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In this paper, compact ultra-wideband (UWB) bandpass filters with ultra-narrow dual- and quad-notched bands are proposed using the broadside-coupled microstrip/coplanar waveguide (CPW) structure. The multiple-modes UWB operation is obtained through the CPW detached-mode resonator (DMR) and broadside-coupled microstrip/CPW transition. To avoid the existing interferences such as the wireless local-area network signals (i.e., 5.2- and 5.8-GHz bands) in the UWB passband simultaneously, dual-notched bands can be finely employed and independently adjusted by the embedded quarter-wavelength (λ/4) CPW resonators and the λ/4 meander slot-line inserted in the DMR, respectively. To further cancel the interferences from the 3.5-GHz worldwide interoperability for microwave access and 6.8-GHz RF identification communication, the λ/4 meander defected microstrip structure is employed. Based on the structures mentioned above, a series of UWB bandpass filters with dual- and quad-notched bands are then designed and fabricated. With good passband/stopband performances, compact size, and low cost, the proposed filters are attractive for the practical applications.