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A microstrip-to-coplanar waveguide broadside-coupled section is used to replace a 34-section of the conventional dual-mode 1-ring resonator filter for circuit area miniaturization. It is believed that it is a new idea to incorporate the broadside-coupled section into a ring resonator filter for size reduction. For design purpose, some important characteristics of the broadside-coupled lines are investigated. In experiments, two realized circuits show only 19.4% of the area of a uniform ring. Measured responses show good agreement with simulation.