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Signed Multiply-Accumulate Wide, with one 32-bit operand and one 16-bit operand, and a 32-bit accumulate value, providing the top 32 bits of the result.


SMLAW<y>{cond} Rd, Rn, Rm, Ra



is either B or T. B means use the bottom half (bits [15:0]) of Rm, T means use the top half (bits [31:16]) of Rm.


is an optional condition code.


is the destination register.

Rn, Rm

are the registers holding the values to be multiplied.


is the register holding the value to be added.


SMLAWy multiplies the signed 16-bit integer from the selected half of Rm by the signed 32-bit integer from Rn, adds the top 32 bits of the 48-bit result to the 32-bit value in Ra, and places the result in Rd.

Register restrictions

You cannot use PC for any register.

You can use SP in ARM instructions but this is deprecated in ARMv6T2 and above. You cannot use SP in Thumb instructions.

Condition flags

This instruction does not affect the N, Z, C, or V flags.

If overflow occurs in the accumulation, SMLAWy sets the Q flag.


This ARM instruction is available in ARMv6 and above, and E variants of ARMv5T.

This 32-bit Thumb instruction is available in ARMv6T2 and above. For the ARMv7-M architecture, it is only available in an ARMv7E-M implementation.

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