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# Computer Organization and Assembly Language

Review of Some Concepts
Regarding the Binary Number
System
1.

Unsigned Integer. Unsigned integers may
either be 8 bits or 16 bits in length. Unsigned
integers are viewed as positive numbers only.

2.

Signed Integer. Signed integers are viewed
as either positive or negative numbers.
Because of this, the most significant bit is
viewed as a sign bit (0 for positive and 1 for
negative).

3.

Binary-Coded Decimal (BCD). In BCD, each
decimal digit is represented in one nibble.

4.

Packed BCD. In packed BCD, two BCD digits
could be packed into one byte.

5.

Unpacked BCD. In unpacked BCD, one BCD
digit is represented in one byte. The BCD digit
is represented in the least significant nibble,
while the most significant nibble may be 0 or
any value.

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operand to the destination operand and
then places the result in the destination
operand.
Format:
Action:

D
[D] + [S]

Destination

Source

register

register

register

MM

MM

register

register

immediate

MM

immediate

BETA, 12H

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Example

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Unless otherwise stated, determine the
contents of all the affected general purpose
registers and flags after executing the
following program. Each instruction is
dependent of one another. Whenever
necessary, use the memory map (handout)
for additional data. Assume the following
register contents and assume that all flags
are initially 0:

AX =

0015H

BP =

0002H

CS = 3000H

BX =

0019H

SP =

0035H

DS = 2000H

CX = 0012H

DI =

0017H

SS = 2000H

DX = 001BH

SI =

001EH ES = 4000H

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Exercise 1

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Unless otherwise stated, determine the
contents of all the affected general purpose
registers and flags after executing the
following program. Each instruction is
dependent of one another. Whenever
necessary, use the memory map (handout)
for additional data. Assume the following
register contents and assume that all flags
are initially 0:

AX =

0015H

BP =

0002H

CS = 3000H

BX =

0019H

SP =

0035H

DS = 2000H

CX = 0012H

DI =

0017H

SS = 2000H

DX = 001BH

SI =

001EH ES = 4000H

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adds the source operand and the carry flag
to the destination operand and places the
result in the destination operand.
Action: D
[D] + [S] + [CF]

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One of the uses of the ADC instruction is in

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Unless otherwise stated, determine the
contents of all the affected general purpose
registers and flags after executing the
following program. Each instruction is
dependent of one another. Whenever
necessary, use the memory map (handout)
for additional data. Assume the following
register contents and assume that all flags
are initially 0:

AX =

0015H

BP =

0002H

CS = 3000H

BX =

0019H

SP =

0035H

DS = 2000H

CX = 0012H

DI =

0017H

SS = 2000H

DX = 001BH

SI =

001EH ES = 4000H

MOV AX, FAFAH
MOV BX, [SP]
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Exercise 2
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Unless otherwise stated, determine the
contents of all the affected general purpose
registers and flags after executing the
following program. Each instruction is
dependent of one another. Whenever
necessary, use the memory map (handout)
for additional data. Assume the following
register contents and assume that all flags
are initially 0:

AX =

0015H

BP =

0002H

CS = 3000H

BX =

0019H

SP =

0035H

DS = 2000H

CX = 0012H

DI =

0017H

SS = 2000H

DX = 001BH

SI =

001EH ES = 4000H

MOV BX, [SI]
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The INC Instruction

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The INC (Increment) instruction adds 1 to
the destination operand.

Format: INC D
Action: D

Destination
register
MM

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[D] + 1

Example
INC AX
INC byte ptr [BX]

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Example – INC Instruction

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Unless otherwise stated, determine the
contents of all the affected general purpose
registers and flags after executing the
following program. Each instruction is
dependent of one another. Whenever
necessary, use the memory map (handout)
for additional data. Assume the following
register contents and assume that all flags
are initially 0:

AX =

0015H

BP =

0002H

CS = 3000H

BX =

0019H

SP =

0035H

DS = 2000H

CX = 0012H

DI =

0017H

SS = 2000H

DX = 001BH

SI =

001EH ES = 4000H

INC AX
INC BX
INC CX
INC DX
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The DAA Instruction

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instruction adjusts the result of a previous
addition of two valid packed decimal
operands.

Format: DAA
Example:
MOV AL, 15H
MOV BL, 15H
DAA

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Example – DAA Instruction

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Unless otherwise stated, determine the
contents of all the affected general purpose
registers and flags after executing the
following program. Each instruction is
dependent of one another. Whenever
necessary, use the memory map (handout)
for additional data. Assume that all flags
are initially 0:

AX =

0015H

BP =

0002H

CS = 3000H

BX =

0019H

SP =

0035H

DS = 2000H

CX = 0012H

DI =

0017H

SS = 2000H

DX = 001BH

SI =

001EH ES = 4000H

MOV AL, F5H
MOV BL, F5H
DAA
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The AAA Instruction

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instruction adjusts the result of a previous
addition of two valid unpacked decimal
operands.

