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Joseph C.
$225/hr
PCB Design
Electronics
Altium Designer
Embedded Systems
Mechanical Design
Engineering Design
Digital Electronics
Product Development
Hardware Prototyping
Electrical Engineering

Versatile engineer focused on electronics and product design, with strong emphasis on high-complexity printed circuit board designs with a focus on design for manufacturability. I design, build, program, and test prototypes with in-house tools. I have served a wide variety of industries and have developed initial concepts and prototype devices as well as producing products that go into full scale production manufacturing. Extensive design experience on Altium Designer, including detailed layout incorporating 3D CAD models. Certified IPC Designer Council PCB Designer (CID). Whether it's taking an existing Arduino / Raspberry Pi prototype...

Razvan T.
$150/hr
PCB Design
C
C++
RF Design
ARM Cortex-M
Circuit Design
Power Electronics
Analog Electronics
Digital Electronics
Firmware Engineering

I have over 16 years of experience working and consulting for tech companies in the Silicon Valley. Every technical challenge that I had overcome gave me the assurance that with the right frame of mind anything can be accomplished. Engineering is also my hobby that I was doing since I was elementary school. I was basically born with a soldering iron in one hand and writing code with the other. :) I designed the hardware for over 60 projects, most of them being sold today. Some notable ones are: Snapchat Spectacles (designed most of the electronics and PCB layout), Thornwave Labs' Bluetooth DC Power Meter (PowerMon), various RF modules...

Sergii P.
$30/hr
PCB Design
Qt
C++
MQTT
RTOS
Arduino
Embedded C
ARM Cortex-M
Embedded Linux
Firmware Engineering

✅ 100% Client Recommendation ✅ Top Embedded and Firmware developer ✅ Top Hardware designer ✅ Top Software design ✅ Top Mechanical design and industrial design ✅ Top Enclosure design Have over 7 years of professional experience in hardware design, embedded systems, IoT. Hardware design - MCU/SoC/DSP/FPGA based systems with taking into account ESD/EMI requirements - HDI PCB - DDR/DDR2/DDR3/LPDDR3/LPDDR4 - MultiGigabit interfaces - IBIS/Spice/PI/Thermal Design Verification and Validation results on-site in the lab - Product Prototyping as well as preparing for manufacturing - Power supply design Programming Languages/ Technologies -...

George S.
$60/hr
PCB Design
C++
Java
Eagle
Embedded C
Electronics
Embedded Linux
Altium Designer
Embedded Systems
Engineering Design

Fully qualified electronics design engineer with over 10 years experience in the design of electronic systems, working full-time freelance. I have experience in various areas of electronic design including: embedded systems, analog circuits, high power switching controls, low power battery operated devices, wireless designs, microcontroller (AVR, ARM, PIC...) systems and design of high performance processor systems running embedded Linux. My primary EDA is Altium Designer. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Free free to contact me to discuss your project. If you...

Muhammad A.
$40/hr
PCB Design
C++
Eagle
KiCad
Circuit Design
Core Bluetooth
Product Design
Altium Designer
Embedded Systems
Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)

I am an Electronics Engineer with extensive Industrial experience in Electronics hardware design. My areas of expertise include Multi-Layer PCB design, Product development and Firmware design. A well-organized, disciplined and innovative full-time freelancer having excellent projects history on Upwork as a TOP RATED consultant with multiple repetitive clients. I have developed various industrial and commercial based products from idea till mass-production.

Erik L.
$70/hr
PCB Design
Arduino
Raspberry Pi
Analog Electronics
Hardware Prototyping
Microcontroller Programming

Electrical Engineer with interests in power/energy, control, communications, robotics, home automation, and machine learning. "Erik is a great engineer and was VERY helpful getting my PCB up and running. Would highly recommend, and I intend to [use] you again for other projects." - Robert Before going back to school to get my BSEE, I was a mechanic for years, so I have a strong understanding of mechanics. Hobbies: - 3d printing - gardening/farming Experience with various microcontrollers: - ARM - Atmel - TI (mainly MSP430) - Arduino - Raspberry Pi - ESP8266 - smattering of others, including some PSoC and FPGA/CPLD with VHDL...

