Covering All Stages of the Transmission Chain

Novel transmission technologies for innovative communication solutions

Communication Systems



Our ambition is to provide our customers with leading-edge technology. We develop solutions that meet your specific needs, covering all stages of the transmission chain. Drawing on our experience and expertise, harnessing state-of-the-art transmission technologies and breakthrough research, we create innovative communication solutions for a variety of applications and industries.


Communication Systems Division at a glance

The Communication Systems Division researches and develops communication solutions for different industries and applications. The focus is on the following business areas:



  • Infotainment: software defined radio solutions
  • Intelligent connectivity
  • Automotive antenna solutions
  • RF bandpass filters

Digital Broadcasting

  • Digital radio receivers
    DAB/+, DRM30/+
  • Test and monitoring equipment

Public Safety

  • Software defined radio and signal processing platforms
  • Power amplifier und linerarization
  • Test and measurement equipment
  • Antenna solutions/RF bandpass filters

Internet of Things

  • Critical IoT
  • Massive IoT
  • IoT antenna solutions
  • RF bandpass filters

Mobile Broadband Communication

  • Technologies for 5G
  • RF bandpass filters

Satellite Communication

  • DVB-S2X technology
  • IoT via satellite
  • Regenerative payload:
    Fraunhofer On-Board-Prozessor
  • Antenna solutions/RF bandpass filters


Please find a short overview about our performance profile and core competencies here.  


Test facilities

Different testbeds at our locations in Erlangen and Ilmenau (Germany) offer an ideal environment for testing new transmission techniques and application scenarios.


This download section provides an overview of our information material.


Press Releases Communication Systems

Please find all press releases from Communication Systems Division in the news section of Fraunhofer IIS.


Faultless data transfer despite interference – digitally tunable radio frequency filters at embedded world


Fraunhofer IIS demonstrates 5G solutions for Industrial IoT at Mobile World Congress 2018



Adjustable Multibeam Antenna improves reliability of RFID systems

Exhibitions and Events



Forum Künstliche Intelligenz 2018

Mövenpick Stuttgart Airport


Presentation by Dr. Marco Breiling,
Fraunhofer IIS:
Overview of neuromorphic hardware



Celtic-Plus Event 2018

Helsinki, Finlandia Hall 


Michael Schlicht

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Michael Schlicht

Head of Communication Systems Division

Fraunhofer IIS
Am Wolfsmantel 33
91058 Erlangen, Germany

Phone +49 9131 776-3101

Fax +49 9131 776-3199

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Claudia Wutz

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Claudia Wutz

Head of Marketing and Communication, Communication Systems

Fraunhofer IIS
Am Wolfsmantel 33
91058 Erlangen, Germany

Phone +49 9131 776-4071

Fax +49 9131 776-3199

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