Jabil Circuit - Electronic Manufacturing & Electronics Engineering

product engineering design, design engineering services, value design engineering, electronics product design services, innovation

Jabil’s Design Engineering team offers a comprehensive array of value-added product design and engineering design services customized to customer’s needs.

Design Engineering

Your Innovation. Our Ingenuity.

Jabil's Design Engineering team is the driving force behind every product created for customers, offering a comprehensive array of value-added product design and engineering design services customized to customer's needs.

Design Engineering is the foundation of Jabil's commitment to the total product life cycle; from beginning to end, Jabil offers a comprehensive range of design engineering services to meet customers' needs at every stage of the product design process. Jabil's experienced, innovative, and passionate employees have the agility and expertise to support product design engagements across a wide spectrum, covering a broad range of technical competencies. Whatever the customer's needs, Jabil is uniquely positioned to provide a world class customer service experience that will exceed all expectations.

Jabil works with a diverse portfolio of industry leaders, operating as a seamless extension of their teams, enhancing existing work units while leveraging our talented and innovative design engineering team to craft the precise solution for customers' specific needs. Broad product design engineering capabilities in a vast array of product areas and deep competencies in specific product areas allow Jabil to deliver truly innovative product designs with a swift time-to-market. Jabil has deep consumer product design expertise designing in the following areas: Healthcare & Instrumentation, Enterprise & Infrastructure, Industrial & Energy, Digital Living and Mobility.

By offering flexible and individualized engagements, Jabil will customize an innovative product design strategy to fit specific customer needs and successfully bring customer products to market. From a la carte services to full turnkey solutions, Jabil will work to create a consumer product design plan tailored to individual customer needs, providing the highest quality product coupled with the best total cost solution.

Industry Specific Product Engineering Design Experience

Enterprise & Infrastructure

The fundamental challenge customers’ face is to get differentiated products to market quickly without sacrificing quality. Utilizing our deep innovative product design competencies in enterprise and infrastructure solutions, Jabil designs best-in-class products.

Enterprise & Infrastructure Design Engineering Capabilities


  • Intel ATX & AMD Motherboards
  • JBOD Enclosures & SSB Canisters
  • Cloud Computing & Storage Servers
  • WAN Optimization & Cache Servers
  • 10/40G Network & Storage Switches


  • Rack, Blade, Cloud Architectures
  • Networking & ATCA Architectures
  • iSCSI, SAS/SATA, FCoE, Infiniband Data Interfaces
  • Power Supply & DC-DC Design
  • Signal Integrity Analysis & Simulation
  • Enterprise Rack & Blade Enclosures
  • Tool-less, Multi-Drive, Generic Slot Drive Carriers
  • Structural, Thermal, Air-Flow, EMC Design
  • BIOS Customization, Diagnostics, Driver Software
  • Hard Disk Qualification

Digital Living

Our customers are looking for next generation consumer and enterprise connected solutions and Jabil is leading the way with cost-optimized digital media and content security products. Jabil’s Digital Living team collaborates with customers to deliver the connected home and commercial solutions of the future.

Digital Living Design Engineering Capabilities


  • Set Top Boxes
  • Digital Media Adapters
  • Projectors
  • Gesture Recognition Modules
  • Mobile Video Accessories
  • Point of Sale Terminals


  • DVB-T2/C/S/S2/ATSC/ISDB-T Broadcasting Video Systems
  • DOCSIS Broadband Access Networking
  • MoCA, HPNA, Home Plug AV  Home Networking
  • WiFI, WiMax, ZigBee Wireless Communications
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Digital Rights Management & Content Security
  • Integrated and Network Attached Storage
  • Firmware, BIOS Customization, Drivers, Diagnostic Software
  • Linux, Android, Windows, Java Platforms
  • User Interface and System Integration

Healthcare & Instrumentation

Jabil partners with the world’s most well known medical and pharmaceutical companies to design and optimize a wide array of healthcare products. By operating as an extension of customers’ teams, Jabil's experienced and passionate design engineering team is able to customize a flexible and individualized product design plan to meet customer's needs. From single use devices to patient bedside therapy equipment, Jabil is a trusted name that brings innovative product designs to market for customers.