John P.
$65/hr
PCB Design
Altium Designer

Use of Altium Designer since inception with 20+ years experience and present owner of a service bureau providing PCB Design using Altium Designer. Provided PCB Design for commercial and DoD with extensive work in microelectronics. Experienced with controlled impedance and matched length differential pairs, blind and buried vias. RF, Analog and Digital layouts, microwave communications for broadcast television and color corrector used in broadcast television.

Vignesh K.
$30/hr
PCB Design
C
C++
STM32
ESP32
Python
Arduino
ESP8266
Atmel AVR
Raspberry Pi

Hey there, Looking for the End to end product engineering and embedded product development services? Well, I must say I'm a good fit for the same How??? Let me show, what I can do! I'm IoT Geek having 10+ years of experience in embedded product development from scratch to market!!! I have the following skillset which will help you to make your vision sharp towards your requirement • IoT Architecture for the Smart Cities, Smart agriculture, Smart health-care, and Smart home! • Solid expertise on embedded firmware development for the lower level driver, and middleware • Proficient with Embedded c, c++ and python • Hands one expertise...

Anthony R.
$65/hr
PCB Design
Embedded C
Circuit Design
Altium Designer
Embedded Systems
Analog Electronics
Project Management
Digital Electronics
Electrical Engineering
Wireless Network Implementation

At my current position, I design hardware and write embedded software for custom wireless applications. I am well versed in digital, analog and rf circuit design. I have worked with numerous over the air protocols (Bluetooth, WiFi, FSK, OOK, QAM, LoRa). I am very familiar with squeezing every last bit of energy from batteries as I have extensive experience with battery management applications. RF Circuit design: Hardware design Hardware bringup/debugging GPS Tracking Embedded firmware STM32 PIC Arduino FCC, IC and CE regulatory compliance PCB design / layout capture: Altium Eagle What sets me...

Raymond P.
$31/hr
PCB Design
KiCad
nRF52
Python
Arduino
Raspberry Pi
Circuit Design
Altium Designer
Digital Electronics
Microcontroller Programming

I am an Electronics Engineer with over 10 years experience in designing circuits and PCB for embedded systems from conception to realization. Systems prototyping is both my hobby and profession. I have helped clients in realizing the system they have conceived to their full satisfaction. In addition to designing the system, we can build the PCB in-house, design and print the enclosure, test and debug the system, and deliver them to you as a working prototype. Looking forward to working with you. Experienced with: - Nordic nRF52 devices (SEGGER Embedded) - BLE - Arduino(Atmel)/Microchip Microcontrollers, Flyport, Kinect - GPRS, GSM,...

Craig S.
$59/hr
PCB Design
Embedded C
Antenna Design
Core Bluetooth
Embedded Systems
Analog Electronics
Digital Electronics

Highly creative and experienced product designer. Medical devices, consumer products, and military/avionics. Specialize in battery operated embedded systems that include sensors, displays, wireless, and human interfaces. Expertise in rf design, analog, signal conditioning, power supplies, battery management and wireless. My years of consulting experience lead to accurate project estimates and on time delivery of a functional design.

Karan N.
$58/hr
PCB Design
Eagle
Python
Raspberry Pi
Embedded Systems
Lean Manufacturing
Product Development
Systems Engineering
Bash Shell Scripting
Hardware Prototyping

I work with people to make their ideas and inventions accessible. The best ideas are locked in people's head. I work with companies to take the ideas from concept to prototype - then to mass production. I am an "organized hacker" – meaning that every project has documented details on suppliers, costs, risks, and instructions for integration. I work with organizations and share this knowledge and participate in early brainstorming discussions and concept reviews to provide a perspective on what features should be considered in product designs and why. I help organizations engineer their products so that they are Designed for...

