094 DFXRUGGEDrive DevKit

RUGGEDrive™ | Industrial DFX Series

The Industrial DFX Series of RUGGEDrive™ memory tokens provides SD card functionality with industrial temperature operation and optional SLC NAND flash. Choose a product type below to view detailed information on individual products available (via Datakey.com in a pop-up window).

Industrial DFX Memory Tokens

Industrial DFX RUGGEDrive™ memory tokens (DFX-I and DFX-IS models) provide SD card functionality, using either an SPI or SD interface and are available in capacities from 1 – 64 GB.  They have several advantages over consumer SD cards, which make them ideally suited for embedded and industrial applications outside of the consumer market:

  • Ultra-Rugged Construction – Industrial DFX tokens use solid over-moulded construction, making them impervious to liquids and virtually crush-proof.
  • Security Features – The unique form factor means that Industrial DFX tokens won’t plug-in to standard ports found on a PC.
  • Industrial Temperature Operation – All Industrial DFX tokens are rated for operation across the full industrial temperature range of -40˚C to +85˚C.
  • Fixed/Controlled BOM – The SD controller IC, its firmware and the NAND flash will not change from lot-to-lot, ensuring consistent performance and reliability.

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RuggedDrive Token Black

DFX Receptacles

There are over two-dozen receptacles to choose from when incorporating an Industrial DFX RUGGEDrive memory token into an embedded design.  Choose from board-mount or panel-mount receptacles.  The panel-mount receptacles offer models with IP65 or IP67 ratings, for applications that require ingress protection.  We also offer models that incorporate design elements to reduce electromagnetic emissions. 

Like DFX memory tokens, DFX receptacles offer several advantages over traditional SD card connectors:

  • IP65- and IP67-Rated Recptacles – The SR4310 and SR4410 panel-mount receptacles are available in IP65 and IP67 versions and feature a 10-pin header that allows the receptacle to connect to a microcontroller-based board using a commercially-available 10-conductor ribbon cable.
  • Increased Security and Lower Support Costs – Because standard SD card connectors are not used, embedded devices are at much less risk from viruses and malware, since SD cards won’t plug in to RUGGEDrive™ receptacles.  This also reduces support costs and eliminates the need to support every SD card that a user could potentially plug in (both now and in the future).
  • High Cycle Life Contacts – Most SD card connectors are rated for only 10,000 insertion/removal cycles.  At just 10 cycles per day, that connector will last less than 3 years!  The contacts on the RUGGEDrive receptacles are rated for at least 50,000 insertion/removal cycles.  At the same rate, these receptacles will still be going strong after 13 years!

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SR4410 FR

DFX PC Adapter

The DFX PC adapter allows users to transfer data from a DFX RUGGEDrive memory token to a PC (or vice versa) through a standard USB Type A port.  Simply plug the DFX token into the adapter and then plug the adapter into the computer’s USB port.  The operating system will then recognize it as a USB flash drive.

It should be noted that Datakey products are only sold to qualified OEM customers.  Datakey products are not available through retailers or major electronic distributors.  This means that the OEM can control who gets the PC adapters.

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DFX PCadapter BK

Industrial DFX Development Kits

If you are considering an Industrial DFX RUGGEDrive™ solution for an embedded application, consider purchasing one of our Industrial DFX development kits.  Each kit comes with:

  • 2 x Industrial DFX memory tokens
  • DFX PC adapter
  • SR4220PCB board-mount receptacle
  • SR4210 panel-mount receptacle
  • 10-pin header to 10-pin header ribbon cable

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