Healthcare & Instrumentation Design Engineering Capabilities


  • Patient Monitoring & Wireless Telemetry
  • Respiratory Therapy & Oxygen Concentration
  • Diagnostic Imaging & Endoscopy
  • Enteral Feeding & Bedside Therapy
  • Diabetes Care & Drug Delivery
  • Acute/Chronic Hemodialysis


  • ISO 13485, FDA Compliance
  • Complex & Miniature Precision Mechanisms
  • Fluidics, Microfluidics, Pneumatics, Hydraulics
  • Complex Opto-Electronics Modules
  • Single Use Devices & Camera Systems
  • Analog Sensor Integration
  • Displays, Buttons, Touch Control Panels
  • Handheld and On-Body Form Factors
  • Plastic and Metal Enclosures
  • Drivers, Diagnostic Software
  • User Interface, Application Software

Optical Engineering

Jabil's optical engineering team delivers complex, high efficiency opto-electronics modules for Healthcare, Automotive, Industrial and Digital Living sectors. Utilizing deep expertise and patented processes, Jabil collaborates with customers to design groundbreaking optical modules and devices ranging in size from miniature to massive. 

Optical Engineering Design Engineering capabilities


  • Camera Systems & Measurement Devices
  • Miniaturized Projection Modules
  • Automotive Head-Up Displays
  • Endoscopy & Single Use Camera Systems
  • Gesture Recognition Modules
  • Large Format Displays


  • Near-to-Eye, Projection, & Camera Module Systems
  • Digital Projection Image Generation
  • Miniaturized Opto-Electronics Modules
  • Solid State Light Sources (LED, Lasers)
  • Light Management & Efficiency
  • Image Capturing Sensors
  • Patented Field Lens Technology

Industrial & Energy

Customers need a partner that comprehends the technical nature of Industrial and Energy products and creates efficiency by providing tangible capabilities and innovations.  Jabil leverages deep competencies in industrial controls and power electronics helping customers deliver innovative products swiftly. Top-tier industrial and energy firms engage Jabil to design electronics engineering solutions for all their industrial control and power solutions needs.

Industrial & Energy Design Engineering Capabilities


  • Home Energy Monitors
  • Power Meters and Smart Grid Devices
  • Power Inverters
  • Battery Management Systems
  • Motor Control Systems
  • Home Appliance Lighting & Electronics


  • Power Supply & Conversion
  • Grid-Tied, Off-Grid, Backup Battery Management
  • Energy Metering & Metrology
  • Digital Control & Digital Power Conversion
  • Bluetooth, WiFi, WiMax, ZigBee, Cellular Wireless Communications
  • Industrial Control Panel & Touch Interfaces
  • Ruggedized & Portable Plastic Enclosures
  • Portable & Large Outdoor Metal Enclosures
  • Structural, Thermal, EMC Design
  • User Interface, Driver, System Integration, Control Software


The next generation of intelligent and connected vehicles relies on advanced opto-electronics and kinematic solutions.  Our extensive experience in innovative head-up displays and infotainment positions Jabil as a leader in these technologies. By partnering with Jabil, customers can leverage Jabil's comprehensive design capabilities and deliver ingenious products swiftly to market.