Mateusz L.
$35/hr
PCB Design
Eagle
Arduino
3D Design
Electronics
Core Bluetooth
Altium Designer
Embedded Systems
Electronic Design
Rapid Prototyping

I'm professional electrical engineer specializing in development of embedded systems with strong focus on ARM family of micro-controllers. In embedded world I'm equivalent of full stack developer. I can formulate project technical specification, design PCBs, develop and deploy firmware and prepare manufacturing process. My strong points are wireless communication technologies (especially Bluetooth LE) and embedded cryptography solutions.

Sanwal S.
$50/hr
PCB Design
Eagle
LabVIEW
Robotics
Circuit Design
System Testing
Altium Designer
Embedded Systems
Print Layout Design
Hardware Troubleshooting

IPC CID certified engineer with Msc in Electronics Engineering and over 8 years of professional experience in HW design, testing and debugging. Hands on experience with EMC Compliances, homologation, V&V plans of electronic products for various industries. My expertise covers wide range HW development from HV Acquisition systems to High speed mixed signal archirectures.

Michal E.
$50/hr
PCB Design
CAD
Eagle
OrCAD
Electronics
Circuit Design
Altium Designer
Microcontroller Design
Hardware Troubleshooting
Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)

Hi, I'm a very experienced hardware design engineer with 12+ years of experience in Electronics Design. I have an expertise knowledge on follwoing fileds: - SCH/PCB designs - EMC consultancy - SCH/PCB designs review - EMC review - Board Bringups, testing and debugging - High-speed Electronic Design - Analog-Mixed Signal and RF Designs

Andrei-Codrut S.
$35/hr
PCB Design
Scheme
Altium Designer
Digital Electronics

I have a 7+ years experience in designing different types of PCBs(4-34 layers) by Elma Electronic (standard or custom cPCI, VME64x, VXS, VPX, open VPX and cPCI-serial backplanes containing different high-speed digital signals protocols, high current power boards and IO boards with filtering requirements), I'm a result-oriented person with an organized way of thinking. I’m a good team worker as a close communication with the customer is crucial for the success of the project. I strongly believe that details differentiate the good from the exceptional!

Mini
$25/hr
PCB Design
GSM
OrCAD
Arduino
Atmel AVR
Raspberry Pi
Circuit Design
Product Design
Power Electronics
Wireless Network Implementation

I am an Electrical and Electronics engineer with 10 years of experience specializing in Power electronics, embedded systems and analog system design. I am an expert in PCB design(Eagle, Altium and Kicad) Component selection Prototype development and testing. I have an extensive experience in various areas like Topology selection for converters High power and low power Magnetic design Simulation of Power electronic circuits. Wired Communication Rj45 LAN, SPI, I2C, UART, RS-232 Wireless communication Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Zigbee Sensors Technology Sound and High/Ultra High Frequency Ultrasonic Sensors...

Roman V.
$30/hr
PCB Design
Eagle
Arduino
Electronics
Circuit Design
Core Bluetooth
Embedded Systems
Internet of Things
Hardware Prototyping
Microcontroller Programming

I'm Electrical engineer, I have experience in developing PCB and electronic device, also I'm working as process engineer in manufacture of electronic device. My main skills: Develop electrical schematics; Design PCB for ESD and EMC tests Design IoT; Development of pneumatic circuits Design of the electrical products, taking into account the standards IPC, IEC; PCB design to the standards IPC; Development of automation systems and telemetry; The development of industrial control systems.

Kevin B.
$60/hr
PCB Design
KiCad
OrCAD
LabVIEW
Electronics
3D Printing
Circuit Design
Manufacturing Design
Regulatory Compliance

Hi there! I'm Kevin! I'm a seasoned Electronics Engineer in Bristol, UK, with 12 years experience in the industry. I have taken many designs from inception, to prototypes, and through to mass production, and I can help you with what is important at each step. I have experience in a wide range fields; - Circuit & Product design - PCB Schematic & Layout - Firmware & Coding - Circuit simulation / LTspice - EMC & Safety compliance - Designing for Product Enclosures - Production Test design - 3D printing & CAD models - varied others (matlab, VHDL, Labview, and lots of software languages etc) I'm best suited to working closely with you on...

