@theslawek - Maybe a late respose, but you are correct: the MCU handles pipelining. The programmer does not explicitly utilize pipelining but can take it into account when coding in Assembly. For example, many MCUs will execute the instruction after a jump instruction because the true/false check for the jump occurs a few stages into the pipeline. A programmer can prevent a wasted instruction by swapping the order of the jump instruction and the one before it.
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