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Load X Index With Memory
Opcode: LDX
Operation: M → X
Status Register: Status-List.png

LDX (Load X Index With Memory) loads the X Index Register with the specified memory. It is similar in function to LDA and LDY opcodes. Unlike LDA, there aren't as many addressing modes available for LDX.


This pseudo C code shows how the LDX opcode functions when it is executed.

SET_NEGATIVE(Operand);        // Sets the Negative Flag equal to the 7th bit.
SET_ZERO(Operand);            // Sets the Zero Flag if the Operand is $#00, otherwise clears it.
X_INDEX = Operand;            // Stores the Operand in the X Index Register.

Addressing Modes

Addressing Mode Assembly Language Form Opcode # Bytes # Cycles
Immediate LDX #Operand A2 2 2
Zero Page LDX Operand A6 2 3
Zero Page, X LDX Operand, X B6 2 4
Absolute LDX Operand AE 3 4
Absolute, X LDX Operand, X BE 3 4*
* Add 1 if page boundary is crossed.