This instruction provides for unconditional branching to other segments of a program. The value of displacement e is added to the Program Counter (PC) and the next instruction is fetched from the location designated by the new contents of the PC. This jump is mea- sured from the address of the instruction op code and contains a range of –126 to +129 bytes. The assembler automatically adjusts for the twice incremented PC.


To jump forward five locations from address 480, the following assembly language state- ment is used: JR $+5 The resulting object code and final Program Counter value is shown in the following table: Location Instruction 480 18 481 03 482 – 483 – 484 – 485 ← PC after jump