About the company

Innovation. Unleashed.

Based on our rich experience as an embedded design house, we develop and market building blocks for embedded applications that help developers to go to market more quickly and with less risk.

True to our mission of enabling embedded designs, we remain engaged by clients to provide specialised engineering services and turnkey-engineering of entire products.

Expert support, backed by rich experience

Our experience covers embedded security, compiler and performance engineering, the development and support of board-support packages for Android, Linux, FreeRTOS and Windows CE, and custom hardware development.

All our skills can be combined to develop your next product, as we offer turnkey-engineering services covering the entire product lifecycle from concept creation to mass production and beyond.

Some roads aren’t meant to be travelled alone: our engineers will help navigate the uncertainties of your projects, provide valuable technology advice along the way and can train your team.

Company timeline


The innovation continues.

We continue to deliver customer-centric innovations for embedded computing and communications: our diverse engineering and product porfolio ranges from an all-IPv6 based stack for converged RF/nPLC networking to performance-engineering for next-generation micro-architectures from leading semiconductor vendors.

We are ready and waiting to give you the extra edge to your product. Contact us to discuss your requirements!


Next-generation Q7 modules launched: RK3399-Q7 and RK3368-µQ7

Theobroma Systems again pushes the boundary of system-on-module products with these new modules:

Flagship RK3399-Q7 Module

The RK3399-Q7 is the world’s first Qseven module featuring the high-performance ARM Cortex-A72 cores. Combining the computational performance of the Cortex-A72/A53 clusters with PCI-Express and two independent MIPI-CSI interfaces unlocks varied visual computing, image analytics and automation applications.

High-Density RK3368-uQ7 Module

The RK3368-uQ7 will be the world’s first octa-core ARM module, unlocking a new level of compute performance, in the highly compact 40mm x 70mm form-factor.


Market launch of the A64-µQ7 system-on-module.

The A64-µQ7 system-on-module continues the successful story of the A31-µQ7 module released in 2015. Featuring four 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 cores, it provides an easy upgrade path to the 64-bit world.

Announcing cooperation with Rockchip

Rockchip is a leading semiconductor company that produces high-end system-on-chip designs. Theobroma Systems announces plans to design and support compute modules based on Rockchip's SoCs.


First public showing of the HeliX2-COMExpress module

Our HeliX2-COMExpress, the world's first ARMv8-based COMExpress module featuring 10GE and measuring just 95x95mm is first publicly at ARM TechCon in Santa Clara.

The A31-µQ7 is backed by a roadmap of modules, featuring both 32bit and 64bit ARM processors, in the Qseven and COMExpress form-factors.

Market launch of the A31-µQ7 system-on-module.

The A31-µQ7 system-on-module is launched to critical acclaim from the trade press. It features a quad-core Cortex-A7 from Allwinner Technologies, which runs at up to 1.2GHz. It is both the first SoM with a standard, vendor-independent form-factor that uses an Allwinner CPU and the first SoM to include a "Common Criteria"-certified secure element.

The A31-µQ7 is backed by a roadmap of modules, featuring both 32bit and 64bit ARM processors, in the Qseven and COMExpress form-factors.


Industry-recognition for our work on ARMv8 compilers.

We receive both covetted nominations for and place highly as finalists to both the US-A-Biz and the Constantinus awards for our work on optimising open-source compilers and libraries for AppliedMicro's XGene family of ARMv8 processors.

Modular products are our future.

Realising that we the number of embedded design projects that could benefit from our enablement far outstrips our reach, we decide to bundle some of our know-how into products that can form the "building blocks" of successful embedded designs.

An intensive effort to develop modular platforms for computing, visualisation and embedded communication (adding via RF and nPLC to our Gigabit-Ethernet capabilities) begins. From the start, we focus on the integration of secure elements and full-stack software solutions.


Volume shipments of our Smart-Energy Gateway (SEG15x) start.

Our smart-energy gateway (SEG15x) ramps up to mass-production. The first major customer is EATON, which uses it as a foundation for their smart-home appliance.

Energy Globe Award awarded for the Smart-Energy Gateway

As the Smart-Energy Gateway ramps up to mass-production, are awarded the Energy Globe Award (Vienna Region) for its capabilities and its potential to make energy usage more transparent.

Making e-Health communications more secure.

We develop a secure VPN appliance for the German e-Health system. Based on a Freescale i.MX6Q, it integrates six gigabit Ethernet ports in a compact form factor. Theobroma Systems develops the hardware as well as the Linux board support package.


Honoured with the "Mercur 2012" innovation award.

Our Smart Energy & Smart Home solutions enter field-testing with our first customers in Central Europe.

The R&D focus remains on the development of solutions for security and reliable interconnectivity for the ambient intelligence, smart buildings and ambient assisted living.


Winner of the "Vienna Future award".

We celebrate a successful first five years and receive the Wiener Zukunftspreis for our R&D initiatives.

Hybrid OS solution combining Android and Linux

Our ongoing investment in OS platforms for portable devices leads to a European defense company contracting us to provide Android porting and development of a hybrid operating system combining the best of embedded Linux with Android’s user-interface development framework.


We win the ZIT IKT Call 2010, marking the first step towards expanding our business activities in the growing Home Energy and Home Automation market. Design wins include card readers for access control based on our “Gecko” reference-platform for low-cost card readers.


Theobroma Systems Design und Consulting GmbH develops a i.MX51 reference design for space-constrained and markets it in cooperation with Arrow Electronics.

The entire board support for an i.MX51 in an European national ID project is created by our engineering team with a focus on secure boot and isolation of resources in the running system.

Theobroma Systems demonstrates its FreeRTOS port to the Analog Devices Blackfin SoC family and announces support for FreeRTOS on Blackfin in conjunction with Arrow Electronics Central Europe.


Winning a design contract for a high-assurance application in the e-Health market marks the first mass product our secure module concept and the first generation of our secure function controller.


The Lattice Mico32 uCLinux port marks the first step to our growing portfolio of design alliances and is our first professional services project for a major semiconductor vendor.

We develop an integrated software and hardware architecture for high-assurance applications in embedded application domains: consisting of a secure function controller providing active countermeasures and a secure hypervisor, it provides a secure platform to run customer code.


Theobroma Systems Design und Consulting GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Theobroma Systems Ltd., is founded to provide solutions and embedded design services from our Vienna Engineering Office.


Theobroma Systems Ltd. is founded to market and support embedded Java runtimes, compiler engineering services and embedded runtime solutions to customers worldwide.