Summary: This paper describes a low-power-supply 2-GHz CMOS up-converter. A current-mode mixing method using current adding and self-switching mixers is proposed for 1-V operation. The current-mode up-converter achieves conversion gain of 6.7 dB and linearity of 6.5-dBm OIP3 at 1 V. Balanced configuration and DC offset canceller reduce LO leakage below -40 dBc even with 20-mV Vth mismatches. The bias circuit of the IC is designed to maintain constant conversion gain for variation of temperature for practical usage. The measurement results indicate the proposed up-converter is applicable for future wireless systems.