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There is a new edition of A Year of Breakfasts.
How do you get a copy? You can get a free copy by attending any CadenceLIVE event this year. The picture below is a group of happy recipients of signed copies of last year's book when I was at CDNLive Taiwan.
I will be attending all seven CadenceLIVE events (the new name this year for CDNLive), giving away books, and signing people up for Sunday Brunch, the weekly Breakfast Bytes email that you should already be signed up for. Alternatively, you can join the 6,000 people already on the list by clicking on the "Sign Me Up" button at the end of this post. I also plan to be giving copies away at DAC, as I did last year. I was going to give them away at DVCon...but we pulled out at the last moment. Of course, it remains to be seen what the travel situation is for the rest of this year as I write this.
If you can't make it to CadenceLIVE or DAC, or the events have to end up being canceled, you can get a copy from Amazon for $9.99.
Like last year, this is around 30 (out of 250!) of the most popular posts from last year. They are regrouped into various topics, as opposed to being in the order that they appeared during the year. This year the topics are:
I'm often asked if there is a PDF version of the book available, and the answer is "no". It seems somewhat silly to produce an online electronic version of posts that are all already online. But here's a clickable version of the book, with pointers to the original posts. Note that in several places, multiple original posts have been combined into a single section in the book. Of course, this is also the table of contents of the book, if you want a more detailed look at what is inside.
Intelligent System Design
Computation and the Data Explosion
AlphaZero: Four Hours to World Class from a Standing Start
HOT CHIPS: The Biggest Chip in the World
MLPerf: Benchmarking Machine Learning
HOT CHIPS: Microsoft Hololens 2
How Do Out-of-Order Processors Work Anyway?
Domain-Specific Computing 1: The Dark Ages of Computer Architecture
Domain-Specific Computing 2: The End of the Dark Ages
Domain-Specific Computing 3: Specialized Processors
An Illuminating Chat with Lumerical's CTO
Superhuman Photonic Design
Photonics Summit: Lumerical-Cadence Flow
All the Ps: the Photonics PDK Panel
Passwords and Multi-Factor Authentication
Black Hat: Glitching Microcontrollers
Black Hat: Phishing on Gmail
Charlie Miller: Stopping Cars Being Hacked Instead of Hacking Them
Automotive Industry Basics
The Mercedes Benz Museum and the Invention of the Automobile
Ludwigsburg: It's All About Return on Investment
HOT CHIPS: The Tesla Full Self-Driving Computer
Ford: Automotive OEM to Software Manufacturer?
Will American Scooters Follow Chinese Bikes?
What Is 5G?
Why Is 5G Such a Big Deal?
5G in US vs Rest of World
System in Package, Why Now?
System in Package, Why Now? Part 2
System in Package? How to Plan and Build It
Die-to-Die Interconnect: The UltraLink D2D PHY IP
The World's First Working 7nm 112G Long Reach SerDes Silicon
Signal Integrity for 112G
Breakfast Nibbles: Predictions for 2020...Plus How Did I Do in 2019?
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