This TIDA-00142 reference design implements a complete control and drive solution for 3-phase brushless DC motors up to about 3 kW in power rating. The design includes analog circuits: digital processor: and software to spin BLDC motors without the need for position feedback from Hall effect sensors or quadrature encoder. Operation is demonstrated with a 1 kW motor operating from a 12V supply: similar to many automotive applications. Test data shows the type of results which are easily measured at the board test points. References for the software and user documentation are provided to speed development time for similar BLDC motor applications. This design incorporates the DRV8301-HC-C2-KIT board to create the solution.