March 11, 2024 /SemiMedia/ -- Microchip Technology has announced the EEC1005-UB2 universal backplane management (UBM) controller family to help data center and storage applications provide system versatility, standards-based operation and cost savings. The generic, easily configurable UBM devices can be used on hard drive backplanes to provide storage enclosure management and reporting to computing host systems using industry standard communication protocols. ECC1005-UB2 devices are compliant with the latest SFF-TA-1005 version 1.4 specifications and are downward compatible with systems currently using the EEC1005-UB1 UBM to enable easy migration and quick time to market.

Easily configurable to support different drive types, EEC1005 UBM controllers are interchangeable with a variety of backplanes, including NVM Express® (NVMe®), Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) and Serial ATA (SATA) drives. The controllers support tri-mode operation, which enables them to work with all three types of drives simultaneously. The use of a standard connector between NVMe, SAS and SATA drives can help reduce cable and connector pin requirements, lowering the overall Bill of Materials (BOM) costs. Additionally, Field Replaceable Units (FRUs) allow for fast and easy in-field updates to the backplane configuration.

“The updated EEC1005 family of UBMs is well suited to support a variety of data center applications,” said Nuri Dagdeviren, corporate vice president of Microchip’s secure computing group. “Designed to be highly integrated, flexible and secure, EEC1005 devices help lower system costs and reduce development time.”

The EEC-1005-UB2 product line is available starting at $7.33 each in 10,000-unit quantities. For more information, please visit