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[SOLVED] ARM Assembly programming using keil

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I am starting to learn ARM assembly programming using Keil v4. Could any one guide me through.

1. Program structure of Assembly language in keil.
files to be included.
2. Good chip to start programming on ARM
3. Books or tutorials on ARM ASM using Keil. I searched but most are written in C.

I really appreciate if any one send me starting code that add two integers. developed in keil using ASM
email:gettoahmed@yahoo.com
 

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The following reference guide should help:

KEIL Assembler User Guide


Available Texts:

ARM Assembly Language: Fundamentals and Techniques

ARM System-on-Chip Architecture

Arm Assembly Language - An Introduction

ARM System Developer's Guide: Designing and Optimizing System Software


Olimex and Embedded Artist both produce inexpensive well supported development boards using NXP's LPC series of ARM devices:

Olimex

Embedded Artists

I have also bought several items from the following:

NGX Technologies




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Thanksfor replying

I want to start with developing led blinking application or program that add two integers using keil asm.

Here is simple program that add two numbers but it doesn't work.

Code:
AREA  add, CODE, READONLY 

ENTRY

START
value1 DCD &123
value2 DCD &123
		LDR R1,value1
		LDR R2,value2 
		ADD R1,R1,R2
 
      END
 

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Thank you so much for the tutorial.The target is LPC2141.I want to run the code on Keil using assembly language.

i am new to ARM, please tell me if i miss something.
 

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Why have you started to learn ARM using ASM and not C?
Is this an academic project?
I think you will have a hard time trying to write a complete project in ASM, the majority of drivers and examples will be in C.
Usually ASM is used to optimize specific parts of the code so maybe you should start by using C and then study the compiler generated ASM output to understand it and then maybe modify it .

Alex
 

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Yes it is academic. so i need to learn ARM using ASM.
i know some assembly syntax for ARM7 but i cant test my code on keil v4.
 

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The code written for 2103 in the link posted by bigdog should work for 2141 too , you just need to change the port register definitions to the ones used in the 214x.h header.

---------- Post added at 11:08 ---------- Previous post was at 11:05 ----------

PINSEL0 and PINSEL1 are the same but IODIR should be changed to IO0DIR, IOCLR to IO0CLR and IOSET to IO0SET
 

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Another option is to compile the KEIL "blinky" C example program for an ARM device and then examine the assembly listing.

The assembly listing of a short C program such as a "blinky" should be straight forward enough to follow.

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In case if any one needs to know
1. you dont need startup.s
here is the code to add two numbers in keil using ASM.

Code:
AREA   Reset, CODE, READONLY
                                ; Name this block of code ARMex
        ENTRY                   ; Mark first instruction to execute
start
        MOV      r0, #10        ; Set up parameters
        MOV      r1, #3
        ADD      r0, r0, r1     ; r0 = r0 + r1
stop   B stop
       
        END
 

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hello
i want to write a program with stm32f10x or at91sam7x ARM microcontrollers and i need your help .
program :i want to write it with timer counter interrupt service routine.i want to turn a green led on for 10 msec and after 10 msec i want to turn on another led.in other words i want to write an interrupt service routine that each 10 msec do something for me for example turning on leds.
plz help me
thank you very much
 

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start with ARM7 lpc2148 processor
Keil compiler
ARM developers guide book
 

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Thanksfor replying

I want to start with developing led blinking application or program that add two integers using keil asm.

Here is simple program that add two numbers but it doesn't work.

Code:
AREA  add, CODE, READONLY 

ENTRY

START
value1 DCD &123
value2 DCD &123
		LDR R1,value1
		LDR R2,value2 
		ADD R1,R1,R2
 
      END

==========

AREA add, CODE, READONLY

ENTRY
- why is this for ? is this same for every asm program ?

is it mendatory to use START and END every time we write a asm program ?

the main part of the program is clear to me.

Thank you.
 

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