This paper proposes a new control scheme for the implementation of a low-cost and high efficiency sensorless speed control IC for single-phase brushless dc (BLDC) fan motors. The proposed control scheme detects the zero-crossing-point (ZCP) of the measured back-EMF to generate commutation signals without Hall sensor. A current mode soft switching scheme is used to smooth the current spikes induced by the reduction of the back-EMF when the rotor is crossing the commutation boundary. An adaptive blanking time control strategy is used to adjust the time interval to ensure correct detection of the ZCP. An open-loop constant Ampere/Hertz ramping control scheme is developed for the startup control from zero speed and switching to sensorless mode once the ZCP is detected. The proposed sensorless control scheme has been verified by using computer simulation based on a developed single-phase BLDC fan motor model. Experimental verification of the proposed control scheme has been carried out by using digital implementation technique. Experimental results reveal the superior performance of the proposed control scheme.