Automotive Design Engineering Capabilities


  • Combiner & Windshield Head-Up Displays
  • GPS & Fleet Management Systems
  • Communications & Infotainment Devices
  • Electric Vehicle Chargers
  • Internal & External LED Lighting Systems


  • Power Supply & Conversion
  • Battery Management
  • Digital Projection Image Generation
  • Camera Systems and Measurement Devices
  • Complex & Miniature Precision Mechanisms
  • Complex Opto-Electronics Modules
  • Displays, Buttons, Touch Control Panels
  • Bluetooth, WiFi, WiMax, GPS, Cellular Wireless Communications


Working with the top names in the industry, Jabil offers best-in-class smartphone and mobile accessory product design solutions. Dedicated and experienced consumer product design teams offer the following key technical electronics engineering design capabilities:

Mobility Design Engineering Capabilities


  • Smartphones & Tablets
  • Mobile Accessories & Docks
  • Speakers & Headphones
  • Battery Chargers & Accessories
  • Medical Single Use Devices


  • Silicone Molding/Liquid Silicone Rubber
  • Metal Stamping & Precision Machining (CNC)
  • Decorative Metals, Plastics, Coatings
  • Plastic Injection Molding/Metal Casting
  • Decorative 2.5D, 3D Touch Displays
  • Laser Selective Plating
  • Structural & Stress Analysis/Simulation
  • Antenna Design
  • Manufacturing Test Development
  • Product Validation
  • Tool/Fixture Design

Power Electronics

Customers are able to build a stronger brand over time with quality products from Jabil. Our Power Electronics team fuels a diverse array of power control and conversion products with inventive methods of cost optimization and accelerated time-to-market. Jabil’s expertise in designing a full array of power management and conversion products allows the design engineering team to deliver cost-optimized, leading-edge products swiftly to market.

Power Electronics Design Engineering Capabilities


  • String & Micro-Inverters
  • DC Optimizers
  • Battery Management Systems
  • Off-Grid & Distributed Storage
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
  • Motors & Electric Drives


  • Power Supply & Conversion
  • Grid-Tied, Off-Grid, Backup Battery Management
  • Energy Metering & Metrology
  • Analog & Power Circuit Topologies
  • Digital Control & Digital Power Conversion
  • Ruggedized Indoor & Outdoor Enclosures
  • Structural, Thermal, EMC Design
  • Firmware & Control Software

Printing & Motion Control

Technologies and business environments continue to change at an accelerating pace.  That’s why Jabil’s Printing and Motion Control team partner with industry leaders to create innovative motion, sensing, imaging and control solutions for advanced printing and robotics systems.  By collaborating with customers Jabil optimizes total product cost and delivers products with swift time-to-market.

Printing & Motion Control Design Engineering Capabilities


  • Multi-Function & Industrial Printers
  • Printer Controllers & Engine Integration
  • Automatic Document Feeders
  • Document Scanners
  • Decorative Button & Touch Control Panels
  • Domestic Service Robots


  • Thermal, Inkjet, & Laser/LED Print Systems
  • Motor Controls, Actuators & Sensors, Gear Design
  • Low Cost Complex Kinematic Mechanisms
  • Paper Path & Handling Design
  • CIS/LED Array & CCD Scanning Systems
  • Image Processing & Quality Analysis
  • 7 Segment, LCD, & Touch Screen Displays
  • In-Mold Laminate and In-Mold Decoration Process
  • Driving Systems, Motion Stability, and Dynamic Control Simulations

World-Class Product Engineering Design Capabilities

Value Engineering

To support our customer's product engineering design requirements, Jabil has developed a full suite of Value Analysis and Value Engineering (VAVE) services aimed at design optimization and cost reduction. The VAVE team works with customers throughout the product design process; from inception through post-release review, offering innovative product design solutions to streamline existing designs. From component engineering to product teardown, Jabil's Value Engineering team provides customers with optimized design concepts resulting in better costs and increased efficiency. Jabil offers its customers the benefit of 40 years best-in-class experience, ensuring a streamlined product design that will not only succeed in the marketplace, but also excel.

