About Us

Laplace Instruments Ltd

A globally recognised EMC test equipment supplier.

Key Staff include:

 David Mawdsley

Managing Director
Sales & Marketing 

 Warwick Barnes Chief Engineer
 Barbara Hutchins

 Office Manager
Admin & Accounts








North Walsham, in deepest rural Norfolk.


Originally the company activities focussed on Signal Acquisition and Instrumentation equipment, with a specialist niche in vibration analysis and FFT techniques. Our markets at that time included automotive, military (helicopter), heavy engineering and railway sectors.  These led to frequency analysis tools, which in turn led to RF spectrum analysers.


In 1993, the potential demand for RF spectrum analysers in the measurement of EMC emissions was identified as a growth area and by 1995, this activity was the largest contributor of the company turnover. Since that time, substantial R & D investment has been devoted to maintaining a product range that has become a market leader in the global EMC market and accounts for 90% of the company sales. Major developments include the innovative LaplaCell test cells, a compact and efficient form of GTEM cell for emissions measurement and immunity testing. Other unique advances in the field include probably the most powerful PC Windows software application for EMC testing that is currently available anywhere.

In addition to our test equipment range, we offer training courses. These are specifically designed for manufacturers and others who need a pragmatic and effective approach to the EMC testing of products.

Other activities 

In addition, other product developments have tracked the introduction of other EU Directives, particularly that of the Physical Agents Directive (Vibration), for which we were granted a UK Smart Award for innovative product research. This has led to a unique system for monitoring hand/arm vibration in the workplace as experienced by operatives using hand held machinery. This significant technology is now licensed world-wide.


Plans for the future include further product developments to supplement the EMC test equipment range and a commitment to improvements in performance and cost effectiveness so that our global presence in the EMC market is reinforced and increased.


Private Limited Company
Formed in 1988 by the current directors, who still retain 100% ownership.
Incorporated in the UK, registration number:    2219 693
VAT Registration:   511 6641 73
Terms & Conditions available here.

Tudor House
Grammar School Road
North Walsham
Norfolk.   NR28 9JH

Tel:       +44 (0) 16 92 40 20 70
Fax:      +44 (0) 16 92 40 49 10

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