Embedded Systems Pricing

How much will it cost and how long will it take?

The bulk of our engagements fall between $10K – $120K and last ~2 – 6 months.

There are obviously outliers in both directions. Both the cost and the duration are typically proportional to the size of the effort. We’re not hobbyists.

Here’s some general examples to start to give you a feel.




PCB Layout Services with optional Signal Integrity analysis and optimization ~$5K to $35K ~ 1 to 8 weeks
Low to medium complexity microcontroller-based board schematic design & PCB layout and firmware development ~$25K to $50K ~ 6 to 12 weeks
FPGA VHDL development ~$15K to $125K ~1 to 6+ months
Firmware / software development ~$10K to $125K ~2 weeks to 6+ months
Schematic and/or PCB Layout peer review (w/ summary of analysis and findings report) ~$5K to $15K ~ 1 to 3 weeks
System EMC assessment (w/ summary report including root cause analysis and recommended countermeasures) ~$5K to $20K ~ 1 to 4 weeks
Semi Custom Mechanical Enclosure Design (Customization of off the shelf enclosure) in parallel with board design ~$3K to $5K ~2 to 12 weeks
Fully Custom Mechanical Enclosure Design in parallel with board design ~$5K to $10K ~4 to 12 weeks
Phase 0 – Requirements generation, architecture, analysis of alternatives, cost estimation (for a typical medium-complexity system) ~$4K to $8K ~1 to 2 weeks
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