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ADR (register-relative)

Generate a register-relative address in the destination register, for a label defined in a storage map.


ADR{cond}{.W} Rd,label


is an optional condition code.
is an optional instruction width specifier.
is the destination register to load.

is a symbol defined by the FIELD directive. label specifies an offset from the base register which is defined using the MAP directive.

label must be within a limited distance from the base register.


ADR generates code to easily access named fields inside a storage map.


In T32 code:

  • Rd cannot be PC.
  • Rd can be SP only if the base register is SP.

Offset range and architectures

The assembler calculates the offset from the base register for you. The assembler generates an error if label is out of range.

The following table shows the possible offsets between the label and the current instruction:

Table C2-3 Register-relative offsets

Instruction Offset range
A32 ADR See Syntax of Operand2 as a constant
T32 ADR, 32-bit encoding ±4095
T32 ADR, 16-bit encoding, base register is SP a 0-1020 b

ADR in T32

You can use the .W width specifier to force ADR to generate a 32-bit instruction in T32 code. ADR with .W always generates a 32-bit instruction, even if the address can be generated in a 16-bit instruction.

For forward references, ADR without .W, with base register SP, always generates a 16-bit instruction in T32 code, even if that results in failure for an address that could be generated in a 32-bit T32 ADD instruction.


Rd must be in the range R0-R7 or SP. If Rd is SP, the offset range is -508 to 508 and must be a multiple of 4


Must be a multiple of 4.