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This paper presents a 79 GHz sub-harmonic mixer (SHM) design based on a self-developed 1 um InP DHBT process. In this design, a low frequency local oscillator (LO) input signal at 39.5 GHz is doubled to W-band and a radio frequency (RF) signal ranging from 80 GHz to 86 GHz is down-converted to the intermediate frequency (IF) band with a best conversion gain around 1 dB at 83 GHz. As the knowledge of authors, it is the first attempt to implement an InP DHBT based SHM with a LO doubler in W-band. Due to lacking of available RF sources, the testing is realized with one port of an output power fixed Vector Network Analyzer enhanced by a frequency up-conversion module.