Is RF engineering a form of black magic? This article analyzes the challenges faced in the development of ADH519S, an 18 GHz to 31 GHz low noise amplifier (LNA), for the aerospace market. The die used in the product development for space was originally released to the commercial industry in the LC4 package. To release this product for the space and high reliability market, and comply with MIL-PRF-38535 standards, this part was assembled using the most suitable and available hermetically sealed ceramic package. This article presents a unique solution and process education to improve RF performance via bonding. To read more, download the full application note.