low-level interface

low-level interface

A programming interface (API) that is the most detailed, allowing the programmer to manipulate functions within a software module or within hardware at a very granular level. Contrast with high-level interface. See low-level access.
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Windows 8 will require its host computer to use the UEFI, the low-level interface between the computer firmware and the OS.
It is a well-defined subset of the OpenGL desktop API, creating a flexible and powerful low-level interface between software and graphics acceleration.
The authors' analysis led to the development of a model that nicely anticipates low-level interface problems, but fails to catch a more glaring design fault.
(6) The tension between science and utility on low-level interface design issues is illustrated by work to improve on the QWERTY typewriter keyboard letter assignment.
They can either treat the classes as black boxes or add their own extensions that use the low-level interfaces. Using these libraries, a minimal embeddable application can be written in less than 900 lines of code, compared to the more than 6,000 lines of code needed when using the low-level protocols directly.