Floating-point Multiply extended.
- Is the name of the SIMD and FP destination register.
For the vector half precision variant: is an arrangement specifier:
- Vector half precision
Can be one of
- Vector single-precision and double-precision
Can be one of
- Is the name of the first SIMD and FP source register.
- Is the name of the second SIMD and FP source register.
Architectures supported (vector)
Supported in ARMv8.2 and later.
Floating-point Multiply extended. This instruction multiplies corresponding floating-point values in the vectors of the two source SIMD and FP registers, places the resulting floating-point values in a vector, and writes the vector to the destination SIMD and FP register.
If one value is zero and the other value is infinite, the result is 2.0. In this case, the result is negative if only one of the values is negative, otherwise the result is positive.
This instruction can generate a floating-point exception. Depending on the settings in FPCR in the ARMv8-A Architecture Reference Manual, the exception results in either a flag being set in FPSR in the ARMv8-A Architecture Reference Manual, or a synchronous exception being generated. For more information, see Floating-point exception traps in the ARMv8-A Architecture Reference Manual.
Depending on the settings in the CPACR_EL1, CPTR_EL2, and CPTR_EL3 registers, and the current Security state and Exception level, an attempt to execute the instruction might be trapped.