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DK Series Memory Keys


Datakey’s DK Series is an ultra-rugged, key-shaped, portable data carrier that allows you to store and transport data.  Each device contains a 1 Kbit, 4 Kbit, or 16 Kbit non-volatile, serial Microwire EEPROM that can be read, erased, and written to via a simple interface with your host hardware.  The DK can also be accessed and programmed through the KeyLink™ Reader/Writers that easily interface to PCs and other host hardware via a standard RS-232 or USB port.  A tough, wear-resistant body protects the embedded memory chip from harsh environmental influences.  The key retains data even when exposed to dirt, moisture, chemicals, X-rays, and up to 15 kV of electrostatic discharge.


DK1Kb DK4Kb DK16Kb
Part Number (Color)611-0006-002A (Black)
611-0006-004A (Black)
611-0022-000A (Black)
Memory Capacity1 Kb
(1,024 bits)
64 x 16
4 Kb
(4,096 bits)
256 x 16
16 Kb
(16,384 bits)
1024 x 16
Voltage2.7 to 5.5 V2.7 to 5.5 V2.7 to 5.5 V
ESD Protection10 kV
(per Std. 064-1028)
10 kV
(per Std. 064-1028)
10 kV
(per Std. 064-1028)
Read CyclesUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Write/Erase Cycles1,000,000 min.1,000,000 min.1,000,000 min.
Data Life (Storage)10 years min.10 years min.10 years min.
Contact Life15,000 cycles min.15,000 cycles min.15,000 cycles min.
Operational Temperature-40 ˚C to +85 ˚C-40 ˚C to +85 ˚C-40 ˚C to +85 ˚C
Storage Temperature-40 ˚C to +100 ˚C-40 ˚C to +100 ˚C-40 ˚C to +100 ˚C
Used WithAll Keyceptacles, KeyLink III programmersAll Keyceptacles, KeyLink III programmerAll Keyceptacles, KeyLink III programmer
ComplianceRoHS CompliantRoHS CompliantRoHS Compliant
Other FeaturesRedundant contacts.Redundant contacts.Redundant contacts.
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