Subtraction of two 8 bits BCD numbers | 8086 Microprocessor

Here, we are going to learn how to subtract two 8 bits BCD numbers using Assembly program in 8086 Microprocessor?
Submitted by Ayush Sharma, on October 31, 2018

Problem statement:

Write a program in 8086 microprocessor to find out the Subtraction of two 8 bits BCD numbers, where numbers are stored from starting memory address 2000 : 500 and store the result into memory address 2000 : 600 and carry (borrow) at 2000 : 601.

Algorithm:

1. Load data from offset 500 to register AL (first number)
2. Load data from offset 501 to register BL (second number)
3. Subtract these two numbers (contents of register AL and register BL)
4. Apply DAS instruction (decimal adjust)
5. Store the result (content of register AL) to offset 600
6. Set register AL to 00
7. Add contents of register AL to itself with carry (borrow)
8. Store the result (content of register AL) to offset 601
9. Stop

Program:

400MOV AL, [500]AL ← [500]
404MOV BL, [501]BL ← [501]
408SUB AL, BLAL ← AL-BL
40BMOV [600], ALAL → [600]
40FMOV AL, 00AL ← 00
413MOV [601], ALAL → [601]
417HLTEND

Explanation:

1. MOV AL, [500] load data from offset 500 to register AL.
2. MOV BL, [501] load data from offset 501 to register BL.
3. SUB AL, BL subtract contents of registers AL AND BL.
5. MOV [600], AL store data from register AL to offset 600.
6. MOV AL, 00 set value of register AL to 00.
7. ADC AL, AL add contents of register AL to AL with borrow.
8. MOV [601], AL store data from register AL to offset 601.
9. HLT End.

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