XIAO ESP32C3 Surface Mounting on a PCB

The XIAO ESP32 module footprint appears to have a red hatched area under the module. When mounting the XIAO on a PCB, can the area under the module have a ground polygon pour, or should this area not have any copper other than the required traces for connections on the bottom of the module?

Hi there,
AFAIK , Not a KEEP out Zone, I always used the full monty on Ground Plane , Have had Zero Issues,
I do refrain from placing components directly adjacent to the End near the Antennae’ :wink:
Just a preference…YMMV
Here is rev 3 or 5 ? :face_with_peeking_eye:

GL :slight_smile: PJ

Thanks for sharing your experience!
David Cyr

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