Max T.
$100/hr
PCB Design
ARM
LED
WiFi
Raspberry Pi
Altium Designer
Power Electronics
Electronic Circuit Design
Microcontroller Programming
Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)

✅ Top-Rated Upworker - Senior Hardware Engineer, Mass Production Expert Key Services: - Design from scratch - BOM optimization - Production management Looking for a professional cost-effective design? Send your request and we will talk about all details. APPLICATIONS • RF design (GPS/GSM/BLE/Wi-Fi/Zigbee) • FPGA • CPU (Allwinner, i.MX6, i.MX7, i.MX8, and others) • Ethernet • Android/Linux and other processor-based devices • USB 2.0/3.0, USB-C • IoT • SMPS power supply, Wireless QI chargers • Embedded MCU systems • MEMS (Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer) • LED lighting SERVICES • PCB Design & Layout • Electrical Engineering •...

Vasyl S.
$35/hr
PCB Design
STM32
Eagle
ESP32
Arduino
Robotics
3D Modeling
Altium Designer
Embedded Systems
Electronic Design

Hello, everybody. I'm provide complex electronic solution. From idea to mass production. I'm providing electronic circuit design, PCB design, embedded coding I'm providing prototype assembling and testing I'm providing cost estimate for mass production and manufacturing consulting service Please, feel free to contact.

Damian O.
$30/hr
PCB Design
Arduino
Atmel AVR
Product Design
IC Solutions PICS

I am an electronics engineer by profession, passionate and specialize in creating Schematic and PCB design or Layout in multilayers. I have 10years experience of pcb layout in Altium Designer. PCB Designing, Product designing, Reverse Engineering, Creative Solutions with Electronic. I work in a company based in UK so I have access to SMT/SMD machines ( Pick&Place and oven flow solder ). I can supply a prototype fully tested per your requirements and also run a production for small and medium batches.

Edgaras K.
$65/hr
PCB Design
C
Assembly
Circuit Design
Analog Electronics
Digital Electronics
Amplifiers & Filters
Microcontroller Design
Automotive Engineering
Microcontroller Programming

I specialize in designing measurement and control devices electronics. My job is to design functional and tested circuits for your application. Just give me requirements for your circuit: price, deadline and a list of required features. If you want to know how a circuit works I can develop complete math model of the circuit. This approach is way more accurate than SPICE simulation and allows you to understand how the circuit operates. Do you want some circuit to be developed? Great! I will design it and PCB as well. I will order few sample PCBs, assemble and test them. After testing and debugging I will ship them to you, so you can verify...

Eben O.
$75/hr
PCB Design
Python
Data Science
Deep Learning
Circuit Design
Computer Vision
Machine Learning
Analog Electronics
Digital Electronics
Microcontroller Programming

Analog and digital design, PCB layout, reverse engineering/debugging/circuit analysis, microcontroller firmware development, data science/machine learning, computer vision, deep learning.

Jesper H.
$75/hr
PCB Design
C
ARM
C++
WiFi
Eclipse
Circuit Design
Embedded Systems
Integrated Circuits
Digital Engineering

30+ years of experience in embedded system design as a consultant. Firmware programming in assembler, C, C++ and more, for common architectures such as AVR, PIC, ARM (STM32), ESP32. Hardware design and PCB layout in EAGLE CAD. Also experienced in the web-end of the comms link - HTML, PHP, MySQL. Experience and several projects with LoRa, Bluetooth, GSM, Wifi, sensors, wireless, CAN, J1939, Ethernet, MP3, audio and more. IoT experience with Secure MQTT, AWS, Goggle Cloud, TTN, OpenHAB, e.t.c. Turnkey solutions - you present the idea, we take it all the way to a finished and working prototype or production PCB.

