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Datakey Blog
Insights, trends and everything you need to know. 

Not All SD Cards Are Created Equal

June 06, 2018

How can embedded system manufacturers make sure their users don't use unsupported or counterfeit SD cards?  It's a challenge when the cards look legit and plug-in....

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Thwarting Elbonians with Proprietary Memory Devices

July 07, 2016

Elbonians demonstrate the effectiveness and benefit of using a memory device (with SD card or USB flash drive functionality) with a non-standard/proprietary form factor....

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Design Consideration:  Cycle Life of Connectors

July 21, 2015

A while ago, I experienced firsthand the importance of connector cycle life.  I made a late-night run into a local supermarket to print some photos for a family event that...

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Security Risks of USB Ports on Embedded Devices

August 19, 2014

A recent BBC article explained how USB devices can be used for malicious purposes without the user opening an infected file on a USB flash drive, for example.  In fact, the...

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