Modern Assembly Language Programming with the ARM Processor

1st Edition

Authors: Larry Pyeatt
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128036983
eBook ISBN: 9780128037164
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 27th April 2016
Page Count: 504
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Modern Assembly Language Programming with the ARM Processor 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, helping users understand representations of, and arithmetic operations on, integral and real numbers in any base, gain a basic understanding of processor architectures and instruction sets, write ARM assembly language programs, quickly learn any new assembly language, implement the procedures and mechanisms for handling interrupt processing and performing, interface assembly language with high-level languages such as C/C++, and explore ethical issues involving safety-critical applications.

Key Features

  • Concepts are illustrated and reinforced with a large number of tested and debugged assembly and C source listing
  • Intended for use on very low-cost platforms, such as the Raspberry Pi or pcDuino, but with the support of a full Linux operating system and development tools
  • Includes discussions of advanced topics, such as fixed and floating point mathematics, optimization, and the ARM VFP and NEON extensions


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

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. GNU Assembly Syntax

3. Load/Store and Branch Instructions

4. Data Processing and Other Instructions

5. Structured Programming

6. Abstract Data Types

7. Integer Mathematics

8. Non-Integral Mathematics

9. The ARM Vector Floating Point Coprocessor

10. The ARM NEON Extensions

11. Devices

12. Pulse Modulation

13. Common System Devices

14. Running Without an Operating System



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About the Author

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