The processor supports the following data types:
when any of these types are described as unsigned, the N-bit data value represents a non-negative integer in the range 0 to +2N-1, using normal binary format
when any of these types are described as signed, the N-bit data value represents an integer in the range -2N-1 to +2N-1-1, using two’s complement format.
For best performance you must align these as follows:
word quantities must align with 4-byte boundaries
halfword quantities must align with 2-byte boundaries
byte quantities can be placed on any byte boundary.
The processor provides mixed-endian and unaligned access support. See Chapter 4 Unaligned Data and Mixed-endian Data Support for details.
You cannot use
STC instructions to access 32-bit quantities if
they are unaligned.