Scott U.
$60/hr
PCB Design
ESP32
Zigbee
Core Bluetooth
Device Firmware
Altium Designer
Rapid Prototyping
ARM Microcontrollers
Computer Hardware Design
Microcontroller Programming

I have 8+ years of freelance experience in PCB design and layout, firmware programming, and rapid prototyping. Here is a non-exhaustive list of software skills and chipset familiarity: - Strong C++, C, and C# - PCB layout and schematic capture with Altium, Cadence, Eagle, etc., with multilayer, flexible, high-speed embedded systems - FPGA programming with Verilog/VHDL: Altera Quartus, Xilinx, iCECube - Experience with low-cost MCU/single-board prototyping platforms: Arduino, Beaglebone, Raspberry Pi, NanoPi, etc. - ARM: ATSAM, STM32, PIC32, A13, FreeScale, MSP, NXP - MPU: Pic33F/18F/16F, Atmega 80251, 8052, 8951, 8051, 16, 32, 128 -...

Ali R.
$35/hr
PCB Design
Verilog/VHDL
Circuit Design
Altium Designer
Embedded Systems
Electronic Design
Internet of Things
Amazon Web Services
Digital Electronics
Electrical Engineering

An innovative, passionate and well-organised individual with an extensive background in embedded systems design and product development. Meet me, I am Ali, an Electronics engineer with a Master's degree in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. I offer complete electronic systems designs and consultancy services with minimal overhead. My areas of interest include IoT, Embedded Systems, AI, Industrial Automation, Robotics, custom embedded boards, multi-layer PCB layout and design. I have hands on experience with multiple hardware platforms including but not limited to ESP8266, ESP32, CC2650, CC3200, NRF51822, Ublox Cellular Modules,...

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PCB, or printed circuit board, design is a foundation of electrical engineering, providing the connectivity between components necessary for powered devices such as cell phones, remote controls, and even robots to function. PCB designers assemble top-quality PCBs for specific technological needs and ensure a product excels in the competitive tech market.

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  • Write a project description. You’ll want to determine your scope of work and the skills and requirements you are looking for in a PCB designer.
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Of these three steps, your project description is where you will determine your scope of work and the specific type of PCB designer you need to complete your project. 

How much does it cost to hire a PCB designer?

Rates can vary due to many factors, including expertise and experience, location, and market conditions.

  • An experienced PCB designer may command higher fees but also work faster, have more-specialized areas of expertise, and deliver higher-quality work.
  • A contractor who is still in the process of building a client base may price their PCB design services more competitively. 

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  • Intermediate: $45 per hour
  • Advanced: $200 per hour

Which one is right for you will depend on the specifics of your project. 

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Your job post is your chance to describe your project scope, budget, and talent needs. Although you don’t need a full job description as you would when hiring an employee, aim to provide enough detail for a contractor to know if they’re the right fit for the project.

Job post title

Create a simple title that describes exactly what you’re looking for. The idea is to target the keywords that your ideal candidate is likely to type into a job search bar to find your project. Here are some sample PCB designer job post titles:

  • Looking for a PCB designer to troubleshoot an Arduino board
  • Seeking a PCB designer to design and build a museum- exhibit audio player
  • PCB designer needed for a low-level light- therapy project

Project description

An effective PCB designer job post should include: 

  • Scope of work: From component specs to testing prototypes, list all the deliverables you’ll need. 
  • Project length: Your job post should indicate whether this is a smaller or larger project. 
  • Background: If you prefer experience with certain industries, software, or building tools, mention this here. 
  • Budget: Set a budget and note your preference for hourly rates vs. fixed-price contracts.

PCB designer job responsibilities

Here are some examples of PCB designer job responsibilities:

  • Design and develop PCB layouts for reliable high-speed circuits
  • Test, troubleshoot, and resolve issues with PCB functionality
  • Review existing designs for areas that need updating or improvement
  • Place components while maintaining integrity between them

PCB designer job requirements and qualifications

Be sure to include any requirements and qualifications you’re looking for in a PCB designer. Here are some examples:

  • Experience designing or assisting with designing PCBs
  • Background in electrical engineering or mechanics
  • Understanding of circuit requirements and limitations
  • Experience with CAD (computer- aided drafting) and producing design drawings
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