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- In this paper, we describe a unique self oscillating and mixing (SOM) down-converter design using a modified defected ground structure (DGS). The proposed SOM converter is consisted of self-oscillator, which can produce negative resistance and select resonance frequency, RF matching circuit, and IF low pass filter. As the advantage of this SOM converter can mix LO and RF signals as well as inducing LO signal with only one active device. it is designed as a simple structure and the low cost. Also, there is easy advantage to be applied in RFIC/ MMIC technology because it offers excellent phase noise performance in spite of using micro-strip structure. The LO signal for the proposed SOM converter is designed at 1GHz and RF frequency was chosen to be 800MHz. The achieved conversion loss and phase noise performances of the implemented SOM converter are 15dB and -95dBc/Hz at 100KHz offset frequency respectively. The equivalent circuit parameters for DGS are extracted by using a three dimensional EM simulator and simple circuit analysis method.