Product Information

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The Datakey video compares the amount of force it takes to make a series of SD cards non-functional. Three different brands of SD cards are compared, SanDisk, Samsung and Delkin Devices. Then a Datakey DFX RUGGEDrive memory token is put through the same test. The DFX memory token is functionally equivalent to an SD card, it simply comes in the more robust form factor.

This is the PDF version of the tri-fold Datakey brochure that provides an overview of the Datakey line of rugged portable memory products.

PCN 20210506
06 May 2021
DFX PC Adapters, including the Read-Only DFX PC Adapter, had a Bill of Materials (BOM) error that resulted in two components being misplaced. Adapters purchased from April 2014 through February 2021 are impacted.

Information and guidelines for developing with the Datakey DFX16GB RUGGEDrive memory token with SD card functionality.

Information and guidelines for developing with the Datakey DFX16GB-I RUGGEDrive memory token with SD card functionality.

Information and guidelines for developing with the Datakey DFX32GB RUGGEDrive memory token with SD card functionality.

Information and guidelines for developing with the Datakey DFX32GB-I RUGGEDrive memory token with SD card functionality.

Information and guidelines for developing with the Datakey DFX4GB RUGGEDrive memory token with SD card functionality.

Information and guidelines for developing with the Datakey DFX4GB-IS RUGGEDrive memory token with SD card functionality.

Information and guidelines for developing with the Datakey DFX64GB RUGGEDrive memory token with SD card functionality.

Information and guidelines for developing with the Datakey DFX64GB-I RUGGEDrive memory token with SD card functionality.

Information and guidelines for developing with the Datakey DFX8GB RUGGEDrive memory token with SD card functionality.

PCN 20171027
27 October 2017
The 2Gbit NAND flash in NFX Managed-Memory and NFX-MSD memory tokens is no longer available. These products are now End of Life. Suggested replacements for the 2Gbit NFX models would be the 4Gbit NFX models.

PCN 20141103
03 November 2014
This is the End-of-Life notice for the Datakey Parallel Key product line. Products include the KC16/64PCB and KCUPK receptacles (Keyceptacle products) and PKS-703 reader/writers. The notice includes last-time-buy information.

PCN 20230425
25 April 2023
This product change notification (PCN) documents a change made to production equipment in ATEK Access Technologies' Brainerd, Minnesota manufacturing facility. As part of ATEK's commitment to investing in our manufacturing capabilities, we recently replaced one of our injection molding machines. This horizontal press is used to mold many of the housing components that are used in Datakey receptacles. This machine is also used to make many of the plastic components in our Plug memory token products. While the machine itself is brand new, the same tooling that has been used in the past will continue to be used with the new machine. Likewise, there will be no changes to the materials used to mold these products. In fact, there are no changes to the form, fit, or function of any of the products made on this machine. This PCN is simply a notification that a new machine is being used to make the parts listed on this PCN. See the PDF for full details.

PCN 20230816
16 August 2023
The memory IC that has been used in the Datakey 32 Mbit serial flash memory keys and tokens has gone obsolete. A replacement IC has been qualified and it is a drop-in replacement. ATEK engineering has adjusted three specifications in the Datakey SPI Flash Interface Specification document based on this change. See PDF for full details.

PCN 20210909
09 September 2021
The memory IC that has been used in the Datakey 8 Mbit serial flash memory keys and tokens has gone obsolete. A replacement IC has been qualified and it is a drop-in replacement. ATEK engineering has updated two specifications in the Datakey SPI Flash Interface Specification document based on this change. See PDF for full details.

PCN 20210624
24 June 2021
DFX RUGGEDrive™ memory tokens provide SD card functionality in a proprietary form factor that is more robust than the standard SD card and microSD card form factors. Internally, the DFX memory tokens use SD memory that is compliant to the SD specification. When the SD memory used in the DFX memory tokens goes end-of-life (EOL), ATEK qualifies a replacement SD memory device and updates our bill of material using our ISO 9001 engineering change order (ECO) process. Such a change recently occurred with the Datakey DFX4GB RUGGEDrive memory tokens. See PDF for full details.

PCN 20220331
31 March 2022
This product change notification (PCN) documents changes being made SST16Kb, SSX16Kb, SSB16Kb and SSP16Kb models of memory tokens. As a result of the ongoing supply chain challenges in the semiconductor industry, ATEK has qualified a second source for the 16 Kbit SPI EEPROM used in these tokens. Because there is no change to form, fit or function of these tokens, there will be no changes made the part numbers of these tokens. Tokens with date codes of 4 – 2 (corresponding to April 2022) and later may use either of the qualified ICs. See the PDF for full details.

PCN 20200916
16 September 2020
UFX RUGGEDrive™ memory tokens provide USB flash drive functionality in a proprietary form factor that is more robust than traditional thumb drive designs that use standard USB connectors. Internally, the UFX memory tokens leverage SD memory that utilizes MLC NAND flash. When the SD memory used in the UFX memory tokens goes end-of-life (EOL), ATEK qualifies a replacement SD memory device and updates our bill of material using our ISO 9001 engineering change order (ECO) process. Such a change recently occurred with the Datakey UFX4GB RUGGEDrive memory tokens. See PDF for full details.

