I’m at a point with my product that I’m developing using a Photon to where I want to start to scale the PCB size down and shrink the other parts on the board along with it. That means switching to use a P1. There are at least a couple of things that aren’t clear to me about the P1 from the documentation:
Are the pins to the P1 on the back only? Does this mean that I have to get a solder mask stencil created and use a reflow oven to get the part attached to my PCB? Are there any other prototyping-level solutions to populating a few P1s before spending money on a solder stencil and using a prototype house to populate the P1 to my PCB? It would be really great if the P1 documentation (maybe I missed it?) had a section that talked about best practices for PCB population and manufacturing with it.
Does the P1 have its own 3.3V voltage regulator on it like the Photon, or do I have to supply my own?
Do I need to add all of the caps that are shown for wifi on this diagram? https://docs.particle.io/assets/images/p1-jtag.png