Non Recurring Engineering / NRE Calculator

Select your template and adjust the details to get an estimate of how much your project will cost

totto tracking device

Object Locator

Working Prototype - NRE USD $35,000

Mass Production - NRE USD $30,000

tv streamer

Audio Streamer

Working Prototype - NRE USD $55,000

Mass Production - NRE USD $125,000

White Automatic Pet Feeder

Automatic Pet Feeder

Working Prototype - NRE USD $70,000

Mass Production - NRE USD $190,000

1- Electronic Architecture Cost (System Design)

You or your design partner must decide which key electronic components will best meet the performance requirements of the device.

For the electronics architecture costs, we advise you to budget an average of US$5,000. 

NRE cost of electronic arquitecture

2- Industrial Product Design Cost

Industrial design is a primary factor in the commercial success of any product.


In the B2B projects we do at Titoma, Time To Market is often more critical than aesthetics, so our typical industrial design budget is US$5,000.

NRE Cost of industrial product design

3- Mechanical Engineering Cost

The NRE cost in embedded systems could be somewhere between US$500,000 to US$1 Million.


Here at TITOMA, we focus on embedded electronics, and our typical NRE fee for Mechanical Design ranges from US$10,000 to US$15,000.


Cost of mechanical design for electronics

4- Firmware Cost

This is directly proportional to the complexity of your device; the more complicated it is, the more lines of codes will require, and indeed, more debugging will have to be done.


At TITOMA, our average NRE fee for firmware development for embedded systems around stm32 is USD15,000.

NRE costs for fimware

5- Prototyping Cost


On average, an electronic prototype can cost between US$100 to US$100,000.


It is a big range; the exact cost will vary not just depending on the complexity of the device but also on which kind of prototype you’re looking at developing.

cost of prototyping electronics

6- Tooling Cost

We have to consider the NRE fee of setting up a production line for an embedded system or a consumer device.


Injection mold tooling can easily be the most expensive part of any electronic product development process.

It ranges from US$250,000 to US$1 million.


tooling and mold cost NRE

7- Cost of Certifications


Depending on your device and its requirements, some tests could be but are not limited to


  • Accelerated aging
  • Temperature shocks in a heat chamber
  • Drop tests with and without packaging


Getting a certification is usually very time-consuming. 


Cost for different certifications 

  • FCC non-intentional radiator (USA) US$2,500- US$5,500
  • FCC intentional radiator (USA) US$9,000 – US$18,000
  • UL/CSSA certification (USA/Canada) US$ 7,500 – US$20,000
  • CE certification (Europe) US$5,000 – US$20,000
  • RoHS certification (Europe & California) US$ 1,000 – US$ 1,500
  • Bluetooth licensing fee US$ 8,000 – US$8,000
  • IEC62133 US$5,000 – US$ 10,000
  • 3 US$5,000 – US$ 7,000


From experience, we can tell you that you need to budget at least US$20,000 for certifications.

electronic devices certifications cost