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CDNLive India is coming up next week. It will be August 28 and 29 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Marathahalli in Bengaluru (fka Bangalore). I will be attending as usual so you can expect some Breakfast Bytes posts over the following couple of weeks. But why should you attend?
CDNLive India takes place over two days but it is structured so that each day has a different focus.
On Wednesday, August 28, there are tracks for Digital Implementation, Front-End Design, Signoff, and Custom/Analog Design.
On Thursday, August 29, there are tracks for Advanced Verification Methodology, Performance/Smart Bug Hunting, Emulation/Prototyping, and PCB Design.
There are keynotes both days. Jaswinder Ahuja, MD of Cadence India, will open up the proceedings each morning.
On Wednesday, he will be followed by Anirudh Devgan, Cadence's President. I'm making an assumption, but I assume he will present something substantially similar to what he presented at CDNLive China last week, titled Cadence: Smart by Design.
The second keynote on Wednesday will be by Michael Jackson, Corporate VP of R&D. He will give the keynote about Cadence Technology.
The guest keynote will be by Rituparna Mandal, General Manager of MediaTek Bangalore and director of the High-Performance CPU & Technology Group there. I don't know the title or the topic of her presentation, but I would be surprised if it does not at least touch on high-performance CPUs for AI inferencing at the edge.
On Thursday, Jaswinder will introduce Nimish Modi, Cadence's SVP of Marketing and Business Development.
The technical keynote will be by Oz Levia, Corporate VP R&D for the System and Verification Group, and Saugat Sens, VP of R&D for the Custom and PCB Group.
The guest keynote will be by Sanjay Gupta, VP and India Country Manager for NXP Semiconductors.
After a tea-break (and no, you can't have coffee) there will be a number of technical updates.
On Wednesday, these are:
On Thursday, these are:
Then the day breaks up into a number of technical tracks, from 11:00am to 12:00pm, and then again after lunch.
On Wednesday the tracks are:
Companies presenting include Intel, Google, Samsung, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, NXP, STMicroelectronics, Analog Devices, Invecas, Qualcomm, eInfochips, AMD, HCL Technologies, sankalp, Texas Instruments, Broadcom, Cyient, Open-Silicon. And, of course, Cadence.
On Thursday the tracks are:
Companies presenting include Samsung, Analog Devices, Intel, Tejas Networks, NXP, Sanmina SCI Technology, Arm, Broadcom, CDOT, eInfochips, Agnisys, Green Hills Software, L&T Technology Services, Mitsubishi, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Qualcomm, Open-Silicon, Agiliad Technologies, Texas Instruments, Rambus, ISRO, Broadcom, and Cadence.
Lunch is provided, with a wide range of Indian food, veg and non-veg. There are a relatively small number of tables for the people attending, which doesn't bother the locals. But I've never mastered the art of holding my plate in one hand, and using naan with the other to eat with.
During lunch and during the afternoon tea break there will be a designer expo. Come and visit Cadence and our partners and find out more.
I will be there with my book A Year of Breakfast 2018. Come by and let me scan your badge. I'll sign you up for Sunday Brunch, the weekly email, and give you a free signed copy of the book. Here are a few happy customers in Taiwan last week.
Get the CDNLive App. This contains the whole agenda, and if there are last-minute changes that is where they will be communicated.
Download it from the App Store or Google Play. You don't have to wait until CDNLive starts to do this, you can download it right now. If you attended CDNLive last year and didn't assiduously clean up the apps on your phone, you may have it already. You'll just need to log in again.
There is also a leaderboard game with points for submitting posts during the day, with prizes to be won.
Both days wrap up at 6:00pm with a closing ceremony and awards for the best presentations. Then the day will be over. Me, I'll take the elevator and my commute will be over. You will probably have to go and do battle with Bengaluru's notorious traffic.
I'm sure there will be prizes and rewards for filling in your survey, visiting enough companies in the expo, and for competing in the CDNLive App competition. You'll have to wait and see what they are. Which is my way of saying I don't yet know what they are myself.
Full details, including a link for registration, are on the CDNLive India page.
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