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.

"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
  • RF bandpass filters

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
  • RF bandpass filters

Mobile Broadband

  • Technologies for 5G
  • Test center and test beds for 5G
  • SDR transmitter and receiver components

Satellite Communication

  • DVB-S2X technology
  • IoT via satellite
  • Regenerative payload: FOBP
  • 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.


Research project
"KI-FLEX": how new AI-based electronic solutions can make autonomous driving safer


Research project "ReICOvAir": closing the gap of test systems for industrial wireless communication



Launch of "5G Bavaria" initiative

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.

Guideline for 5G campus networks (BMWi)

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) has published a guideline for 5G campus networks. It builds upon the results of a research project dedicated to “Industrial Communication for Factories” (IC4F). Fraunhofer IIS is project partner of IC4F and experts from Fraunhofer IIS contributed to the publication as co-authors.


Neuromorphic hardware – bee brain on a chip

Speech from Dr. Marco Breiling as part of a series of lectures on the subject “Artificial Intelligence – What does it do? How does it help?” (in German only)


Please note: Starting the video transfers usage data to YouTube.


5G real-world laboratory Braunschweig-Wolfsburg

Fraunhofer IIS supports the 5G real-world laboratory at the “Mobility Region” Braunschweig-Wolfsburg in Germany as technical coordinator. The project is sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI).

Exhibitions and Events



all about automation chemnitz

Chemnitz Arena



SPS Connect

Virtual event


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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