ARM 64-Bit Assembly Language

ARM 64-Bit Assembly Language

1st Edition - November 14, 2019

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  • Authors: Larry Pyeatt, William Ughetta
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128192221
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128192214

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ARM 64-Bit Assembly Language carefully explains the concepts of assembly language programming, slowly building from simple examples towards complex programming on bare-metal embedded systems. Considerable emphasis is put on showing how to develop good, structured assembly code. More advanced topics such as fixed and floating point mathematics, optimization and the ARM VFP and NEON extensions are also covered. This book will help readers understand representations of, and arithmetic operations on, integral and real numbers in any base, giving them a basic understanding of processor architectures, instruction sets, and more. This resource provides an ideal introduction to the principles of 64-bit ARM assembly programming for both the professional engineer and computer engineering student, as well as the dedicated hobbyist with a 64-bit ARM-based computer.

Key Features

  • Represents the first true 64-bit ARM textbook
  • Covers advanced topics such as fixed and floating point mathematics, optimization and ARM NEON
  • Uses standard, free open-source tools rather than expensive proprietary tools
  • Provides concepts that are illustrated and reinforced with a large number of tested and debugged assembly and C source listings


Professional embedded systems engineers, computer engineering students taking a course in assembly language using the ARM processor, dedicated hobbyists

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Introduction

    Chapter 2: GNU assembly syntax

    Chapter 3: Load/store and branch instructions

    Chapter 4: Data processing and other instructions

    Chapter 5: Structured programming

    Chapter 6: Abstract data types

    Chapter 7: Integer mathematics

    Chapter 8: Non-integral mathematics

    Chapter 9: Floating point

    Chapter 10: Advanced SIMD instructions

    Chapter 11: Devices

    Chapter 12: Running without an operating system

Product details

  • No. of pages: 506
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Newnes 2019
  • Published: November 14, 2019
  • Imprint: Newnes
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128192221
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128192214

About the Authors

Larry Pyeatt

Larry D. Pyeatt earned his doctorate in Computer Science, focusing on Artificial Intelligence, from Colorado State University in 1999. He spent 13 years as a professor at Texas Tech University before moving to the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in 2012. He has programmed in over 15 assembly languages, from mainframes to 8-bit embedded systems, and teaches a variety of courses including assembly language, operating systems, computer architecture, and probabilistic artificial intelligence.

Affiliations and Expertise

Mathematics and Computer Science Department, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, USA

William Ughetta

William Ughetta is an undergraduate Computer Science major at Princeton University. His experience programming ARM assembly language started in high school and continued in college. He looks forward to the increasingly-relevant role of ARM 64-BIT assembly in personal computing and servers.

Affiliations and Expertise

Undergraduate Computer Science Princeton University

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