Format: AAA
Example:
MOV AL, 35H;
MOV BL, 34H;
AAA

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ASCII value of 5
ASCII value of 4

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Example – AAA Instruction
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Unless otherwise stated, determine the
contents of all the affected general purpose
registers and flags after executing the
following program. Each instruction is
dependent of one another. Whenever
necessary, use the memory map (handout)
for additional data. Assume that all flags
are initially 0:

AX =

0015H

BP =

0002H

CS = 3000H

BX =

0019H

SP =

0035H

DS = 2000H

CX = 0012H

DI =

0017H

SS = 2000H

DX = 001BH

SI =

001EH ES = 4000H

MOV AL, 74H
MOV BL, 75H
AAA
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The SUB Instruction

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The SUB instruction subtracts the source
operand from the destination operand and
the places the result in the destination
operand.
Format:
Action:

SUB D, S
D

[D] - [S]

Destination

Source

register

register

register

MM

SUB DX, [BP + SI]

MM

register

SUB [BX + DI], CX

register
MM

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Example
SUB BX, CX

immediate SUB BX, 0015H
immediate SUB byte ptr
BETA, 12H
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Example – SUB Instruction

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Unless otherwise stated, determine the
contents of all the affected general purpose
registers and flags after executing the
following program. Each instruction is
dependent of one another. Whenever
necessary, use the memory map (handout)
for additional data. Assume the following
register contents and assume that all flags
are initially 0:

AX =

0015H

BP =

0002H

CS = 3000H

BX =

0019H

SP =

0035H

DS = 2000H

CX = 0012H

DI =

0017H

SS = 2000H

DX = 001BH

SI =

001EH ES = 4000H

SUB AX, BX
SUB [SI], DI

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The SBB Instruction

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The SBB (Subtract with Borrow)
instruction subtracts the source operand
and the carry flag from the destination
operand and then places the result in the
destination operand.
Format:
Action:

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SBB D, S
D
[D] - [S] - [CF]

Just like in addition, subtracting a 32-bit
number from another 32-bit number can be
done with the combination of the SUB and
the SBB instructions.

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Example – SBB Instruction

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Unless otherwise stated, determine the
contents of all the affected general purpose
registers and flags after executing the
following program. Each instruction is
dependent of one another. Whenever
necessary, use the memory map (handout)
for additional data. Assume the following
register contents and assume that all flags
are initially 0:

AX =

0015H

BP =

0002H

CS = 3000H

BX =

0019H

SP =

0035H

DS = 2000H

CX = 0012H

DI =

0017H

SS = 2000H

DX = 001BH

SI =

001EH ES = 4000H

MOV AX, 7AFAH
MOV BX, LIST
SUB AX, BX
SBB SI, DI
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The DEC Instruction

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The DEC (Decrement) instruction subtracts
1 from the destination operand.
Format: DEC D
Action: D

Destination
register
MM

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[D] - 1

Example
DEC AX
DEC word ptr [BX]

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Example – DEC Instruction
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Unless otherwise stated, determine the
contents of all the affected general purpose
registers and flags after executing the
following program. Each instruction is
dependent of one another. Whenever
necessary, use the memory map (handout)
for additional data. Assume the following
register contents and assume that all flags
are initially 0:

AX =

0015H

BP =

0002H

CS = 3000H

BX =

0019H

SP =

0035H

DS = 2000H

CX = 0012H

DI =

0017H

SS = 2000H

DX = 001BH

SI =

001EH ES = 4000H

DEC AX
DEC BX
DEC CX
DEC DX
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The DAS Instruction

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of a previous subtraction of two valid
packed decimal operands.

Format: DAS
Example:
MOV AL, 34H
MOV BL, 19H
SUB AL, BL
DAS

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Example – DAS Instruction

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Unless otherwise stated, determine the
contents of all the affected general purpose
registers and flags after executing the
following program. Each instruction is
dependent of one another. Whenever
necessary, use the memory map (handout)
for additional data. Assume that all flags
are initially 0:

AX =

0015H

BP =

0002H

CS = 3000H

BX =

0019H

SP =

0035H

DS = 2000H

CX = 0012H

DI =

0017H

SS = 2000H

DX = 001BH

SI =

001EH ES = 4000H

MOV AL, 3FH
MOV BL, 15H
SUB AL, BL
DAS
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The AAS Instruction

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The AAS (ASCII Adjust for Subtraction)
instruction adjusts the result of a previous
subtraction of two valid unpacked decimal
operands.

Format: AAS
Example:
MOV AL, 39H;
MOV BL, 34H;
SUB AL, BL
AAS

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ASCII value of 9
ASCII value of 4

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Example – AAS Instruction
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Unless otherwise stated, determine the
contents of all the affected general purpose
registers and flags after executing the
following program. Each instruction is
dependent of one another. Whenever
necessary, use the memory map (handout)
for additional data. Assume that all flags
are initially 0:

AX =

0015H

BP =

0002H

CS = 3000H

BX =

0019H

SP =

0035H

DS = 2000H

CX = 0012H

DI =

0017H

SS = 2000H

DX = 001BH

SI =

001EH ES = 4000H

MOV AL, 8EH
MOV BL, 62H
SUB AL, BL
AAS
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