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Introduction "Assembly language? Isn't that the hard to read instructions on how to assemble your brand new computer desk?"... No.. What is Assembly Language? x86 Assembly is a programming language for the x86 class of processors (specifically the 32bit x86 processors IA-32 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IA-32 ).
Translated by Geoffrey James
When I started programming many of the elements we take for granted now, did not exist.
I decided to write an article about a thing that is second nature to embedded systems programmers - low level bit hacks .
Cache coherency explained The Intel SA-110 StrongARM processor is a Harvard cache architecture processor – hence it uses separate instruction and data caches, and in addition its data cache is a write-back cache. This raises cache coherency problems in a multiprocessing configuration.