PK Series Parallel Memory Keys


This product is End of Life.  The PK64KC and PK256KB Parallel Memory Keys are convenient data carriers with 64 Kb or 256 Kb EEPROM memories.  These rugged, read/write keys are designed for use in heavy-duty commercial and industrial applications that require data carriers with maximum environmental tolerance and fast access to data.  The Parallel Key is constructed of tough material that supports long wear life and reliability -- even when exposed to dirt, moisture, chemicals, X-rays, and up to 15kV of electrostatic discharge.  Each key contains a parallel EEPROM that features byte or page writes, fast access times (150 ns typical), 10 ms typical write cycle per page (32 bytes or 64 bytes per page), highly reliable-10,000 write cycles, and minimum data retention of 10 years.


Part Number (Color)612-0026-000A (Black)612-0016-001A (Black)
Memory Capacity64 Kb
(65,536 bits)
8192 x 8
256 Kb
(262,144 bits)
32768 x 8
Memory TechnologyEEPROMEEPROM
Voltage5 V5 V
ESD Protection10 kV
(per Std. 064-1028)
10 kV
(per Std. 064-1028)
Read CyclesUnlimitedUnlimited
Write/Erase Cycles10,000 min.10,000 min.
Data Life (Storage)10 years min.10 years min.
Contact Life15,000 cycles min.15,000 cycles min.
Operational Temperature-40 ˚C to +85 ˚C-40 ˚C to +85 ˚C
Storage Temperature0 ˚C to +70 ˚C0 ˚C to +70 ˚C
Used WithKCUPK and KC16/64/PCB receptacles, PKS-703 programmerKCUPK and KC16/64/PCB receptacles, PKS-703 programmer
ComplianceRoHS CompliantRoHS Compliant
Other FeaturesRedundant contacts
Redundant contacts
Datasheet (PDF)
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