OPCODES and Operation Instructions

Opcodes — or operation codes — tells the computer what operation it is supposed to perform next. These opcodes have various categories, which will enumerate and explain here.

Operate Instructions:

Operate instructions involve processing and manipulating data. This is the instruction set that would contain things like ADD, AND, OR, NOT, SUB, MULT, DIV.

So, how do we identify these instructions? Let’s begin and follow an alphabetical order. We will split these into two categories: Arithmetic and Logic.