DLPC3433: HOST_IRQ stays high! Problem with firmware? DMD need to be connected?

Part Number: DLPC3433
Other Parts Discussed in Thread: DLP3010, , DLPA2005

I am using the DLPC3433 with DLPA2005 and DLP3010. 

I currently do not have the DMD connected but the DLPC and DLPA are set up.

I flashed the firmware from TI using flashrom and raspberry pi.

I turn PROJ_ON high 

    - RESETZ goes high

    - Power rails go to ~5V

HOST_IRQ stays high which means the DLPC hasn't finished initializing. 

 

 

Questions:

Does the DMD need to be connected for the initializing of DLPC to finish?

Does this indicate that the firmware was not correctly flashed?