instruction mnemonic

instruction mnemonic

(programming)
A word or acronym used in assembly language to represent a binary machine instruction operation code. Different processors have different instruction set and therefore use a different set of mnemonics to represent them.

E.g. ADD, B (branch), BLT (branch if less than), SVC, MOVE, LDR (load register).
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Since nearly every instruction mnemonic is performed in only 1 clock cycle, the MAXQ microcontroller's performance approaches 1MIPS per MHz (e.
4Kbps General Architectural Features Include: -- 16MB Linear Address Space -- 16 bit Timers -- TLCS-90 instruction Mnemonic Upward Compatible -- General Purpose 32-bit Registers -- Multiple Register Bank Format -- Core Optimized for Efficient C -- Four Standby Modes (NORMAL, IDLE1, IDLE2 AND STOP)
General Architectural Features Include: -- 16MB Linear Address Space -- TLCS-90 instruction Mnemonic Upward Compatible -- General Purpose 32-bit Registers -- Multiple Register Bank Format -- Core Optimized for Efficient C -- Four Standby Modes (NORMAL, IDLE1, IDLE2 and STOP)-0-
8, 16 or 32-bit) -- TLCS-90/900 instruction Mnemonic Upward Compatible -- General Purpose 32-bit Registers -- Register Bank Format -- Core Optimized for Efficient C