Language - Machine

1 - About

Machine language is the binary format for instructions that can be stored in memory and decoded by the CPU.

Machine language is a collection of instruction that a device can identify and perform a corresponding action.

Machine language is a language of generation 1.

Same as Device - Instruction Set - Device Language.

3 - The common case

  • Fixed-sized (32-bit) instructions
  • Only 3 instruction formats
  • Limited-sized immediate field

3.1 - MIPS

  • MIPS machine language is designed to be easy to decode.
  • Each MIPS instruction is the same length, 32bits
  • There are only three different instruction formats, which are very similar to each other.

mips instruction set is:

  • used by nec, Nintendo, Silicon Graphics, and Sony
  • designed since the early 1980s

4 - Documentation / Reference

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