cross assembler


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cross assembler

[′krȯs ə‚sem·blər]
(computer science)
An assembly program that allows a computer program written on one type of computer to be used on another type.

cross assembler

An assembler that generates machine language for a different type of computer than the one the assembler is running in. It is used to develop programs for computers on a chip or microprocessors used in specialized applications that are either too small or are otherwise incapable of handling the development software.
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The SASM SX Cross Assembler is a major milestone on our software tools roadmap," said Stephan Thaler, vice president of marketing at Scenix.
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