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The fin-line technique has been used in a balanced 9-11-GHz mixer with a 70-MHz intermediate frequency. The mixer without an IF amplifier has an available conversion loss of less than 5 dB with a 3.8-dB minimum and a SSB noise figure of less than 6.9 dB with a 5.3-dB minimum. The mixer is tunable by variable shorts. It is possible to scale the device to millimeter-wave frequencies.