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The suppression of parallel plate and cavity modes in shielded microstrip circuits is presented. To this aim a textured metal lid consisting of periodically located pins known as a bed of nails is employed. The mode suppression has a bandwidth of more than 2:1, and it does not interfere much with the microstrip circuit. Thereby, this mode suppression technique introduces a new advantageous packaging technology for high frequency circuits.