StateChipGenerator generates AstroChip sources from StateChipGenerator files. The files describe a simple machine. The machine starts with the bit "1" in the firststate modules. In every computing cycle one data word is processed. If a state module contains the bit "1" and the current data word is equal to one in the rules, the bit is transferred to the module defined in the rule.

StateChipGenerator files:
The first line must be:
Define the states:
The line after "firststate" or "state" contains the state name. The lines until the next "firststate", "state" or "data" keyword are state change rules.
If the data words are three bits long and the data word currently processed is "001", the next state is "state2". You can use "*" instead of "0" or "1". Then the rule is used for "0" and "1" at that position.
The lines after this keyword contain data words. The first data word is processed first.
data word examples:
The StateChipGenerator files (.scg) can be transformed with
java StateChipGenerator example.scg
or another source instead of example.scg.
StateChipGenerator is written in JAVA. It is compatible to JAVA 1.8 and doesn't use a deprecated JAVA API. JAVA 1.8 or higher must be installed to start it with the "java" command.
A target file is created, if there are no errors.
You can use AstroChip2.1 to test it. The AstroChip2.1 source must be loaded in AstroChip2.1. Then you must use the MODULE browser and select some logic elements. The status of those elements is displayed after every cycle. If no logic elements are displayed, nothing of the data flow is visible.

There are five examples contained in StateChipGenerator: example.scg, example2.scg, example3.scg, example4.scg and example5.scg. First they must be compiled with StateChipGenerator.
The corresponding view-files example.view, example2.view, example3.view, example4.view and example5.view can be loaded in the MODULE browser to view the main data flow in the examples.