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Three-dimensional (3-D) microwave monolithic integrated circuit (MMIC) technology, that incorporates slits in the ground metal, was applied to K-band low noise amplifier (LNA) and I/Q mixer to provide a low cost solution for various K-band receivers such as for P-to-P radio, WLAN, and UWB sensors. The LNA incorporates a quasicoplanar stub in the input-matching network, improving the noise figure by 1 dB. This low-noise amplifier (LNA) exhibits a noise figure of 2.5 dB with an associated gain of 16 dB and an area of 0.75×0.65 mm2. The I/Q resistive mixer incorporates a broadside 3-dB coupler with a 22-μm-wide slit in the ground metal beneath the coupled thin-film micro-strip (TFMS) lines (patent pending). The insertion loss of the 3 dB coupler is 0.75 dB. The I/Q mixer exhibits a conversion loss of less than 14 dB at 0.1-2.0GHz IF frequencies for 2-dBm local input power. These LNA and mixer potentially make it easier to integrate receiver functions in a die.