PCN 20220602
02 June 2022
This product change notification (PCN) documents the end of life (EOL) status of the Datakey NFX memory tokens. The EOL notice applies to both the Managed-Memory and Mass Storage Device versions of NFX tokens. The NFX family of tokens was launched in 2006 and is no longer sustainable. The EOL notice applies to standard products, custom products and accessories in the NFX family. See the PDF for full details.


PCN 20220223 Rev B
23 February 2022 (updated 12 July 2022)
This product change notification (PCN) documents changes being made to the DFX PC adapters. The USB controller IC used in DFX PC adapters has unexpectedly gone end-of-life (EOL). As a result, the standard (read/write) and read-only DFX PC adapters are hereby designated with EOL status. These adapters will be replaced with updated models that use a different USB controller IC. Because a new USB controller is being used, some USB features will be different on the new DFX PC adapters. See the PDF for full details.

PCN 20230905
05 September 2023
This product change notification (PCN) serves as the end of life (EOL) notification for the DFX RUGGEDrive memory tokens. This EOL notice applies to the Commercial DFX tokens that were first launched in late 2010. It does not apply to the newer Industrial DFX tokens. See PDF for full details.


PCN 20220207
07 February 2022
This product change notification (PCN) documents changes being made to the Industrial DFX family of RUGGEDrive memory tokens. The changes vary somewhat based on model but include: TLC NAND flash being used instead of MLC NAND, new Datakey logo, and the fixed-BOM feature becoming optional. See PDF for full details.


PCN 20210616
16 June 2021
The fixed-BOM DFX4GB-I memory tokens, part numbers 611-0223-000A through 611-0223-008A are now end of life (EOL). The obsolescence of the internal SD memory has forced the change. The replacement part numbers are 611-0223-010A through 611-0223-018A. See PDF for full details.

PCN 20220204 Rev B
04 February 2022 (Updated 12 July 2022)
This product change notification (PCN) documents changes being made to the UFX family of RUGGEDrive memory tokens. The USB controller IC used in UFX RUGGEDrive memory tokens has unexpectedly gone end-of-life (EOL). As a result, all UFX tokens are hereby designated with EOL status. The line is being replaced by the UFX-I line, also known as the Industrial UFX line. Because a new USB controller is being used, some USB features will be different on the new UFX-I tokens. Other changes are also being introduced. See the PDF for full details.


PCN 20230906
06 September 2023
This product change notification (PCN) serves as the end of life (EOL) and last time buy (LTB) notification for the DFX4GB-I RUGGEDrive memory tokens. It only applies to 4GB capacity of DFX-I memory tokens. See PDF for full details.


PCN 20230907
07 September 2023
This product change notification (PCN) serves as the end of life (EOL) and last time buy (LTB) notification for the UFX4GB-I RUGGEDrive memory tokens. It only applies to the 4GB capacity of UFX-I memory tokens. See PDF for full details.


PCN 20160803-2
03 August 2016
Datakey SlimLine™ board-mount receptacles are now shipping in a new plastic tray that has been redesigned for improved use with pick-and-place machines. This Product Change Notification outlines the changes.

PCN 20160803-1
03 August 2016
Datakey SlimLine™ panel­‐mount receptacles that were formerly shipped in clear plastic trays will now be shipped in a corrugated box, with up to 25 receptacles shipping per box. This Product Change Notification outlines the changes.

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The "Product Selection and Identifying Guide" provides a table showing all of the Datakey portable memory product families. For each family, the tables states the memory type (EEPROM, NOR Flash, NAND Flash, etc.), serial interface and available capacities. For each entry, the corresponding form factor is also identified.

Each Datakey portable memory device has molded-in codes that identify:

Product Family
Memory Capacity
Supported Voltages
Date of Manufacture

The guide identifies where to find the codes and shows what each code means.

This manual provides instructions on how to connect a Series III programmer (like a SlimLink III, KeyLink III, etc.) to a Windows PC and install the Windows driver.

This manual provides instructions on how to use the sample Windows applications that are included with Datakey Series III programmers (like the SlimLink III, KeyLink III, etc.). The sample applications provide a convenient way to write data to and/or read data from a Datakey memory key/token.

PCN 20180601
01 June 2018
The bend angle of leads has been improved to be more coplanar with the bottom of the receptacle body. New models: SR4210SM, SR4220SM, SR4230SM are drop-in replacements for old models (going EOL): SR4210SMT, SR4220SMT, SR4230SMT.

This document explains the value proposition for Datakey portable memory products. These are the reasons our customers have been choosing to design-in Datakey products since 1976.

Information and guidelines for developing with the Datakey UFX16GB RUGGEDrive memory token with USB flash drive functionality.

Information and guidelines for developing with the Datakey UFX32GB RUGGEDrive memory token with USB flash drive functionality.

Information and guidelines for developing with the Datakey UFX4GB RUGGEDrive memory token with USB flash drive functionality.

Information and guidelines for developing with the Datakey UFX64GB RUGGEDrive memory token with USB flash drive functionality.

Information and guidelines for developing with the Datakey UFX8GB RUGGEDrive memory token with USB flash drive functionality.

This application note explains how interrupts can be used to detect when a Datakey CryptoAuthentication memory token has been inserted or removed, when used with the Microchip CryptoAuthentication starter kit and a Datakey CryptoAuthentication extension board.

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