How do microchips work??
MIcrochips, the common term associated with Integrated circuits essentially breaks down to a combination of transistors which are simply electronic components which control electrical circuits in a simple series ofI’s and O’s or connections and disconnections, in order to operate and control many carefully calculated electrical functions that make amazing things possible.
Wow! That could cover a lot of ground, like asking ‘How does a car work?’ The short answer is, the engine drives the wheels. The long answer might range from the theory of internal combustion to the chemistry of rubber tires. Two reliable online sources of info are Wikipedia ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_circuit re: Integrated Circuits) and HowStuffWorks ( http://computer.howstuffworks.com/microprocessor.htm re: Microprocessors). Start there and keep clicking hyperlinks to cover the ground you want to a level that interests you. To understand chips at the atomic level, read up on transistor theory, find out why PURE silicon is NOT used, learn about electron holes, and how so many transistors can be packed into such a small area. To understand chips at an applications level, read up on d
Microchips have an unique number, when a hand held scanner is moved over the body of the animal the scanner is able to read the number on the microchip. The microchip company is then called and the number given to the operator. The operator is then able to look in their database for the owners information. Most shelters and humane society’s now have scanners and use them on all animal’s that come in their doors. Are microchips expensive? Microchips are not as expensive as many people believe. The insertion cost varies by animal clinic, but most are between 30 and 40 dollars. The microchip number then needs to be registered with the microchip company, that cost is usually between 15 and 20 dollars. The registration fee is generally a one time fee unless information needs to be changed or updated. Microchip companies available: The most widely used microchip companies in the US are AVID and HomeAgain. These companies are both widely recognized. Most veterinarians carry one or the other,