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Modern Assembly Language Programming with the ARM Processor by Larry D. Pyeatt

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Chapter 3

Load/Store and Branch Instructions

Abstract

This chapter explains how a particular assembly language is related to the architectural design of a particular CPU family. It then gives an overview of the ARM architecture. Next, it describes the ARM register set and data paths, including the Process Status Register, and the flags which are used to control conditional execution. Then it introduces the concept of instructions and operands, and explains immediate data used as an operand. Next it describes the load and store instructions and all of the addressing modes available on the ARM processor. Then it explains the branch and conditional branch instructions. The chapter ends with some examples showing how the branch and link instruction ...

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