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.
They can either treat the classes as black boxes or add their own extensions that use the low-level interfaces.