I’m using the Xenon in a product and the pins are just awful - they add hugely to the package height and stop me from automating the build. I’ve discussed this a few times on here so I won’t beat that drum again, but TL;DR without pins the Xenon can be automatically surface mounted - instant SOM.
Instead of asking you to do this can someone at Particle provide a rationale as to why you don’t do this?
There’s been talk about an SOM for months but nothing exists, not even a public design. A pin-less Xenon has almost all of that functionality at zero design time and zero setup cost. If you were to remove the bottom UFL, the Li-Po and program connectors it would be as flat as any SOM. I just don’t get why you wouldn’t ship it at least pin-less as as a stopgap industrial solution. Not to mention that I’ve looked at the Boron B series and honestly using a narrow-trace card slot leaves me pretty cold in an industrial application. I’d way rather just surface mount a module for reliability - my product gets physically slung around a lot.