We’re currently overhauling our documentation and are going to build in a big section about certifications that will make this all a little clearer. In layman’s terms, though, here are the basics:
- The Photon is FCC single modular certified
- The P1 is also FCC single modular certified
- The P0 is not FCC certified. It could be, although it doesn’t have a built in antenna or some other requirements for single modular certification, so it could only be limited single modular certified.
The basic gist is that, if you take a FCC modular certified product and leave the intentional transmitter portion of the reference design unchanged (while also declaring all new unintentional transmitters and not adding any new intentional transmitters), the path for certified is significantly simplified, and you can piggyback on our certification. At that point, it looks more like a VoC (Verification of Certification) instead of a “from-scratch” FCC cert, which takes less time, money, effort, and documentation.
We’ll do a big post to the community once the docs are updated, and I’ll make sure to highlight that section about certification appropriately!