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Sign extend Byte with Add, to extend an 8-bit value to a 32-bit value.


SXTAB{cond} {Rd}, Rn, Rm {,rotation}



is an optional condition code.


is the destination register.


is the register holding the number to add.


is the register holding the value to extend.


is one of:

ROR #8

Value from Rm is rotated right 8 bits.

ROR #16

Value from Rm is rotated right 16 bits.

ROR #24

Value from Rm is rotated right 24 bits.

If rotation is omitted, no rotation is performed.


This instruction does the following:

  1. Rotate the value from Rm right by 0, 8, 16 or 24 bits.

  2. Extract bits[7:0] from the value obtained.

  3. Sign extend to 32 bits.

  4. Add the value from Rn.

Register restrictions

You cannot use PC for any operand.

You can use SP in A32 instructions but this is deprecated. You cannot use SP in T32 instructions.

Condition flags

This instruction does not change the flags.


The 32-bit instruction is available in A32 and T32.

For the Armv7‑M architecture, the 32-bit T32 instruction is only available in an Arm®v7E-M implementation.

There is no 16-bit version of this instruction in T32.