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A differential-mode wideband bandpass filter (BPF) on microstrip line is proposed with good common-mode suppression. A four port two stage branch-line differential-mode BPF is first designed. Then, open circuited stubs are attached to the middle of two of the vertical branches. As such, its two-port bisection becomes a bandpass or bandstop filtering topology under differental- or common-mode excitations, respectively. The lengths and widths of these stubs can be properly adjusted to produce a highly attenuated and widened stopband under the common-mode operation. Finally, a wideband differential-mode BPF is designed and fabricated. The predicted and measured performances are in good agreement with each other, showing good common-mode suppression with an insertion loss higher than 20 dB over the differential-mode passband with a fractional bandwidth of 65%.