2.3. ThumbEE instruction set

ThumbEE is a variant of the Thumb-2 instruction set. It is designed as a target for dynamically generated code. This is code compiled on the device either shortly before or during execution from a portable bytecode or other intermediate or native representation. It is particularly suited to languages that employ managed pointers or array types. ThumbEE provides increased code density for the compiled binary compared with the compiled code for the ARM or Thumb-2 instruction set. ThumbEE introduces a new processor state, the ThumbEE state, indicated by both the T bit and the J bit in the CPSR Register being set to 1.

See the ARM Architecture Reference Manual for information on the ARM, Thumb, and ThumbEE instruction sets.

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