How do microchips work??
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, 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.
A microchip contains a unique identification number. The chip does not broadcast frequencies and it is not a GPS or tracking device. A scanner must be used to read the information on the chip. If your cat gets lost and is picked up and taken to an animal shelter or veterinary clinic, a scanner will be used to read the identification number on the chip. The shelter or veterinarian will call the chip manufacturer and give them the identification number which links in their database to your contact information. You will be contacted about where to pick up your cat. Because there is a chance that your lost cat may not find her way to a shelter or veterinary clinic to be scanned, it is essential that you report your cat as missing to your local animal shelter or animal control agency; put up posters in the area; and look for your cat at your local shelters. It is very important that you verify your contact information in the manufacturer’s database and keep it updated so that you can be con