IXh <- (SP+1), IXl <- (SP)
The top two bytes of the external memory last-in, first-out (LIFO) stack are popped to Index Register IX. The Stack Pointer (SP) Register pair holds the 16-bit address of the current top of the Stack. This instruction first loads to the low-order portion of IX the byte at the memory location corresponding to the contents of SP; then SP is incremented and the contents of the corresponding adjacent memory location are loaded to the high-order portion of IX. The SP is incremented again.
If the Stack Pointer contains $1000, memory location $1000 contains $55, and location $1001 contains $33, the instruction
results in Index Register IX containing $3355 and the Stack Pointer containing $1002.