Value Engineering Capabilities

Cost Reduction Analysis

  • Bill of Material Analysis
  • Electrical Analysis
  • Mechanical Analysis
  • Fab Analysis

Component Engineering

  • Approved Vendor List (AVL) Expansion
  • Jabil Strategic Cross-Vendor Bill of Material (BOM) Analysis
  • Spend Leverage Analysis
  • Restriction of Hazardous Materials / Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS/WEEE) Compliance
  • Obsolescence Resolution
  • Life Cycle / Risk Analysis

Design for Excellence Review & Analysis

  • Printed Circuit Board Assembly Analysis
  • Design for Manufacturing
  • Fab Design for Manufacturing
  • Mechanical Design for Assembly
  • Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) Analysis 

Engineering New Product Introduction Support

  • Early Supplier Involvement
  • Proto Build Support
  • Manufacturing Defect Analysis

Product Teardown

  • Manufacturing Assembly Analysis
  • Maynard Operations Sequence Technique (MOST) Analysis
  • Boothroyd Dewhurst Techniques
  • Competitive Comparisons
  • Reverse Engineering

Electrical Design Engineering

Jabil prides itself on skill and design engineering expertise in Electrical Engineering. Product engineering design teams consists of the best and brightest electrical engineers, and leverages deep electronics engineering competency in this field when designing products across a broad range of industries such as computing and storage, industrial controls and mobility. Jabil's commitment to excellence in electrical engineering means customers receive best-in-class customer service when Jabil designs solutions for specific needs. Jabil offers the following in key technical capabilities.

Electrical Design Engineering Capabilities
  • Analog/Digital/High Speed Digital
  • Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs)
  • Complex Programmable Logic Devices (CPLDs)
  • USB, IEEE 1394, Low Voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS)
  • PCI, PCI Extended (PCI-X), DDR SDRAM
  • Multipoint Control Unit (MCU), Digital Signal Processor DSP) Embedded System
  • Signal Processing
  • Power Supply
  • ZigBee
  • Electrical Verification Test (EVT), Design Verification Test (DVT), Circuit Board Bring Up/Debug
  • Signal and Power Integrity Testing
  • System Integration
  • Electrical System Design
  • Electronic Components Selection
  • Schematic Design And Layout
  • Bill of Material (BOM) Creation and Release
  • Circuit Board Building Support
  • Functional Testing
  • System Verification
  • Pilot Support
  • Schematic Capture

Mechanical Design Engineering

Metal and plastic enclosures, tooling, thermal architecture – Jabil mechanical engineers offer mechanical design solutions in these areas and many more. Innovative and experienced mechanical engineers utilize deep product engineering design competencies in the following core areas to create solutions for customer's product design needs.

Mechanical Engineering Design Capabilities

Mechanical Design

  • Enclosures from Miniature to Massive
    1. Sheet Metal
    2. Cast (Metal and Plastic)
    3. Precision Mechanics and Mechatronics
  • 3D Modeling
  • Thermal, Acoustic Analysis
  • Structural Analysis
  • Prototyping

Manufacturing Readiness

  • Tooling Management
  • Tooling Cost / Risk Analysis
  • Vendor Evaluation and Selection

Industrial Design

  • Ergonomics
  • Concept Generation
  • Graphics Generation

Thermal Design

  • Thermal Architecture
  • Thermal Analysis, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Modeling
  • Board Level, Chip Level, Package Level Thermal Design
  • Heat sink Design, Selection and Customization
  • Detailed Comprehensive Thermal Test Plan and Report

Software Design Engineering

At Jabil, our innovative and experienced software engineers have deep product knowledge in areas such as BIOS customization and system architecture. Whatever your software design needs, Jabil can create personalized solutions for all your needs. We are proud to offer the following key technical capabilities.

Software Engineering Capabilities
  • Embedded Control
  • Hardware Testing Code
  • BIOS Customization
  • Real Time Operating System (RTOS) Integration
    1. CE.Net, Symbian, Embedded Linux, Embedded Windows, Android
  • Drivers & Applications
  • Industry Standard Chipsets
  • High Level Languages (C, C++, Visual C++, VB)
  • Low Level Firmware (Assembly)
  • Requirements Analysis
  • Concept Design
  • System Architecture
  • Board Support Package (BSP) and Driver Development
  • Embedded Application Development
  • User Interface Design
  • Protocol Implementation
  • Software Verification Test
  • Diagnostics Software Design