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Write short notes Auxiliary Register Arithmetic Unit.
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The CPU also contains the ARAU, an arithmetic unit independent of the CALU.

The main the function of the ARAU is to perform arithmetic operations on eight auxiliary registers (AR7 through AR0) in parallel with operations occurring in the CALU.

The eight auxiliary registers (AR7–AR0) provide flexible and powerful indirect addressing. Any location in the 64K data memory space can be accessed using a 16-bit address contained in an auxiliary register.

To select a specific auxiliary register, load the 3-bit auxiliary register pointer (ARP) of status register ST0 with a value from 0 through 7.

The ARP can be loaded as a primary operation by the MAR instruction (which only performs modifications to the auxiliary registers and the ARP), or by the LST instruction (which can load a data-memory value to ST0 by way of the data read bus, DRDB.

The ARP can be loaded as a secondary operation by any instruction that supports indirect addressing.

The register pointed to by the ARP is referred to as the current auxiliary register or current AR.

During the processing of an instruction, the content of the current the auxiliary register is used as the address where the data-memory access will take place.

After the instruction uses the data value, the contents of the current auxiliary register can be incremented or decremented by the ARAU, which implements unsigned 16-bit arithmetic.

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