Arria 10 External Memory Interface and NIOS II Not Compatible

I am attempting to use the Arria 10 External Memory Interface with a NIOS II processor to run a bare metal hello world C program on a Arria 10 GX Dev Kit. I was able to run the code with on chip memory but when I added the EMI IP core to the Qsys system without connecting the Avalon MM bus to either the Data Master or Instruction Master the design failed. I use the nios2-download command in the NIOS II system window and it finds the processor but the processor does not respond with the EMI present. Has anyone used the Arria 10 External Memory Interface with a NIOS II processor successfully?