Driven by new technologies and increasing digitalization, interaction between humans and machines has become part of everyday life.
Modern HMIs (Human-Machine Interfaces) are fundamentally changing the way we interact with technology, whether using home appliances, controlling industrial equipment, or monitoring metering instruments.
HMIs provide various intuitive interaction possibilities through touch, voice, and gestures, to name just a few. Moreover, augmented reality (AR) combines the physical and digital worlds to create an interactive environment enriched with digital elements, such as visual or optical effects.
There are virtually no limits to the HMI functions that allow users to interact effectively with highly complex machines in a simple way:
Modern HMIs are easier to use and highly cost-effective because of their use-case-specific focus.
To design the right processing module for a broad variety of modern HMIs, the following must be considered in particular:
Theobroma Systems’ modules are based on the Qseven form factors and have all the necessary components included on a single board, such as CPU, GPU, NPU, memory, storage, and I/O interfaces. They rely on Rockchip’s ARM-based System-on-Chips (SOC) featuring low power consumption even for high-performance tasks such as evaluating large amounts of sensor data.
An EAL6+-certified secure element ensures the necessary security level and asset protection.
The functional scope of a module can be configured for a specific use case to make full use of cost advantages. This includes both the software with the Board Support Package (BSP) and hardware components such as memory and I/O interfaces.
A comprehensive evaluation kit allows software development to begin before the device hardware design is complete, enabling a short time to market. All modules run on Linux, supported by Debian, Yocto and Buildroot.
Right in the very heart of Europe, in the Austrian capital of Vienna, we are committed to high-quality products and sustainable manufacturing.
With inherent security in mind, Theobroma Systems is certified according to the Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation (ISO/IEC 15408).
From concept and design to hardware and software development, parts purchasing and manufacturing: The expertise and speed of our technical support makes us your one-stop-shop for industrial-grade intelligent modules.
To get you up and running as quickly as possible, we have lead times that can be as short as two weeks.
Our production capabilities range from small batches to high volume production runs, i.e., from 10 to over 100,000 modules.
We guarantee module availability for up to ten years by ensuring that discontinued parts are replaced with those of an identical form, fit and function.
The challenge Theobroma meets is not only to build smart modules, but also to design, develop and manufacture the brain of HMI that is also reliable, robust, and secure.