Summary: This paper presents an even harmonic mixer using self-biased anti-parallel diode pair (APDP). A proposed self-biased APDP is composed of a pair of diodes and self-bias series resistors. At high LO injection level, rectified current is generated by the diodes and reverse voltage is applied to the diodes by the self-bias resistor. Therefore, rapid degradation of conversion loss at high LO input level can be avoided. The effect of self-bias resistor is explained by using simplified behavior model and harmonic balance method, and is evaluated by the measurements of an L-band even harmonic type direct conversion mixer.