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Atomic add on halfword in memory, without return, atomically loads a 16-bit halfword from memory, adds the value held in a register to it, and stores the result back to memory.

  • STADDH has no memory ordering semantics.
  • STADDLH stores to memory with release semantics, as described in Load-Acquire, Store-Release.

For information about memory accesses see Load/Store addressing modes.

This is an alias of LDADDH, LDADDAH, LDADDALH, LDADDLH. This means:



No memory ordering (R == 0)

STADDH <Ws>, [<Xn|SP>]

is equivalent to

LDADDH <Ws>, WZR, [<Xn|SP>]

and is always the preferred disassembly.

Release (R == 1)

STADDLH <Ws>, [<Xn|SP>]

is equivalent to

LDADDLH <Ws>, WZR, [<Xn|SP>]

and is always the preferred disassembly.

Assembler Symbols


Is the 32-bit name of the general-purpose register holding the data value to be operated on with the contents of the memory location, encoded in the "Rs" field.


Is the 64-bit name of the general-purpose base register or stack pointer, encoded in the "Rn" field.


The description of LDADDH, LDADDAH, LDADDALH, LDADDLH gives the operational pseudocode for this instruction.

Operational information

If PSTATE.DIT is 1, the timing of this instruction is insensitive to the value of the data being loaded or stored.