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3.4.2. LDR and STR, immediate offset

Load and Store with immediate offset.


LDR Rt, [<Rn | SP> {, #imm}]
LDR<B|H> Rt, [Rn {, #imm}]
STR Rt, [<Rn | SP>, {,#imm}]
STR<B|H> Rt, [Rn {,#imm}]



Is the register to load or store.


Is the register on which the memory address is based.


Is an offset from Rn. If imm is omitted, it is assumed to be zero.


LDR, LDRB and LDRH instructions load the register specified by Rt with either a word, byte or halfword data value from memory. Sizes less than word are zero extended to 32-bits before being written to the register specified by Rt.

STR, STRB and STRH instructions store the word, least-significant byte or lower halfword contained in the single register specified by Rt in to memory. The memory address to load from or store to is the sum of the value in the register specified by either Rn or SP and the immediate value imm.


In these instructions:

  • Rt and Rn must only specify R0-R7.

  • imm must be between:

    • 0 and 1020 and an integer multiple of four for LDR and STR using SP as the base register.

    • 0 and 124 and an integer multiple of four for LDR and STR using R0-R7 as the base register.

    • 0 and 62 and an integer multiple of two for LDRH and STRH.

    • 0 and 31 for LDRB and STRB.

  • The computed address must be divisible by the number of bytes in the transaction, see Address alignment.

Condition flags

These instructions do not change the flags.


    LDR     R4, [R7                ; Loads R4 from the address in R7.
    STR     R2, [R0,#const-struc]  ; const-struc is an expression evaluating
                                   ; to a constant in the range 0-1020.