Technology consulting radio and communication for IoT

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In the age of digitalization and globalization, networking is an essential requirement in all parts of everyday life. From the digital networking of machines with each other for the optimization of production processes to the daily use of smartphones, communication technologies are a constant component. But as different as the fields of application are, so are the requirements of the various user groups for their individual scenarios. The focus here is particularly on wireless technology, which is used wherever wired networking is not possible. From the entire range of wireless technologies, it is then particularly important to select the appropriate technology in terms of range, bandwidth and cost efficiency. Fraunhofer IIS supports you here with comprehensive technology consulting on all aspects of radio and communication technologies, fully adapted to your requirements.

Our offer – Technology consulting, development, evaluation

Fraunhofer IIS has extensive technical and practical know-how to support you in the introduction of wireless systems. We have access to state-of-the-art measurement techniques and methods, conveyor technology, as well as a complete test center for simulating real-life deployment scenarios.

We offer you a complete offer, in which we are happy to answer all your questions and together we can find a solution specifically for your application around radio:


Which communication technologies are available on the market? – We would be happy to provide you with background information on the subject of radio and communication and give you insights into various implementation options.

What are the benefits and risks of implementing radio technology for my company? – We analyze possible solutions of current processes with you and then find the suitable basic technology for you.

Which communication technology is best suited for my specific application? –We will find your optimal and customized solution among the many possibilities and can also test it for you.

There is no suitable radio technology for my problem on the market yet – what can I do? – We will be happy to develop a new and suitable technology for you.

Can I use the communication technology with my other systems in the process? – In realistic test scenarios, we examine possible challenges to the coexistence of technologies for you in the process and eliminate them. In the process, we also identify non-technical recommended actions for using the technology in your deployment scenario.

Does radio pose a privacy security risk to me? – We help you identify security risks.

How can I connect my products wirelessly? What antennas are available? What should I consider when selecting antennas? Is the coexistence of other wireless technologies a problem?

For just such questions and more, we offer our wireless and communications technology consulting services. We will provide you with a comprehensive and complete assessment of the use of the best possible technology for you, from both a technical and functional perspective.



Technology consulting for your needs

We offer you a complete package, which you can use – adapted to your requirements – in its entirety or in components. All components can be variably combined and adapted according to you wishes:

  • Initial discussion
  • IoT workshop
  • market research
  • tests and evaluation
  • concept development
  • further support

Radio technologies at the Fraunhofer IIS


mioty® - My Internet of Things

For large-area data transmission, we offer MIOTY®, a robust wireless IoT technology that sets new standards in terms of cost efficiency, transmission reliability with ranges of up to 15 kilometres and battery life. It is used, for example, to monitor large production plants and entire urban areas.


5G mMTC and NB-IOT

NB-IOT meets the requirements of LPWAN and is continued under 5G for massive Machinetype Communication (mMTC). This is expected to enable connectivity of up to 1 million devices per km2 and is typically used for sensor networks, connected machines, wearables or autonomous, networked robotics.



We evaluate RFID systems in special fields of application, e.g. metallic environments, and perform reliability tests using state-of-the-art measurement technology. We also develop complete RFID systems or subsystems.


s-net® - Wireless networking technology

Our solutions for self-organized, bidirectional multi-hop communication with localization allow radio-based applications such as wireless asset management, local process control in production, people tracking, monitoring of logistics chains and Smart City applications.


Ultra Reliable Communication

We provide development and technology consulting for radio systems in terms of latency and reliability with limited radio, power and processing resources.


IO-Link Wireless

The IO-Link wireless radio technology, which can be used worldwide, provides a cost-effective, highly reliable and deterministic communication standard. This technology is an extension of IO-Link on the physical level and defines wireless communication between sensors and actuators to the PLC in the environment of Industry 4.0.


Ambient IoT

"Ambient IoT" and "Zero Energy Communications" are central topics of the current 3GPP and IEEE standardization on IoT devices powered by energy harvesting and using energy-optimized radio protocols.