Custom Design

Like our Rugged products?  Let us design a professional solution for you that exactly meets your specifications.


Rugged Circuits has both the breadth and depth of expertise to help with any custom design, including:

  • System design, requirements, concept selection
  • Detailed circuit design
  • Design optimization
  • Prototyping
  • Printed circuit board (PCB) layout
  • PCB manufacturing (low and high volume)
  • PCB assembly (low and high volume) including functional test
  • Firmware development
  • Documentation


Our custom design program typically consists of 4 unique stages to take an idea from concept to tangible:

  • Discovery
  • Design
  • Prototype and Testing
  • Manufacturing

We customize the program to your needs.  Not all clients require Discovery phase.  Not all clients need design work.  We work with the client to define the scope of operation before each stage with a ratified Statement of Work (SOW).

Intellectual Property

Rugged Circuits does not retain any intellectual property to your product. We will deliver all IP necessary to recreate or duplicate your project (including schematics, PCB files, firmware, etc.) at the completion of the project.


  1. How much will it cost to design a product or idea that I have?

Answer- There is not a flat rate for our custom design services.  Each design is unique with different requirements.  Please contact us for more information.

       2.  How much will it cost to manufacture the final product?

Answer- We can't provide estimates on piece pricing without designing the product first.  A Bill of Materials, schematics, and board files are produced during the Design Phase.  These are necessary to quote prototype and manufactured quantities.  These items drive the price.

       3.  I have an idea but I don't know if it qualifies for the Rugged Circuits Custom Design Program?

Answer- Volume will offset the cost of a custom designed product.  It takes many engineering hours to properly design a product.  One-off products, or products for personal use typically don't justify the investment needed to properly design the product.

       4.  How long does it take for the custom design program?

Answer- Each product is different and brings with it respective timelines.  Lead times are based on complexity, budget, and work load.  Timelines estimates are generated in SOWs.

Is There a Form to Fill Out?

Every design is different. We will work with you one-on-one to make your custom design a reality. There is no form to fill out because no matter how many questions it had it could not capture the uniqueness of your design.

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Sample Work