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.

"Global communication for people and systems."

Range of services

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 for DAB/+ and DRM30/+
  • Intelligent connectivity
  • Automotive antenna solutions

Artificial Intelligence

  • Embedded machine learning
  • Neuromorphic hardware

Public Safety

  • Test and measurement equipment
  • Antenna solutions
  • SDR transmitter and receiver components

Internet of Things

  • Critical IoT
  • Massive IoT
  • IoT antenna solutions

Mobile Broadband

  • Technologies for mobile communications
  • Test environments for 5G
  • SDR transmitter and receiver components

Satellite Communication

  • High throughput satellite systems
  • IoT via satellite
  • 5G satellite integration
  • On-board processing
  • Antenna solutions
  • SDR transmitter and receiver components


Press Releases Communication Systems

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


Fraunhofer IIS successfully tests terrestrial IoT technology mioty® via GEO satellite



Energy-saving AI chip wins innovation contest


First software-defined 5G New Radio demonstration over GEO satellite


Making spiking neurons more succinct

Talk from Johannes Leugering during the Neuro-Inspired Computational Elements Conference (NICE 2021)

"Making spiking neurons more succinct with multi-compartment models" was awarded with a best talk award.


ReICOvAir wins CELTIC-NEXT Excellence Award

"ReICOvAir" (Reliable Industrial Communication Over the Air) got the CELTIC-NEXT Excellence Award 2020 in the category "Applications".


Beyond 5G – Is it time to start thinking about 6G?

Interview with Bernhard Niemann, Head of Broadband and Broadcast Department at Fraunhofer IIS

Guide “5G in mechanical and plant engineering”

The German Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA) offers a guide for the integration of 5G in product and production. The guideline has been developed and realized together with Fraunhofer IIS.




MWC Barcelona

Fira Gran Via, Barcelona, Spain

Hall 7, booth 7G31


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 Division

Fraunhofer IIS
Am Wolfsmantel 33
91058 Erlangen, Germany

Phone +49 9131 776-4071

Fax +49 9131 776-3199

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