ARM Assembly Language Fundamentals and Techniques

ISBN-10: 1439806101

ISBN-13: 9781439806104

Edition: 2009

Authors: William Hohl

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Of the 13 billion microprocessor-based chips shipped last year, nearly 3 billion were ARM-based. Since 1994, ARM has introduced five new generations of processors; however, instruction on compiling for 32 bit machines lags behind. Written for those with some background in digital logic and high-level programming, this work serves as a text for new programmers, as well as a reference for students and professionals. It focuses on what is needed to compile for ARM, details real assembly uses, and explores situations that programmers will ultimately encounter. A fully functional evaluation version of the RealView Microcontroller Development Kit from Keil accompanies the text.Author William Hohl currently holds the position of Worldwide University Relations Manager for ARM, based in Austin, Texas. He has been with ARM for over 11 years and began as a principal design engineer to help build the ARM1020 microprocessor. His travel and university lectures have taken him through 36 countries on 5 continents,where he frequently gives talks on low-power microprocessors and assembly language programming. In addition to his engineering duties, he also held an adjunct faculty position in Austin from 1998 to 2004, teaching undergraduate mathematics. Before joining ARM, he worked at Motorola’s Semiconductor Product Sector (now Freescale) in the ColdFire and 68040 design groups, and at Texas Instruments as an applications engineer. He holds an MSEE and BSEE from Texas A&M University, as well as 6 patents in the field of debug architectures.  
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List price: $99.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: CRC Press LLC
Publication date: 3/13/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 372
Size: 6.75" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

An Overview of Computing Systems
History of RISC
The Computing Device Number Systems
Representations of Numbers and Characters Translating Bits to Commands
The Tools Exercises
The ARM7 TDMI ProgrammerG++s
Model Data Types
Processor Modes Registers
Program Status Registers
The Vector Table Exercises
First Programs
Shifting Data
Factorial calculation
Swapping Register Contents
Programming guidelines
Assembler Rules & Directives
Introduction Structure of Assembly Language modules
Predefined register names
Frequently used directives
Macros Miscellaneous Assembler Features
Loads, Stores and Addressing
Memory Load and Stores- the Instructions Operand Addressing Endianness
Constants and Literal Pools
The ARM Rotation Scheme
Loading Constants into Registers
Loading Addresses into Registers
Exercises Logic and Arithmetic Flags and Their Use Comparison Instructions
Data Processing Instructions
Fractional Notation Exercises
Loops and Branches Branching Looping More on Flags
Conditional Execution
Straight-line Coding
Exercises Tables
Lookup Tables
Jump Tables
Binary Searches
Subroutines and Stacks
The Stack Subroutines Passing Parameters to Subroutines
The ARM APCS Exercises
Exception Handling Interrupts
Error Conditions Processor exception sequence
The Vector Table
Exception Handlers
Exception Priorities Procedures for Handling Exceptions
Reset Exception Undefined Instructions Interrupts
Aborts SWIs Exercises
Memory-mapped Peripherals
The LPC2104
The Memory Map
Configuring the UART
Writing data to the UART
Putting the code together
Running the code
The LPC2132 The D/A Converter
The Memory Map
Configuring the D/A Converter
Generating a Sine Wave Putting the code together
Running the Code Exercises Thumb
Thumb opcodes
Differences between ARM and Thumb
Thumb Implementation and use
How to compile for Thumb Exercises
Mixing C and Assembly Introduction
Inline assembler
Embedded assembler
Calling between C and assembly Exercises
The ARM v4T Instruction Set
Running Keil Tools Introduction
Creating a Project and Selecting a Device
Creating Application Code
Building the Project and Running Code
ASCII character codes
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