Suspend is a process that stops executing and waits either for an event or for a time period to elapse.
When a wait statement is encountered in a process, the process becomes suspended, i.e. it stops its execution until the condition supported by the wait statement is met. Depending upon the type of a wait statement there can be several conditions for resuming (continuing execution of) a suspended process:
- timeout specified has expired (wait for statement)
- a logical condition is met (wait until statement)
- an event on a signal took place (wait on statement)
See wait statement for details.
wait until CLK'event and CLK='0';
A process containing such a wait statement will be suspended until a falling edge on the CLK signal will be encountered.
- If no condition is specified in a wait statement, the process suspends forever.