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. 




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

Does this indicate that the firmware was not correctly flashed?