There are warnings in the Qsys generation dialogue which warn against this and I have not been able to build a project without exporting them.
Can someone explain that warning. I’ll try get the exact one.
Well that was a dumb question. I’m sure that you can do a project without exporting memory, but if your design intends to use the ARM in anyway, you are going to have to tell the ARM about its memory!
This is done through the preloader which is generated from the Qsys build and all that crazy pin muxing and memory timing you enter. Thus you HAVE to export memory.
Hopefully someone else can have this realization from this post.