One Stop Custom Engineering for your Electronic or Mechanical Prototypes

Locus Engineering Inc. (formerly CHiPdesign) is an Ottawa Canada based custom engineering company providing electronic, mechanical, and interconnect  product design and manufacturing.  We take your concept from specification,  through a rigorous design and prototype phase, and finally to a manufactured product.  We also specialize in using microcontrollers to solve a problem, both to minimize cost and for optimizing the user interface.

Our 34 years of engineering experience and on-site tooling allow for comprehensive product design and manufacture at one location.  This minimizes outsourcing delays while simplifying the feedback for product improvement and design iterations.  We provide the following custom engineering services:

System Level Design

  • specifications
  • system design

Electronics Engineering

  • electronic circuit design
  • firmware programming
  • schematic capture

Packaging Design

  • PCB layout
  • mechanical design
  • interconnect (cable) design
  • detailed parts list with breakeven analysis
  • PCB sourcing


  • PCB assembly
  • machining
  • final assembly
  • testing to specification


  • user guide documentation
  • engineering drawing set

Locus Engineering also has a product portfolio with items available for sale or for custom modification.



Authorized by the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario to offer professional engineering services.