The EDF design team provides a wide range of electronic engineering services to support research science. These services include design, PCB layout, programming, simulation, documentation, mechanical & assembly, repairs, procurement, consultation, and training.

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The EDF team solves technical problems which occur in research through the design of scientific equipment which meets the experimenter’s requirements.  The EDF can provide assistance with:

  • Instrument Design & Construction
  • Data Acquisition & Analysis
  • Signal & Image Processing
  • Experiment Control Systems
  • Analog and RF Circuit Design
  • Digital Circuit Design
  • Embedded Systems
  • Computer Interfacing


The EDF offers consultation sessions for researchers seeking advice and recommendations on commercially available products, parts, vendors, literature, PCB manufacturing, assembly houses, and much more. A short consultation session – at any stage of the project – can translate into tremendous cost savings for customers. The EDF staff offers a holistic perspective on the design process through its diverse portfolio of experience and connections.

PCB Layout

The EDF’s printed circuit board services includes schematic capture, parts selection, a custom PCB library, and consultation. The EDF can pick up your design at any stage and take it to completion.

  • Printed Circuit Boards
  • Multilayer Surface Mount Designs
  • Flexi and Rigid-Flex Designs and Assembly
  • High Speed Digital, Analog, and RF Circuits
  • Documentation including Schematic, Assembly, and Fabrication Drawings
  • Fabrication and Assembly
  • Testing and Production

NOTE: New Rates effective as of 10/1/21

Depending on the nature of the project, jobs may be either quoted at a fixed rate or billed per time and materials. This is decided on a case-by-case basis by the director in consultation with the prospective customer.

New rates below per updated CAS policies. Also note that rates now go up regularly per new CAS policy on or about October 1st. Please check with us for rates currently in effect.

Rates as of 10/1/2021
Electronics Engineer Technician Student Technician
Boston University Customers $103.00/hr $72.00/hr $20.00/hr
Outside Customers $120.00/hr $120.00/hr $30.00