About the Author – The x86 Microprocessors: 8086 to Pentium, Multicores, Atom and the 8051 Microcontroller, 2nd Edition

About the Author

Lyla B. Das is Associate Professor, Department of Electronics Engineering, National Institute of Technology Calicut (NITC), Kerala. She has a diverse mix of industrial, teaching and research experience spanning more than 30 years. As a young graduate specializing in Electronics and Commu­nications from the College of Engineering, Trivandrum, she joined Keltron Controls as Deputy Engineer in 1981. She joined NITC (then Regional Engineering College, Calicut) as a lecturer in 1985 and proceeded to complete her master’s degree in digital communications from the same college. Over the years, she was successively elevated as Assistant Professor and then Associate Professor, a position which she currently holds.

Keen to actively seek and impart knowledge, Lyla B. Das currently teaches courses on microprocessors, microcontrollers, digital system design using VHDL and system design using embedded processors at the undergraduate as well as postgraduate level. She has presented research papers in conferences of national and international stature and has worked on numerous projects based on microprocessors and microcontrollers. An avid reader of contemporary research material, she keeps herself abreast of the current trends in her chosen field and guides students in their M.Tech. research theses.

The first edition of this book, The x86 Microprocessors, was her maiden venture as author and it was published to wide acclaim in 2010. Her second book, The Embedded Systems – An Integrated Approach, was published in 2012.

Lyla B. Das has worked on various projects funded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) in thrust areas of growth including the setting up of an embedded systems laboratory in 2005–2008. She has delivered expert lectures on image compression using wavelets, advanced microprocessors and microcontrollers, FPGA-based systems and embedded systems at several engineering colleges across India. As a dedicated academician, she continues to be very active in the work involving processors, embedded systems and computer architecture.