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 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.



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



Safe roads thanks to artificial intelligence: “KI-FLEX” project comes to successful conclusion



Fraunhofer IIS opens 5G test bed for automotive applications


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.


Keeping up with neuromorphic hardware

Neuromorphic hardware is inspired by the functioning of the human brain and is therefore considered a key element for cutting-edge applications of artificial intelligence.

In a chapter of the Bitkom whitepaper "Future Computing", in which we participated, the topic of neuromorphic computing is examined from various perspectives, and the current state of research is summarized succinctly.


5G campus networks in healthcare

As part of the project Health5G, we worked with the participating partners to develop a white paper on the use of video telemedicine in hospitals.

It shows how 5G can support specific healthcare applications and contains recommendations for the installation of 5G campus networks in hospitals.





Grand Via, Barcelona, Spain 

Hall 5, booth F31



6G – flexible networks of the future 



embedded world

Nuremberg exhibition centre, Germany  

Hall 4, booth 4-422



Extreme Edge Computing


Claudia Wutz

Contact Press / Media

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