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.

“We make it possible for people and systems to communicate around the world.”

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 and 6G 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 opens laboratory in space



Bernhard Niemann is the new Director of the Communication Systems division at Fraunhofer IIS



5G-ECONET project aims to optimize the energy efficiency of campus networks


Green mobile networks

Ambitious climate goals and rising energy costs are driving the mobile sector's search for greater energy efficiency.

The NGMN publication 'Green Future Networks: A Roadmap to Energy Efficient Mobile Networks,' which we contributed to, provides orientation in the maze of technical possibilities and presents the most important solutions.


On course for success: satellites in the mobile network

With Release 19 of the 5G standard NTNs are now set to shift into the next gear.

Three things are essential for this: enhanced satellite coverage, cellular base stations on satellites, and seamless handover procedures. We are working on it!


Award with the “Best Paper Award“

Our paper “Enabling distributed inference of large neural networks on resource constrained edge devices using ad hoc networks” was awarded the “Best Paper Award” among a hundred scientific studies presented at the DCAI Conference.

The paper is about the novel network concept “randle”, which can be used as a basis for transmitting distributed inferences to edge devices.


When the fascination of space comes to life

For 15 years, Rainer Wansch and his team have been researching the idea of an on-board processor that can be controlled from Earth when it’s aboard a satellite orbiting the globe. Now the FOBP has arrived in space.

But what is behind this big project? Read here the backstory of how a team of researchers managed to launch the FOBP into space against all odds.





Fira Gran Via, Barcelona, Spain

Hall Congress Square, booth CS64



Network energy saving


Bernhard Niemann

Contact Press / Media

Bernhard Niemann

Head of Division Communication Systems

Fraunhofer IIS
Am Wolfsmantel 33
91058 Erlangen, Germany

Phone +49 9131 776-3105

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