A8 SoC IoT Main Board MP-1304-MB The MP-1304-MB , based on the ARM Cortex-A8, is enhanced with image, graphics processing, peripherals and industrial interface options such as EtherCAT and PROFIBUS. The MP-1304-MB is highly-optimized by ARM for performance and power efficiency. With the ability to scale in speed to 1GHz, the MP-1304-MB can meet the requirements for power-optimized devices with a power budget of less than 2.4W and enables performance-optimized consumer applications requiring greater than 2500 Dhrystone MIPS. Compared to the ARM11 core, the Cortex-A8 processor is a dual-issue superscalar, achieving twice the instructions executed per clock cycle at 2 DMIPS/MHz.