a four bit decimal value of one to count always @(posedge ck) begin count <= count + 1; if (din) oldcount <= count; end // Note ^ is exclusive-or operator assign o = count ^ count; endmodule
Registers are assigned in clock domains (one shown).
If we do not assign a register, it retains its old value. In other words, the behavioural 'if' statement is converted to the following pure RTL form that clearly uses a multiplexor.
oldcount <= (din) ? count : oldcount;
Order of pure RT' assignments does not matter.
Note: combinational logic (continuous assign) has no clock domain.