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A compact double-mode cross-coupled microstrip bandpass filter with an asymmetric frequency characteristic and three transmission zeros is presented. The bandpass filter consists of a cross-coupled gap and a double-mode resonator of a half-wavelength line with a shunt-stepped-impedance open stub. In comparison to the conventional square loop dual-mode resonator, the proposed double-mode resonator achieves a 59% size reduction. The parametric studies on the electrical length of the open stub and the capacitance of the cross-coupling are provided in order to gain a better insight into the transmission poles and zeros. Then, a bandpass filter is designed, fabricated and tested to validate the design concept. From 2.3 to 2.5 GHz, the return loss is better than 10 dB and the insertion loss is <1.5 dB. There are three transmission zeros in the upper stopband at 2.8, 3.4 and 4.9 GHz.